Northwestern University Mathematical Calendar
Geometry/Physics Seminar
Year 2016


Thursday, January 14, 2016

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Paul Bressler ,   Universidad de los Andes, Bogota
Title: Quasi-classical limit in deformation quantization
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Daniil Rudenko,   HSE, Moscow
Title: Goncharov conjectures and functional equations for polylogarithms
Abstract and details available


Thursday, March 31, 2016

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 105, 1pm
Melody Chan,   Brown University
Title: Tropical geometry
Special Note: http://moduli2016.eventos.cimat.mx/sites/moduli2016/files/MelodyChan.pdf
Contact info here
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Melody Chan,   Brown University
Title: Topology of the tropical moduli spaces of curves
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Claudia Scheimbauer,   MPIM-Bonn
Title: Derived symplectic geometry and AKSZ topological field theories
Abstract and details available


Thursday, April 21, 2016

Geometry/Physics Seminar       , 1:00pm
Renzo Cavalieri,   Colorado State University
Title: Pretalk
Contact info here
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Renzo Cavalieri,   Colorado State University
Title: Open Gromov-Witten Invariants of Toric Orbifolds and the CRC
Contact info here


Thursday, April 28, 2016

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Alberto Cattaneo,   University of Zurich
Title:
Contact info here


Thursday, May 5, 2016

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 1:00pm
Gabriel Kerr,   Kansas State University
Title: Homological mirror symmetry for elementary birational cobordisms
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Nick Sheridan,   Princeton/IAS
Title: Homological mirror symmetry for Greene-Plesser mirrors
Abstract and details available


Thursday, May 26, 2016

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Eric Zaslow,   Northwestern University
Title: The Chromatic Lagrangian of a Cubic Planar Graph
Abstract and details available


Thursday, June 2, 2016

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107 (or wherever is free), 12:00pm
Florian Naef,   University of Geneva
Title: Pre-talk
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Florian Naef,  
Title: The Goldman-Turaev Lie bialgebra and Kashiwara-Vergne
Abstract and details available


Thursday, June 9, 2016

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 1:00pm
Justin Hilburn,  
Title: Pre-talk
Contact info here
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Justin Hilburn,   University of Oregon
Title: Symplectic Duality and Mirror Symmetry of 3d N=4 Theories
Abstract and details available


Thursday, September 29, 2016

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 105, 1:00pm
Behrouz Taji,   University of Freiburg
Title: Pre-talk
Abstract and details available
Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Behrouz Taji,   University of Freiburg
Title: Chern class inequalities for minimal models and uniformization
Abstract and details available


Thursday, October 6, 2016

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 105, 1:00pm
Ben Davison,   University of Glasgow and IST Austria
Title: Approximation by proper maps (pre-talk)
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Ben Davison,   University of Glasgow and IST Austria
Title: The integrality conjecture and the Kac positivity conjecture
Abstract and details available


Thursday, October 13, 2016

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Rudy Rodsphon,   Vanderbilt University
Title: Quantizations and index theory
Abstract and details available


Friday, October 14, 2016

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 104, 4:00pm
David Nadler,   University of California, Berkeley
Title: Lagrangian skeleta of Weinstein manifolds
Special Note: Special day, time and place
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 1:00pm
Daniel Halpern-Leistner,   Columbia University
Title: Equivariant Hodge theory and noncommutative algebraic geometry (pre-talk)
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Daniel Halpern-Leistner,   Columbia University
Title: Representations of generalized braid groups on the derived category of a GIT quotient
Abstract and details available


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 105, 1:00pm
Jian Xiao,   Northwestern
Title: Pretalk: Positivity and volume function
Abstract and details available
Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Jian Xiao,   Northwestern
Title: Convexity and Zariski decomposition structure
Abstract and details available


Friday, October 21, 2016

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Jiuzu Hong,   University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title: Pretalk: An introduction to conformal blocks, fusion ring and the Verlinde formula
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 103, 4:00pm
Jiuzu Hong,   University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title: Conformal blocks, Verlinde formula and diagram automorphisms
Abstract and details available


Thursday, November 3, 2016

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 105, 1:00pm
Heather Lee,   Purdue University
Title: Pre-talk: Homological mirror symmetry for pairs of pants
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Heather Lee,   Purdue and IAS
Title: Homological mirror symmetry for punctured Riemann surfaces from pair-of-pants decompositions
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Alexander Alexandrov,   CRM, Montreal and ITEP, Moscow
Title: Introduction to free fermions, integrable hierarchies and matrix models, I
Abstract and details available


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 105, 1:00pm
Alexander Alexandrov,   CRM, Montreal and ITEP, Moscow
Title: Introduction to free fermions, integrable hierarchies and matrix models, II
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Alexander Alexandrov,   CRM, Montreal and ITEP, Moscow
Title: Matrix model for open intersection numbers
Abstract and details available


Thursday, November 17, 2016

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Xin Jin,   Northwestern University
Title: Sheaf quantizations and the J-homomorphism
Abstract and details available


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 105, 1:00pm
Sam Payne,   Yale
Title: Tropical geometry of algebraic curves
Abstract and details available
Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Sam Payne,   Yale
Title: Top weight cohomology of moduli spaces of curves
Abstract and details available



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