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*

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**Tuesday, January 12, 2010**

**Geometry/Physics Seminar**Lunt 107, 4:00pm

- Reimundo Heluani, UC Berkeley

**Title:***On quantum sigma models with non-Abelian winding*

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**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*

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**Thursday, February 11, 2010**

**Geometry/Physics Seminar**Lunt 107, 4:00pm

- Eric Zaslow,

**Title:***Applications of Microlocalization*

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**Thursday, February 18, 2010**

**Geometry/Physics Seminar**Lunt 107, 4:00pm

- Kevin Costello,

**Title:***A geometric construction of the Witten genus*

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**Thursday, February 25, 2010**

**Geometry/Physics Seminar**Lunt 107, 4:00pm

- Erik Carlsson,

**Title:***Vertex operators and localization*

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**Tuesday, March 30, 2010**

**Geometry/Physics Seminar**Lunt 107, 4pm

- Alina Marian, UIC

**Title:***The moduli space of stable quotients*

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**Tuesday, April 20, 2010**

**Geometry/Physics Seminar**Lunt 107, 4:00pm

- Max Lipyanskiy,

**Title:***Semi-Infinite Cycles in Floer Theory*

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**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*

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**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)*

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**Tuesday, May 18, 2010**

**Geometry/Physics Seminar**Lunt 107, 4:00pm

- Vasiliy Dolgushev,

**Title:***Formality theorem for Hochschild cochains via transfer*

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**Thursday, May 27, 2010**

**Geometry/Physics Seminar**Lunt 107, 4:00pm

- Dima Tamarkin,

**Title:***Microlocal category for a symplectic manifold*

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**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*

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**Geometry/Physics Seminar**Lunt 103, 4:00pm

- Naichung Conan Leung, Chinese University of Hong Kong

**Title:***Mirror Symmetry via SYZ Transformation for Toric Manifolds*

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**Thursday, September 30, 2010**

**Geometry/Physics Seminar**Lunt 107, 04:00pm

- Susama Agarwala, Caltech

**Title:***Global beta-functions under zeta-function regularization*

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**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*

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**Geometry/Physics Seminar**Lunt 107, 4:00pm

- Robin Koytcheff, Brown University

**Title:***A homotopy-theoretic view of Bott-Taubes integrals and knot spaces*

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**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*

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**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*

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**Geometry/Physics Seminar**Lunt 107, 4:00pm

- Mohammed Abouzaid,

**Title:***(Symplectic) Khovanov homology and constructible sheaves*

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**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*

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**Geometry/Physics Seminar**Lunt 107, 4:10pm

- Yong-Geun Oh, Wisconsin

**Title:***Counting embedded curves in Calabi-Yau threefolds and Gopakumar-Vafa invariants*

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**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*

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**Geometry/Physics Seminar**Lunt 107, 4:00pm

- Louis Kauffman, UIC

**Title:***Categorified Invariants in Virtual Knot Theory*

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**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*

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**Geometry/Physics Seminar**Lunt 107, 4:00pm

- Swarnendu Datta, U of Chicago

**Title:***Alternating biextension of commutative unipotent groups*

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**Tuesday, November 23, 2010**

**Geometry/Physics Seminar**Lunt 102, 4:00pm

- Alexander Polishchuk, Oregon

**Title:***Hirzebruch-Riemann-Roch formula for matrix factorizations*

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**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*

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**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*

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**Geometry/Physics Seminar**Lunt 107, 4:00pm

- Erik Carlsson, NU

**Title:***Vertex operators on the K-theory of the hilbert scheme*

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