Northwestern University Mathematical Calendar
Geometry/Physics Seminar
Year 2005-2006


Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 104, 3:00pm
Professor Tom Graber,   California Institute of Technology
Title: Towards a quantum McKay correspondence
Abstract and details available


Thursday, September 22, 2005

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 2:30pm
Professor Eric Zaslow,   Northwestern University
Title: Seidel's Mirror Map for Abelian Varieties
Abstract and details available


Thursday, September 29, 2005

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 2:30pm
Professor Kevin Costello,   University of Chicago
Title: The Gromov-Witten potential associated to a Calabi-Yau A-infinity category
Abstract and details available


Thursday, October 6, 2005

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 2:30pm
Professor Jiun-Cheng Chen,   Northwestern University
Title: Characterizing projective spaces
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Thursday, October 20, 2005

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 2:30pm
Professor Albrecht Klemm,   University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Physics
Title: Enumerative Geometry on Enriques Surfaces
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Thursday, October 27, 2005

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 2:30pm
Professor Vassily Gorbounov,   University of Kentucky
Title: Elliptic genus test for the mirror of some complete intersection
Abstract and details available


Thursday, November 3, 2005

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 2:30pm
Professor Nan-Kuo Ho,   The Fields Institute (Canada) and National Cheng-Kung University (Taiwan)
Title: On the volume of the moduli space of flat connections on a non-orientable 2-manifold
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, November 8, 2005

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Swift 107, 4:00pm
Professor Michael Entov ,   Technion-Isreal Institute of Technology
Title: "Almost homomorphisms", "almost linear" functionals and "almost measures" in symplectic topology
Special Note: Special time and location
Abstract and details available


Thursday, November 10, 2005

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 2:30pm
Professor Thomas Nevins,   University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Title: Difference operators, Hilbert schemes, and the Ruijsenaars-Schneider system
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Thursday, November 17, 2005

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 2:30pm
Professor Lev Borisov ,   University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title: Analytic continuation of solutions of GKZ system and homological mirror symmetry
Abstract and details available


Friday, January 6, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 101, 2:00pm
Professor Ezra Getzler,   Northwestern University
Title: Batalin-Vilkovisky algebras and Frobenius manifolds in higher genus
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Thursday, January 12, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Joseph Johns,   Univesity of Chicago
Title: The directed Fukaya category and Morse theory
Abstract and details available


Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 101, 3:00pm
Teruji Thomas,   University of Chicago
Title: The Maslov class as a quadratic space
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Friday, January 20, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Hsian-Hua Tseng,   University of British Columbia & MSRI
Title: Global quotient structure of moduli of orbifold stable maps
Special Note: The speaker will arrive on January 18 (early morning) and leave on January 28 (afternoon).
Abstract and details available


Thursday, January 26, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Hsian-Hua Tseng,   University of British Columbia & MSRI
Title: Orbifold Quantum Riemann-Roch
Special Note: The speaker will arrive on January 18 (early morning) and leave on January 28 (afternoon).
Abstract and details available


Monday, January 30, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 101, 3:00pm
Oren Ben Bassat,  
Title: Noncommutative tori and the Fourier-Mukai transform
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Thursday, February 2, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Michael Gekhtman,   University of Notre Dame
Title: Cluster Algebras, Poisson Geometry and Integrable Systems
Abstract and details available


Friday, February 3, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 101, 2:00pm
Professor Young-Heon Kim,   The Fields Institute, University of Toronto
Title: The determinant of the Laplacian and the quasifuchsian space
Abstract and details available


Thursday, February 9, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Vasiliy Dolgushev,   Northwestern University
Title: Relative formality theorem and quantization of coisotropic submanifolds
Abstract and details available


Friday, February 10, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 101, 3:00pm
Sergiy Koshkin,   Kansas State University
Title: Conormal bundles to knots and Large N duality
Abstract and details available


Thursday, February 16, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Alexandra Pettet,   University of Chicago
Title: Finiteness properties of subgroups of automorphism groups of free groups
Abstract and details available


Thursday, February 23, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Paul Seidel,   University of Chicago
Title: Khovanov meets Ozsvath-Szabo
Abstract and details available


Thursday, March 2, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Mohammed Abouzaid,   University of Chicago
Title: On Homological Mirror Symmetry and Tropical Geometry
Abstract and details available


Thursday, March 9, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Mihnea Popa,   University of Chicago
Title: GV sheaves, Fourier-Mukai, and generic vanishing theorems
Abstract and details available


Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Juan Souto,   University of Chicago
Title: Geometry of Heegaard splittings and rank of the fundamental group
Abstract and details available


Thursday, March 30, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Professor Ian Agol,   University of Illinois at Chicago
Title: Finiteness of arithmetic reflection groups
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 104, 4.15pm
Professor Alexey Bondal,   Steklov Institute, Moscow
Title: Derived categories of toric varieties
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Thursday, April 6, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Davesh Maulik,   Princeton University
Title: Quantum cohomology of the Hilbert scheme of points of A_n resolutions
Special Note: The speaker will arrive on April 3 (evening) and depart on April 7 (morning).
Abstract and details available


Thursday, April 13, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Marco Gualtieri ,   Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title: D-branes in generalized complex manifolds
Special Note: The speaker will arrive on April 13 (morning) and depart on April 14 (night).
Abstract and details available


Friday, April 14, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 104, 3:00pm
Professor Fedor Malikov,   University of South California
Title: From Lagrangians to sheaves of vertex algebras
Abstract and details available


Thursday, April 20, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Renzo Cavalieri,   University of Michigan
Title: Hurwitz numbers and Admissible Covers
Special Note: The speaker will arrive on April 19 (night) and depart on April 21 (evening).
Abstract and details available


Friday, April 21, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 104, 3:00pm
Professor Andrei Caldararu,   University of Wisconsin at Madison
Title: A generalized Hochschild-Kostant-Rosenberg isomorphism
Special Note: The speaker will arrive between 11-11:30am on April 21 and depart on the same day.
Abstract and details available


Thursday, April 27, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Martin Markl,   Mathematical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Title: Natural differential operators and graph complexes
Abstract and details available


Thursday, May 4, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor David Nadler,   Northwestern University
Title: Constructible Sheaves and the Fukaya Category
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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 104, 3:00pm
Professor Christopher Woodward,   Rutgers University
Title: Functoriality for Lagrangian correspondences in Floer theory and TQFT
Special Note: The speaker will arrive on May 10 (night) and depart on May 12 (morning).
Abstract and details available


Thursday, May 18, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Professor Lev Rozansky,   University of North Carolina
Title: Soergel bimodules and the categorification of the 2-variable HOMFLY-PT polynomial
Abstract and details available


Friday, May 19, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Professor Vasiliy Dolgushev,   Northwestern Unversity
Title: Formality of the homotopy Gerstenhaber algebra of Hochschild cochains of a regular algebra
Abstract and details available


Thursday, May 25, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Jiun-Cheng Chen,   Northwestern University
Title: On Mukai conjecture for singular varieties
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