Geometry and Physics Seminar
Schedule
Fall 2017  Spring 2018
Seminars are on Mondays or Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. in Serin E372
(unless otherwise stated)
All welcome!
Organizers: Lev Borisov (Math), Christopher Woodward (Math), Emanuel Diaconescu (NHETC)Day  Title  Speaker  Speaker's Host. 
Sept. 21 
Cohomological Hall Algebra of a Curve 
Francesco Sala (IPMU) 
Emanuel Diaconescu 
Sept. 28 
Symplectic geometry of $\ol{M}_{0,n}$. 
Christopher Woodward 

Oct. 5 
Exceptional collections in equivariant derived categories of smooth toric varieties 
Lev Borisov 

Oct. 26 
Hitchin systems in terms of CalabiYau threefolds 
Florian Beck 
Emanuel Diaconescu 
Nov. 13 
CalabiYau Manifolds, Mirrors, and Moduli 
Charles Doran (University of Alberta) 
Emanuel Diaconescu 
Nov. 20 
Motivic classes for moduli of Higgs bundles and moduli of connections on a curve 
Alexander Soibelman (University of Southern California) 
Emanuel Diaconescu 
TBA 
TBA 
Guangbo Xu 
Christopher Woodward 
Feb. 8 
Nested Hilbert schemes, local DonaldsonThomas theory, and VafaWitten / SeibergWitten correspondence 
Artan Sheshmani (Harvard) 
Emanuel Diaconescu 
Feb. 22 
Geometry and Physics of Double Affine Hecke Algebra 
Satoshi Nawata 
Emanuel Diaconescu 
March 1 
Symmetries of Hamiltonian actions of reductive groups and of
supersymmetric gauge theories 
David BenZvi 
Christopher Woodward 
March 15 
No Talk. Spring break. 


May 3. 
Witten conjecture for Mumford's kappa classes 
Renzo Cavalieri 
Nicola Tarasca 
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