Northwestern University Mathematical Calendar
Geometry/Physics Seminar
Year 2011-2012


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Nick Sheridan,   MIT
Title: Introducing Homological Mirror Symmetry
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Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Nick Sheridan,   MIT
Title: Homological Mirror Symmetry for a Calabi-Yau hypersurface in projective space
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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Daniele Rosso,   Chicago
Title: Classic and mirabolic RSK correspondence for partial flags
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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Cheol-Hyun Cho,   Northwestern
Title: Obstructions and Deformations in Lagrangian Floer theory
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Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Cheol-Hyun Cho,   Northwestern
Title: Holomorphic orbidiscs and Lagrangian Floer theory for toric orbifolds.
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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
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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
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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Sheel Ganatra,   MIT
Title: Some remarks on Hochschild cohomology and Fukaya categories
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Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Sheel Ganatra,   MIT
Title: On the Hochschild (co)homology of the Fukaya category
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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.
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Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Anatoly Preygel,   MIT
Title: Thom-Sebastiani & duality for matrix factorizations (via DAG)
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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
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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
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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
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Friday, November 18, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 103, 4:00pm
Marco Gualtieri,   University of Toronto
Title: Deformations of Generalized Kähler Manifolds
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Friday, December 2, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Lev Buhovski,   University of Chicago
Title: Robust Measurements in Symplectic Topology
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Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:15pm
Alexander Braverman,   Brown
Title: Instantons, affine Lie algebras and AGT conjecture.
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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Ted Stadnik,   Northwestern
Title: Tilting sheaves in characteristic zero via positive characteristic geometry
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Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Ted Stadnik,   Northwestern
Title: Azumaya algebras on symplectic quotients
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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Sergey Shadrin,   University of Amsterdam
Title: Introduction to the Givental theory (pre-talk)
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Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Xinwen Zhu,   Harvard University
Title: Adelic unformization of moduli of G-bundles
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Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Sergey Shadrin,   University of Amsterdam
Title: Applications of the Givental theory
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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Mike Skirvin,   Northwestern
Title: Geometry of algebraic curves
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Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Mike Skirvin,   Northwestern
Title: Global Springer theory for SL_2
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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Kevin Costello,   Northwestern
Title: Mathematical aspects of supersymmetric gauge theories
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Ian Le,   Northwestern
Title: Higher Laminations and Affine Buildings
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Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Ian Le,   Northwestern
Title: Higher Laminations and Affine Buildings
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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Alex Eskin,   UChicago
Title: Rational billiards and the SL(2,R) action on modui space.
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Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Alex Eskin,   UChicago
Title: Rational billiards and the SL(2,R) action on modui space.
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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Helge Ruddat,   Mainz
Title: TBA
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Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Helge Ruddat,   Mainz
Title: Towards mirror symmetry for varieties of general type
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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 1:00pm
Alexei Oblomkov,   UMass Amherst
Title: Pre-talk
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Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 3:30pm
Alexei Oblomkov,   UMass Amherst
Title: Khovanov-Rozansky invariants of knots, plane curve singularities and Cherednik algebras
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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 105, 1:00pm
Alberto Cattaneo,   University of Zurich
Title: Classical and quantum Lagrangian field theories with boundaries I
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Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Alberto Cattaneo,   University of Zurich
Title: Classical and quantum Lagrangian field theories with boundaries II
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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Pavel Mnëv,  
Title: Classical and quantum Lagrangian field theories with boundaries III
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Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Pavel Mnëv,  
Title: Classical and quantum Lagrangian field theories with boundaries IV
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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Dan Abramovich,   Brown University
Title: Logarithmic Gromov-Witten invariants
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Friday, April 20, 2012

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Dan Abramovich,   Brown
Title: Logarithmic Gromov-Witten invariants
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Arun Ram,   Melbourne
Title: TBA
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Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Arun Ram,   Melbourne
Title: Generalized equivariant cohomology of flag varieties
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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Alastair Hamilton,   Texas Tech
Title: Moduli spaces, noncommutative geometry and characteristic classes.
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Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Alastair Hamilton,   Texas Tech
Title: Compactifications of the moduli space of Riemann surfaces and a noncommutative BV-formalism
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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Gabriel Kerr,   Miami
Title: Subdivisions of polytopes
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Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Gabriel Kerr,   Miami
Title: Symplectomorphism group relations and mirrors of birational maps
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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Dennis Gaitsgory,   Harvard
Title: Outline of the proof of Geometric Langlands for GL(2)
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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Sam Gunningham,   NU
Title: Spin Hurwitz Numbers and TQFT
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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Kai Behrend,   University of British Columbia
Title: Differential graded schemes via curved differential graded Lie algebras
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