Boston University Geometry and Physics Seminar
Spring 2014

Wed. 4:00 - 5:00 in Room MCS 148

Tea: 3:45 - 4:00 in Room MCS 144



Jan 22
Santosh Kandel
(Notre Dame)
Construction of a Functorial QFT in the Riemannian setting
Jan 29
Brendan McLellan
(Northeastern)
Abelian Analytic Torsion and Symplectic Volume
Feb 5
Michael McBreen
(MIT)
Mirror Symmetry for Hypertoric Varieties
Feb 12
Maxim Braverman
(Northeastern)
The Berry phase and the phase of the determinant
Feb 24
Yoshi Maeda
(Keio)
Wodzicki Chern-Simons class for loop spaces
Feb 26
Hossein Movasati
(IMPA)
A common framework for automorphic forms and topological string partition functions
Mar 5
Ruth Charney
(Brandeis)
Boundaries of spaces of non-positive curvature
Mar 12
Spring Recess

TBA
Mar 19 (note date change!)
Bong Lian
(Brandeis)
Period Integrals and Recent Progress
Apr 2
Laura Schaposnik
(UIUC)
Real slices of the moduli space of Higgs bundles
Apr 9
Yaim Cooper
(Harvard)
Moduli spaces of stable quotients in genus 0 and 1
Apr 16
Aliakbar Daemi
(Harvard)
Symmetric spaces and knot invariants from gauge theory
Apr 23
Ryosuke Takahashi
(Harvard)
TBA
Apr 30
Chris Kottke
(Northeastern)
Transgression to loop space and fusion

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