Northwestern University Mathematical Calendar
Geometry/Physics Seminar
Year 2017


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 105, 4:00pm
John Lesieutre,   University of Illinois at Chicago
Title: Automorphisms of algebraic varieties
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 102, 11:00am
Leonid Chekhov,   Steklov Institute, Moscow
Title: Cluster Algebras (pre-talk)
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Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 103, 1:00pm
Leonid Chekhov,   Steklov Institute, Moscow
Title: Quantum cluster algebras from geometry
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Friday, January 20, 2017

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Daniel Halpern-Leistner,   Columbia University
Title: Equivariant geometry and Calabi-Yau manifolds
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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 105, 2:00pm
Yunfeng Jiang,   University of Kansas
Title: Introduction to the Behrend function
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Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Yunfeng Jiang,   University of Kansas
Title: The Behrend function and its motivic version in Donaldson-Thomas theory
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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Eduard Looijenga,   Yau Mathematical Sciences Centre, Tsinghua University, Beijing
Title: Tate extensions in the cohomology of a Baily-Borel compactification
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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Roya Beheshti Zavareh,   Washington Univ. St. Louis
Title: Mini-course on stable rationality I
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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Roya Beheshti Zavareh,   Washington Univ. St. Louis
Title: Mini-course on stable rationality II
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Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Roya Beheshti Zavareh,   Washington Univ. St. Louis
Title: Spaces of rational curves on Fano surfaces
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Friday, March 3, 2017

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 101, 3:00pm
Roya Beheshti Zavareh,   Washington Univ. St. Louis
Title: Mini-course on stable rationality III
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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Stefan Schreieder,   University of Bonn
Title: Pre-Talk: A gentle introduction to the minimal model program
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Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Stefan Schreieder,   University of Bonn
Title: On the number and boundedness of minimal models of general type
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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Yan Soibelman,   Kansas State
Title: Riemann-Hilbert correspondence, Fukaya categories and wall-crossing formulas
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Friday, March 24, 2017

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Bohan Fang,   Beijing University
Title: BKMP remodeling conjecture and its application
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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Samuel Grushevsky,   Stony Brook
Title: Fourier-Mukai transform on abelian varieties
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Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Samuel Grushevsky,   Stony Brook
Title: Vanishing and relations in the tautological ring of M_g, via the theta divisor
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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 101, 1:00pm
Michael Gröchenig,   Free University, Berlin
Title: Mini-course on p-adic integration (for the Hitchin system) I
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Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Michael Gröchenig,   Free University, Berlin
Title: Mini-course on p-adic integration (for the Hitchin system) II
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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 103, 1:00pm
Michael Gröchenig,   Free University, Berlin
Title: Mini-course on p-adic integration (for the Hitchin system) III
Abstract and details available
Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Michael Gröchenig,   Free University, Berlin
Title: p-adic integration (for the Hitchin system)
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Michael Gröchenig,   Free University, Berlin
Title: Refined motivic integration (pre-talk)
Abstract and details available
Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Michael Gröchenig,   Free University, Berlin
Title: Refined motivic integration
Abstract and details available


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Chiu-Chu Melissa Liu,   Columbia University
Title: GW theory, FJRW theory, and MSP fields
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Michele Schiavina,   UC Berkeley
Title: BV-BFV formalism and General Relativity
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Thursday , May 4, 2017

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Si Li,   Tsinghua University
Title: Vertex algebras, BV master equation and integrable hierarchies
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Chenyang Xu,   BICMR Beijing
Title: Moduli space of smoothable K-semistable Q-Fano varieties
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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Ailsa Keating,   IAS/Columbia
Title: Symplectomorphisms of exotic discs
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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 1:00pm
Umut Varolgunes,   MIT
Title: Mayer-Vietoris sequence for relative symplectic cohomology
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Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Umut Varolgunes,   MIT
Title: Mayer-Vietoris sequence for relative symplectic cohomology
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 101, 1:00pm
Jun Zhang,   Tel Aviv University
Title: Applications of persistent homology in symplectic and Riemannian geometry
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Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Jun Zhang,   Tel Aviv University
Title: Applications of persistent homology in symplectic and Riemannian geometry
Special Note: Pre-talk at 1:00pm
Abstract and details available


Thursday, October 5, 2017

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 1:00pm
Laura Starkston,   Stanford University
Title: Weinstein handles: symplectic Morse theory
Special Note: Pre-talk
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Laura Starkston,   Stanford University
Title: Weinstein skeleta and arboreal singularities
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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 101, 1:00pm
Harrison Chen,   UC Berkeley
Title: Equivariant localization for cyclic cohomology
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Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Harrison Chen,   UC Berkeley
Title: Equivariant localization for cyclic cohomology
Abstract and details available


Thursday, October 19, 2017

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 1:00pm
Yuan Wang,   Northwestern
Title: Pre-talk
Abstract and details available
Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Yuan Wang,   Northwestern
Title: Characterization of abelian varieties for log pairs
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Diletta Martinelli,   Univ. of Edinburgh
Title: Pre-talk: Introduction to the MMP with a focus on the Abundance Conjecture
Abstract and details available
Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Diletta Martinelli,   Univ. of Edinburgh
Title: Rational curves on fibered Calabi-Yau manifolds
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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 1:00pm
Stéphane Guillermou,   Grenoble
Title: The microlocal theory of sheaves
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Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Stéphane Guillermou,   Grenoble
Title: The three cusps conjecture
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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 1:00pm
Andrei Caldararu,   Madison
Title: Algebraic structures for categorical Gromov-Witten invariants
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Andrei Caldararu,   Wisconsin
Title: Computing a categorical Gromov-Witten invariant
Abstract and details available


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 1:00pm
Howard Nuer,   UIC
Title: Pre-talk: Connections between cubic fourfolds and hyperkähler manifolds via derived categories and Bridgeland stability
Abstract and details available
Algebraic Geometry Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Howard Nuer,   UIC
Title: Stability conditions in families and families of Hyperkähler varieties
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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 1:00pm
Jo Nelson,   Columbia University
Title: Reeb Dynamics and Contact Invariants
Special Note: Pre-talk
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Jo Nelson,   Columbia University
Title: Reeb dynamics of prequantization bundles via contact homology
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Geometry/Physics Seminar       TBA, 3:00pm
Pavel Mnev,   University of Notre Dame
Title: Two-dimensional abelian BF theory in Lorenz gauge as a B-twisted (2,2)-superconformal field theory
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