Physics and Geometry Seminar Series 2007-08


Talks will be held  in 153 Sloan, unless otherwise noted. ( Abstracts)


Date

Speaker*

Title*



October 30, 2007
1:00 -  3:00 PM

David Ben-Zvi
University of Texas at Austin

Topological Field Theory and Representation Theory


      November 20, 2007
        1:00 -  3:00 PM


         


                           Alexei Kitaev
                           Caltech


               Topological phases with and without external symmetry

         
       December 11, 2007
        1:00 -  3:00 PM



                          

                      Matilde Marcolli
    Max-Planck-Institut fuer Mathematik, Bonn
                          Germany

                          

              
                         Renormalization and Galois symmetries

   ***469 Lauritsen***
     February 29, 2008
       2:00 -  4:00 PM



                     
                       Dmitri Orlov
                   Steklov Institute
                         Moscow


                      D-branes in LG-models and mirror symmetry

     ***469 Lauritsen***
      April 18, 2008
        11AM - 1PM





                  Alexander Givental
                        Berkeley



         The formalism of twisted loop groups in Gromov-Witten theory
                                               
abstract
       
          153 Sloan
       April 21, 2008
        11AM - 1PM


                Alexander Givental
                        Berkeley




                                               
abstract

change in time and room
  
***107 Downs***
      May 20, 2008
     3:30 -  5:30 PM




                  
                    Kevin Costello
                    Northwestern



          Calculating the closed string partition function of a Calabi-Yau
                                           A-infinity category  
                                                 abstract                              












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