Northwestern University Mathematical Calendar
Geometry/Physics Seminar
Year 2010


Thursday, January 7, 2010

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Justin Thomas,  
Title: the Swiss cheese operad of Voronov
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Reimundo Heluani,   UC Berkeley
Title: On quantum sigma models with non-Abelian winding
Abstract and details available


Thursday, January 21, 2010

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Bhargav Bhatt,  
Title:
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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 105, 2:00pm
David Hyeon,   Postech and Marshall University
Title: Geometric invariant theory and birational geometry of moduli
Abstract and details available


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Eric Zaslow,  
Title: Applications of Microlocalization
Abstract and details available


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Kevin Costello,  
Title: A geometric construction of the Witten genus
Abstract and details available


Thursday, February 25, 2010

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Erik Carlsson,  
Title: Vertex operators and localization
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4pm
Alina Marian,   UIC
Title: The moduli space of stable quotients
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Max Lipyanskiy,  
Title: Semi-Infinite Cycles in Floer Theory
Abstract and details available


Thursday, April 29, 2010

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Jean Bellissard,   Affiliation: Georgia Institute of Technology
Title: Riemannian Geometry of Compact Metric Spaces
Abstract and details available


Friday, April 30, 2010

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00
Michael Douglas,  
Title: Spaces of quantum field theories
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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Tom Braden,   U Mass Amherst
Title: Deformations of standard Koszul algebras and localization in equivariant cohomology.
Special Note: Note special time (3pm)
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Vasiliy Dolgushev,  
Title: Formality theorem for Hochschild cochains via transfer
Abstract and details available


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Dima Tamarkin,  
Title: Microlocal category for a symplectic manifold
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Siu-Cheong Lau,   Chinese University of Hong Kong
Title: Quantum Corrections in SYZ Mirror Symmetry
Special Note: Pre-talk aimed at graduate students; main talk at 4PM
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 103, 4:00pm
Naichung Conan Leung,   Chinese University of Hong Kong
Title: Mirror Symmetry via SYZ Transformation for Toric Manifolds
Abstract and details available


Thursday, September 30, 2010

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 04:00pm
Susama Agarwala,   Caltech
Title: Global beta-functions under zeta-function regularization
Abstract and details available


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 105, 11:00am
Robin Koytcheff,   Brown University
Title: Pre-talk: Finite-type knot invariants and their generalizations
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Robin Koytcheff,   Brown University
Title: A homotopy-theoretic view of Bott-Taubes integrals and knot spaces
Abstract and details available


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 102, 11:00am
Si Li,   Harvard
Title: Pretalk: Feynman Diagrams, Perturbative field theory and Calabi-Yau geometry
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Si Li,   Harvard University
Title: BCOV theory on the elliptic curve and higher-genus mirror symmetry
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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 103, 11:00am
Mohammed Abouzaid,   MIT
Title: Pretalk: (Symplectic) Khovanov homology and constructible sheaves
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Mohammed Abouzaid,  
Title: (Symplectic) Khovanov homology and constructible sheaves
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 104, 1:00pm
Yong-Geun Oh,   Wisconsin
Title: Pretalk: Counting embedded curves in Calabi-Yau threefolds and Gopakumar-Vafa invariants
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Yong-Geun Oh,   Wisconsin
Title: Counting embedded curves in Calabi-Yau threefolds and Gopakumar-Vafa invariants
Abstract and details available


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 104, 1:00pm
John Huerta,   UC Riverside
Title: Division algebras, supersymmetry and Lie n-algebras
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Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:10pm
John Huerta,   UC Riverside
Title: Division algebras, supersymmetry and Lie n-algebras
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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 104, 1:00pm
Louis Kauffman,   UIC
Title: An Introduction to Khovanov Homology
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Louis Kauffman,   UIC
Title: Categorified Invariants in Virtual Knot Theory
Abstract and details available


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Tanmay Deshpande,   U of Chicago
Title: Character sheaves and minimal idempotents on unipotent groups
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Swarnendu Datta,   U of Chicago
Title: Alternating biextension of commutative unipotent groups
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 102, 4:00pm
Alexander Polishchuk,   Oregon
Title: Hirzebruch-Riemann-Roch formula for matrix factorizations
Abstract and details available


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 103, 1:00pm
Nick Rozenblyum,   MIT
Title: (Pretalk) Moduli spaces and chiral algebras
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Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Nick Rozenblyum,   MIT
Title: Moduli spaces and chiral algebras
Abstract and details available


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 104, 1:00pm
Erik Carlsson,   NU
Title: (Pretalk) Vertex operators on the K-theory of the hilbert scheme
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Erik Carlsson,   NU
Title: Vertex operators on the K-theory of the hilbert scheme
Abstract and details available



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