Colloquia

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.

Upcoming colloquia


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.