Northwestern University Mathematical Calendar
Geometry/Physics Seminar
Year 2010-2011


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
Contact info here


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


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
David Treumann,   Northwestern
Title: Smith theory and Geometric Hecke algebras
Abstract and details available


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 103, 1:00pm
Kate Poirier,   Berkeley
Title: String diagrams, moduli spaces and string topology
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Kate Poirier,   Berkeley
Title: String topology & compactified moduli space of Riemann surfaces
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 103, 2:00pm
David Hyeon,   Postech
Title: Pretalk: Construction of moduli spaces of curves
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
David Hyeon,   Postech
Title: Log MMP for the moduli space of stable curves
Abstract and details available


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 104, 1:00pm
Rina Anno,   Chicago
Title: Spherical functors
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Rina Anno,   Chicago
Title: Spherical twists as derived flops
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Chenyang Xu,   MIT
Title: Boundedness of algebraic varieties
Abstract and details available


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 104, 1:00pm
Valentino Tosatti,   Columbia
Title: Calabi-Yau manifolds
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Valentino Tosatti,   Columbia
Title: How do Calabi-Yau manifolds degenerate?
Abstract and details available


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Josh Guffin,   UPenn
Title: Quantum Sheaf Cohomology (cancelled)
Abstract and details available


Friday, February 4, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 105, 3pm
Alina Marian,   UIC
Title: The moduli space of stable quotients
Abstract and details available


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 104, 1:00pm
Andrei Caldararu,   Wisconsin
Title: TBA
Contact info here
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Andrei Caldararu,   Wisconsin
Title: A study of derived self-intersections
Abstract and details available


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 104, 1:00pm
AJ Tolland,   SUNY Stonybrook
Title: TBA
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Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
AJ Tolland,   SUNY Stonybrook
Title: Cohomological Field Theories on the Lattice
Abstract and details available


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 104, 1:00pm
Gabor Szekelyhidi,   Columbia
Title: Extremal Kahler metrics
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Gabor Szekelyhidi,   Columbia
Title: On blowing up extremal Kahler manifolds
Abstract and details available


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 104, 1:00pm
Matthew Ando,   UIUC
Title: Complex analytic equivariant elliptic cohomology
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Matthew Ando,   UIUC
Title: The Equivariant elliptic cohomology and fibered WZW models
Abstract and details available


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Yan Soibelman,   Kansas State
Title: Complex integrable systems,Mirror Symmetry and Donaldson-Thomas invariants
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 103, 4:00pm
Thomas Willwacher,   Harvard
Title: Cancelled
Contact info here


Thursday, March 31, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 103, 1:00pm
Kiumars Kaveh,   Pittsburgh
Title: Pretalk: Volume of convex polytopes and number of solutions of a system of algebraic equations
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Kiumars Kaveh,   Pittsburgh
Title: Convex bodies, algebraic varieties and group actions
Abstract and details available


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Tom Nevins,   UIUC
Title: TBA
Contact info here
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Tom Nevins,   UIUC
Title: Moduli spaces of points on some quantum varieties
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 103, 4:00pm
Ezra Getzler,   Northwestern
Title: Differential graded Banach algebras and Lie infinity-groupoids (joint work with Kai Behrend)
Abstract and details available


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Nicolo Sibilla,   NU
Title: Ribbon Graphs and Mirror Symmetry.
Abstract and details available


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Josh Guffin,   UPenn
Title: Quantum Sheaf Cohomology
Abstract and details available


Friday, April 22, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 103, 2:00pm
Professor Michael Douglas,   Simons Center for Geomery and Physics
Title: A holographic dual of free quantum field theory
Special Note: Note the unusual time and date
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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 2:00pm
Ryan Grady,   Notre Dame
Title: Categorical traces and field theories
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Stephan Stolz,   Notre Dame
Title: Field theories and cohomology
Abstract and details available


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 103, 1:00pm
David Speyer,   Michigan
Title: TBA
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Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
David Speyer,   Michigan
Title: Projected Richardson Varieties
Abstract and details available


Thursday, May 12, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Thomas Bitoun ,   MIT
Title: D-modules mod p and microlocalization
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 1:00pm
Richard Wentworth,   University of Maryland
Title: Gluing formulas for determinants of Dolbeault laplacians on Riemann surfaces
Abstract and details available


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 103, 1:00pm
John Baldwin,   Princeton
Title: TBA
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Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
John Baldwin,   Princeton
Title: A combinatorial spanning tree model for knot Floer homology.
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Robert Lipshitz,   Columbia
Title: Bordered Heegaard Floer homology: why? (and what?)
Abstract and details available



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