Northwestern University Mathematical Calendar
Geometry/Physics Seminar
Year 2009


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Xinwen Zhu,   Berkeley
Title: Background pre-seminar
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Xinwen Zhu,   Berkeley
Title: Every flat bundle on the punctured disc has an oper structure
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Kobi Kremnizer,  
Title: Pre-talk
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Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Kobi Kremnizer,   University of Chicago
Title: Tate spaces and central extensions
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Erik Carlsson,  
Title: Pre-talk
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Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Erik Carlsson,   Northwestern
Title: Vertex Operators and Hilbert Schemes
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Abhishek Banerjee,   Johns Hopkins University
Title: Periodicity in Cyclic Cohomology and Monodromy at Archimedean Infinity
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Ralph Kaufmann,   Purdue University
Title: Correlators, graphs and cyclic operads (pre-talk)
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Ralph Kaufmann,   Purdue University
Title: Stabilization and semi-simplicity
Abstract and details available


Thursday, February 26, 2009

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Professor Ben Webster,   MIT
Title: Introductory pre-seminar
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Ben Webster,   MIT
Title: Representation theory and a strange duality for symplectic varieties
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Boris Tsygan,  
Title: Oscillatory Modules
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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Bohan Fang,   Northwestern University
Title: T-duality and the coherent-constructible correspondence for toric varieties
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Geometry/Physics Seminar       , 3:00pm
Professor Michael Movshev,  
Title: Pre-talk
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Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Michael Movshev,   Stony Brook University
Title: An L-infinity extension of Atiyah-Ward correspondence
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Professor Valerio Toledano Laredo,   Northeastern University
Title: Hall Algebras (Pre-talk)
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Valerio Toledano Laredo,   Northeastern University
Title: Stability conditions and Stokes factors
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Ezra Getzler,  
Title: Topological field theory in two dimensions and Teichmuller space
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Professor Tony Pantev,   University of Pennsylvania
Title: Pre-talk
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Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Tony Pantev,   University of Pennsylvania
Title: Geometric Langlands and non-abelian Hodge theory
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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 3pm
Professor Susan Tolman,   University of Illinois
Title: Pre-talk: Morse Theory and Moment Maps
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Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Susan Tolman,   University of Illinois
Title: Hamiltonian circle actions with minimal fixed sets
Abstract and details available


Monday, June 1, 2009

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Professor Young Heon Kim,   UBC and IAS
Title: Optimal Transportation (Pre-talk)
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Young-Heon Kim,   UBC and IAS
Title: Geometry and regularity of optimal transportation
Abstract and details available


Thursday, October 1, 2009

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Kwok Wai Chan,   Harvard
Title: The Ooguri-Vafa Metric, Holomorphic Disks, and Wall Crossing
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 3:00 pm
Steve Zelditch,  
Title: Donaldson theory pretalk
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Steve Zelditch,  
Title: Donaldson Theory
Abstract and details available


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Tasho Kaletha,  
Title: Depth-zero local Langlands correspondence and endoscopic transfer
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00
Christopher Schommer-Pries,  
Title: Classifying Extended Topological Field Theories in Low Dimensions
Special Note: There will be an expository seminar "pre-talk" from 3pm to 4pm
Abstract and details available


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Matilde Marcolli,   Caltech
Title: Feynman integrals and algebraic geometry
Abstract and details available


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Owen Gwilliam,  
Title:
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Sam Payne,   Stanford University
Title: Tropical Brill-Noether theory
Special Note: There will be an expository seminar pre-talk from 3 to 4pm.
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Kevin Walker,  
Title: pretalk: TQFTs via fields
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Kevin Walker,  
Title: The blob complex and the higher dimensional Deligne conjecture.
Abstract and details available



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