Northwestern University Mathematical Calendar
Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Year 2016-2017


Thursday, September 29, 2016

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 105, 1:00pm
Behrouz Taji,   University of Freiburg
Title: Pre-talk
Abstract and details available
Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Behrouz Taji,   University of Freiburg
Title: Chern class inequalities for minimal models and uniformization
Abstract and details available


Thursday, October 6, 2016

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 105, 1:00pm
Ben Davison,   University of Glasgow and IST Austria
Title: Approximation by proper maps (pre-talk)
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Ben Davison,   University of Glasgow and IST Austria
Title: The integrality conjecture and the Kac positivity conjecture
Abstract and details available


Thursday, October 13, 2016

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Rudy Rodsphon,   Vanderbilt University
Title: Quantizations and index theory
Abstract and details available


Friday, October 14, 2016

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 104, 4:00pm
David Nadler,   University of California, Berkeley
Title: Lagrangian skeleta of Weinstein manifolds
Special Note: Special day, time and place
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 1:00pm
Daniel Halpern-Leistner,   Columbia University
Title: Equivariant Hodge theory and noncommutative algebraic geometry (pre-talk)
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Daniel Halpern-Leistner,   Columbia University
Title: Representations of generalized braid groups on the derived category of a GIT quotient
Abstract and details available


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 105, 1:00pm
Jian Xiao,   Northwestern
Title: Pretalk: Positivity and volume function
Abstract and details available
Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Jian Xiao,   Northwestern
Title: Convexity and Zariski decomposition structure
Abstract and details available


Friday, October 21, 2016

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Jiuzu Hong,   University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title: Pretalk: An introduction to conformal blocks, fusion ring and the Verlinde formula
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 103, 4:00pm
Jiuzu Hong,   University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title: Conformal blocks, Verlinde formula and diagram automorphisms
Abstract and details available


Thursday, November 3, 2016

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 105, 1:00pm
Heather Lee,   Purdue University
Title: Pre-talk: Homological mirror symmetry for pairs of pants
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Heather Lee,   Purdue and IAS
Title: Homological mirror symmetry for punctured Riemann surfaces from pair-of-pants decompositions
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Alexander Alexandrov,   CRM, Montreal and ITEP, Moscow
Title: Introduction to free fermions, integrable hierarchies and matrix models, I
Abstract and details available


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 105, 1:00pm
Alexander Alexandrov,   CRM, Montreal and ITEP, Moscow
Title: Introduction to free fermions, integrable hierarchies and matrix models, II
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Alexander Alexandrov,   CRM, Montreal and ITEP, Moscow
Title: Matrix model for open intersection numbers
Abstract and details available


Thursday, November 17, 2016

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Xin Jin,   Northwestern University
Title: Sheaf quantizations and the J-homomorphism
Abstract and details available


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 105, 1:00pm
Sam Payne,   Yale
Title: Tropical geometry of algebraic curves
Abstract and details available
Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Sam Payne,   Yale
Title: Top weight cohomology of moduli spaces of curves
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 105, 4:00pm
John Lesieutre,   University of Illinois at Chicago
Title: Automorphisms of algebraic varieties
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 102, 11:00am
Leonid Chekhov,   Steklov Institute, Moscow
Title: Cluster Algebras (pre-talk)
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 103, 1:00pm
Leonid Chekhov,   Steklov Institute, Moscow
Title: Quantum cluster algebras from geometry
Abstract and details available


Friday, January 20, 2017

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Daniel Halpern-Leistner,   Columbia University
Title: Equivariant geometry and Calabi-Yau manifolds
Abstract and details available


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 105, 2:00pm
Yunfeng Jiang,   University of Kansas
Title: Introduction to the Behrend function
Abstract and details available
Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Yunfeng Jiang,   University of Kansas
Title: The Behrend function and its motivic version in Donaldson-Thomas theory
Abstract and details available


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Eduard Looijenga,   Yau Mathematical Sciences Centre, Tsinghua University, Beijing
Title: Tate extensions in the cohomology of a Baily-Borel compactification
Abstract and details available


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Roya Beheshti Zavareh,   Washington Univ. St. Louis
Title: Mini-course on stable rationality I
Abstract and details available


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Roya Beheshti Zavareh,   Washington Univ. St. Louis
Title: Mini-course on stable rationality II
Abstract and details available
Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Roya Beheshti Zavareh,   Washington Univ. St. Louis
Title: Spaces of rational curves on Fano surfaces
Abstract and details available


Friday, March 3, 2017

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 101, 3:00pm
Roya Beheshti Zavareh,   Washington Univ. St. Louis
Title: Mini-course on stable rationality III
Abstract and details available


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Stefan Schreieder,   University of Bonn
Title: Pre-Talk: A gentle introduction to the minimal model program
Abstract and details available
Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Stefan Schreieder,   University of Bonn
Title: On the number and boundedness of minimal models of general type
Abstract and details available


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Yan Soibelman,   Kansas State
Title: Riemann-Hilbert correspondence, Fukaya categories and wall-crossing formulas
Abstract and details available


Friday, March 24, 2017

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Bohan Fang,   Beijing University
Title: BKMP remodeling conjecture and its application
Abstract and details available


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Samuel Grushevsky,   Stony Brook
Title: Fourier-Mukai transform on abelian varieties
Abstract and details available
Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Samuel Grushevsky,   Stony Brook
Title: Vanishing and relations in the tautological ring of M_g, via the theta divisor
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 101, 1:00pm
Michael Gröchenig,   Free University, Berlin
Title: Mini-course on p-adic integration (for the Hitchin system) I
Abstract and details available
Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Michael Gröchenig,   Free University, Berlin
Title: Mini-course on p-adic integration (for the Hitchin system) II
Abstract and details available


Thursday, April 6, 2017

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 103, 1:00pm
Michael Gröchenig,   Free University, Berlin
Title: Mini-course on p-adic integration (for the Hitchin system) III
Abstract and details available
Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Michael Gröchenig,   Free University, Berlin
Title: p-adic integration (for the Hitchin system)
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Michael Gröchenig,   Free University, Berlin
Title: Refined motivic integration (pre-talk)
Abstract and details available
Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Michael Gröchenig,   Free University, Berlin
Title: Refined motivic integration
Abstract and details available


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Chiu-Chu Melissa Liu,   Columbia University
Title: GW theory, FJRW theory, and MSP fields
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Michele Schiavina,   UC Berkeley
Title: BV-BFV formalism and General Relativity
Abstract and details available


Thursday , May 4, 2017

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Si Li,   Tsinghua University
Title: Vertex algebras, BV master equation and integrable hierarchies
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Chenyang Xu,   BICMR Beijing
Title: Moduli space of smoothable K-semistable Q-Fano varieties
Abstract and details available


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Ailsa Keating,   IAS/Columbia
Title: Symplectomorphisms of exotic discs
Abstract and details available



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