Northwestern University Mathematical Calendar
Geometry/Physics Seminar
Year 2007


Thursday, January 4, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Chiu-Chu Melissa Liu,  
Title: Positivity of Quasi-local Mass
Abstract and details available


Thursday, January 11, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Ezra Getzler,  
Title: Sheaves of differential graded Lie algebras and moduli spaces
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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Katrin Wehrheim,  
Title: Lagrangian correspondences, holomorphic quilts, and a Floer field theory I
Abstract and details available


Thursday, January 25, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Katrin Wehrheim,  
Title: Lagrangian correspondences, holomorphic quilts, and a Floer field theory II
Abstract and details available


Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Professor Gabriel Kerr,  
Title: Organizing Critical Values and the Directed Fukaya Category
Abstract and details available


Thursday, February 1, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Professor Mohammed Abouzaid,   University of Chicago
Title: Fukaya Categories of Riemann Surfaces
Abstract and details available


Thursday, February 8, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Javier Zuniga,  
Title: Cellular Models of Compactified Moduli Spaces
Abstract and details available


Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Dmitry Kaledin,  
Title: Tensor categories in non-commutative geometry
Abstract and details available


Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Kevin Costello ,  
Title: Renormalisation and the Batalin-Vilkovisky formalism
Abstract and details available


Thursday, March 29, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Pavel Mnev,  
Title: On simplicial BF theory
Abstract and details available


Thursday, April 5, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Renzo Cavalieri,  
Title: The orbifold GW theory of C^3/Z_3
Abstract and details available


Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Ben Weinkove,   Harvard University
Title: The Calabi-Yau equation and symplectic geometry
Abstract and details available


Thursday, April 26, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Ben Weinkove,   Harvard University
Title: Energy functionals and canonical Kahler metrics
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Bruno Vallette,   University of Nice
Title: Deformation theory of representations of prop(erad)s
Abstract and details available


Monday, April 30, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt Common Room, 1:00pm
Professor Pavel Etingof,   MIT
Title: Topology of the moduli space of real curves of genus 0 with n labeled points
Abstract and details available


Thursday, May 3, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Masoud Kamgarpour,   U of Chicago
Title: Stacky abelianization of a connected algebraic group and Serre duality
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Robert Penner,   USC
Title: Fatgraphs and stable curves
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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Professor Yuri Manin,  
Title: Modular shadows
Abstract and details available


Thursday, May 31, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Nadya Shirokova,  
Title: On the classification of Floer-type theories
Abstract and details available


Thursday, August 2, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, tba
Professor Kai Behrend,   UBC
Title: Donaldson-Thomas Type Invariants via Microlocal Geometry
Abstract and details available


Thursday, October 11, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Kobi Kremnizer,   MIT
Title: Quantum localization
Abstract and details available


Thursday, October 18, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 104, 2:30pm
Professor Ciprian Manolescu,   Columbia
Title: Symplectic Instanton Homology
Special Note: Special Session
Contact info here
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Pramod Achar,   LSU
Title: The category of staggered sheaves
Abstract and details available


Friday, October 19, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Lev Rozansky,   UNC at Chapel Hill
Title: Virtual links and algebraic categorification of quantum polynomial invariants
Special Note: Special Session
Abstract and details available


Thursday, October 25, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Boris Tsygan,   Northwestern University
Title: Oscillatory Modules
Abstract and details available


Thursday, November 1, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Alexei Oblomkov,   Princeton
Title: Gromov-Witten/Donaldson-Thomas correspondence for toric threefolds
Abstract and details available


Thursday, November 8, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
David Treumann,   Northwestern University
Title: Nearby cycles over general bases and stratified homotopy type
Abstract and details available


Thursday, November 15, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Jake Rasmussen,   Princeton
Title: Odd Khovanov homology
Abstract and details available


Thursday, November 29, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Sergiy Koshkin,   Northwestern University
Title: Holomorphic fusion rules in Chern-Simons theory
Abstract and details available


Thursday, December 6, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Johannes Walcher,   IAS
Title: Progress on Mirror Symmetry for Open Strings
Abstract and details available



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