## Contact Info

Pure MathematicsUniversity of Waterloo

200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

N2L 3G1

Departmental office: MC 5304

Phone: 519 888 4567 x33484

Fax: 519 725 0160

Email: puremath@uwaterloo.ca

The Pure Math colloquium is held roughly every other week during the fall and winter terms. The talks are at 4:00 pm on Mondays in the Math and Computer Building (MC) 5501, and are preceded by refreshments with the speaker at 3:30 pm in MC 5403.

**Colloquium**

Monday, February 10, 2020

4:00 pm - MC 5501

Speaker: Marco Gualtieri, University of Toronto

Title: From generalized Kahler geometry to noncommutative algebra

Abstract: The celebrated Kodaira embedding theorem explains how and when compact Kahler manifolds, transcendental objects of study in complex and Riemannian geometry, give rise to projective algebraic varieties, which may be characterized purely algebraically. Ever since Hitchin's introduction of generalized Kahler geometry 15 years ago, it has been believed that a similar relationship should exist between generalized Kahler manifolds, which are deformations of Kahler manifolds in a certain sense, and noncommutative algebraic varieties. I will explain a sequence of ideas, heavily relying on notions from geometric quantization and from symplectic groupoids, which allow us to realize this belief, at least in some interesting cases.

**Colloquium**

Monday, February 24, 2020

4:00 pm - MC 5501

Speaker: Zhouli Xu, MIT

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA

**Colloquium**

Monday, March 2, 2020

4:00 pm - MC 5501

Speaker: Ilan Hirshberg, Ben Gurion University of the Negev

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA

**Colloquium**

Monday, March 9, 2020

4:00 pm - MC 5501

Speaker: Andrew Putnam, University of Notre Dame

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA

Here is an archive of past colloquia.

University of Waterloo

200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

N2L 3G1

Departmental office: MC 5304

Phone: 519 888 4567 x33484

Fax: 519 725 0160

Email: puremath@uwaterloo.ca

University of Waterloo

University of Waterloo

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200 University Avenue West

Waterloo,
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