Northwestern University Mathematical Calendar
Geometry/Physics Seminar
Year 2011


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
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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
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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
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

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


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Nick Sheridan,   MIT
Title: Introducing Homological Mirror Symmetry
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Nick Sheridan,   MIT
Title: Homological Mirror Symmetry for a Calabi-Yau hypersurface in projective space
Abstract and details available


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Daniele Rosso,   Chicago
Title: Classic and mirabolic RSK correspondence for partial flags
Abstract and details available


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Cheol-Hyun Cho,   Northwestern
Title: Obstructions and Deformations in Lagrangian Floer theory
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Cheol-Hyun Cho,   Northwestern
Title: Holomorphic orbidiscs and Lagrangian Floer theory for toric orbifolds.
Abstract and details available


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Thomas Willwacher,   Harvard
Title: TBA
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Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Thomas Willwacher,   Harvard
Title: Towards a unification of deformation quantization
Abstract and details available


Friday, October 21, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 103, 4:00pm
Lev Rozansky,   UNC
Title: Extension of Khovanov's homology to links in S2 x S1
Abstract and details available


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Sheel Ganatra,   MIT
Title: Some remarks on Hochschild cohomology and Fukaya categories
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Sheel Ganatra,   MIT
Title: On the Hochschild (co)homology of the Fukaya category
Abstract and details available


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Anatoly Preygel,   MIT
Title: Some constructions for dg-categories and "non-commutative" algebraic geometry.
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Anatoly Preygel,   MIT
Title: Thom-Sebastiani & duality for matrix factorizations (via DAG)
Abstract and details available


Friday, November 4, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 103, 4:00pm
Dan Freed,   UT Austin
Title: Invertibility, modularity, and topological field theory
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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 102, 1:00pm
David Ayala,   Harvard
Title: Configuration Spaces and Homology
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Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
David Ayala,   Harvard
Title: Weak n-categories as sheaves
Abstract and details available


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Izzet Coskun,   UIC
Title: The birational geometry of the Hilbert Scheme of Points on surfaces
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Izzet Coskun,   UIC
Title: The birational geometry of the Hilbert scheme of points on P^2 and Bridgeland stability conditions
Abstract and details available


Friday, November 18, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 103, 4:00pm
Marco Gualtieri,   University of Toronto
Title: Deformations of Generalized Kähler Manifolds
Abstract and details available


Friday, December 2, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Lev Buhovski,   University of Chicago
Title: Robust Measurements in Symplectic Topology
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:15pm
Alexander Braverman,   Brown
Title: Instantons, affine Lie algebras and AGT conjecture.
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