Seminar series within Geometry and Physics

The purpose of these seminars is to have informal discussions and presentations of aspects of mathematics in string theory, quantum field theory, more broadly, theoretical physics, as encountered by members of the group or invited speakers.

The seminars typically take place on Wednesdays 10:30-11:30

Organizers: Michele Del Zotto, Tobias Ekholm, Maxim Zabzine

Upcoming seminars

Previous seminars

Fall 2022

14/12/2022

07/12/2022

09/11/2022

26/10/2022

19/10/2022

Spring 2022

04/04/2022

  • Title: A physics approach to counting special Lagrangian 3-manifolds (Part 2)
  • Speaker: Pietro Longhi

16/03/2022

  • Title: A physics approach to counting special Lagrangian 3-manifolds
  • Speaker: Pietro Longhi

Fall 2021

16/02/2022 (postponed due to new covid restrictions)

  • Title: Knot invariants and Topological Strings - Review (Part 3)
  • Speaker: Michele Del Zotto

15/12/2021

1/12/2021

10/11/2021

20/10/2021

06/10/2021

Spring 2020

Strings, Geometry, and Quantum Fields Seminar

26/02/2020

  • Title: Generalized global symmetries - I
  • Speaker: Michele Del Zotto

04/03/2020

  • Title: Recent Progresses about Special Holonomy Manifolds - I
  • Speaker: Michele Del Zotto

11/03/2020

  • Title: Generalized global symmetries - II
  • Speaker: Michele Del Zotto

25/03/2020

  • Title: Boxcounting - part 1
  • Speaker: Nicolo Piazzalunga

01/04/2020

  • Title: Generalized Global Symmetry - III
  • Speaker: Usman Naseer

08/04/2020

  • Title: Boxcounting - part 2
  • Speaker: Nicolo Piazzalunga

15/04/2020

  • Title: Generalized Global Symmetry - IV
  • Speaker: Usman Naseer and Luca Cassia

21/04/2020 (Note: Tuesday)

  • Title: IIB flux non-commutativity and the global structure of field theories (Nordic Seminar)
  • Speaker: Iñaki García-Extebarria 

29/04/2020

  • Title: Generalized Global Symmetry - V
  • Speaker: Luca Cassia

13/05/2020

  • Title: Recent Progresses about Special Holonomy Manifolds - II
  • Speaker: Michele Del Zotto

20/05/2020

  • Title: G2-manifolds from Calabi-Yau 3-folds
  • Speaker: Lorenzo Foscolo (UCL)

03/06/2020

  • Title: Higher form symmetries and M-theory
  • Speaker: Michele Del Zotto

17/06/2020

  • Title: Toric ideas for special geometries
  • Speaker: Andrew Francis Swann (Aarhus University) 

24/06/2020

  • Title: Applications to the classification of phases
  • Speaker: Arash Arabi Ardehali

Spring 2018

04/04/2018

  • Title: Variations on the theme of Ding-Iohara-Miki algebra
  • Speaker: Yegor Zenkevich

25/04/2018

  • Title: Large N duality via SFT stretching and skein on brane I
  • Speaker: Tobias Ekholm

09/05/2018

  • Title: Large N duality via SFT stretching and skein on brane II
  • Speaker: Tobias Ekholm

Fall 2017

21/09/2017 (Note: Thursday)

  • Title: Something Interesting I
  • Speaker: Tobias Ekholm

27/09/2017

  • Title: Something Interesting II
  • Speaker: Tobias Ekholm

4/10/2017

  • Title: Special cases of the orbifold version of Zvonkine’s r-ELSV formula I
  • Speaker: Aleksandr Popolitov

11/10/2017

  • Title: Special cases of the orbifold version of Zvonkine’s r-ELSV formula II
  • Speaker: Aleksandr Popolitov

18/10/2017

  • Title: From knots to BPS invariants via algebraic curves
  • Speaker: Piotr Kucharski

25/10/2017

  • Title: Knots-quivers correspondence
  • Speaker: Piotr Kucharski

29/11/2017

  • Title: Physics conjectures about topological Fukaya category
  • Speaker: Luigi Tizzano

Spring 2017 

11/01/2017

  • Title: Knot polynomial and SW invariants from 3D-3D correspondence I
  • Speaker: Jian Qiu

18/01/2017

  • Title: Knot polynomial and SW invariants from 3D-3D correspondence II
  • Speaker: Jian Qiu

01/02/2017

  • Title: Knot polynomial and SW invariants from 3D-3D correspondence III
  • Speaker: Jian Qiu

08/02/2017

  • Title: Airy structures and symplectic geometry of topological recursion I
  • Speaker: Thomas Kragh

15/02/2017

  • Title: Physical and mathematical aspects of the WKB approximation I
  • Speaker: Konstantina Polydorou

22/02/2017

  • Title: Physical and mathematical aspects of the WKB approximation I
  • Speaker: Konstantina Polydorou

01/03/2017

  • Title: Airy structures and symplectic geometry of topological recursion I
  • Speaker: Thomas Kragh

08/03/2017

  • Title: Quantization of augmentation curves and topological recursion I
  • Speaker: Tobias Ekholm

14/03/2017

  • Title: Symplectic reduction and toric geometry
  • Speaker: Jacob Winding

22/03/2017

  • Title: Quantization of augmentation curves and topological recursion II
  • Speaker: Tobias Ekholm

29/03/2017

  • Title: Quantization of augmentation curves and topological recursion III
  • Speaker: Tobias Ekholm

05/04/2017

  • Title: The Ricci flow and its physical applications
  • Speaker: Giuseppe Dibitetto

12/04/2017

  • Title: The Ricci flow and Kähler manifolds
  • Speaker: Giuseppe Dibitetto

26/04/2017

  • Title: Informal discussion about contact homology and strings I
  • Speaker: Maxim Zabzine and Tobias Ekholm

03/05/2017

  • Title: Informal discussion about contact homology and strings II
  • Speaker: Maxim Zabzine and Tobias Ekholm

24/05/2017

  • Title: Informal discussion about contact homology and strings III
  • Speaker: Maxim Zabzine and Tobias Ekholm

Spring 2016 

13/01/2016

  • Title: Wall-Crossing I 
  • Speaker: Pietro Longhi

20/01/2016

  • Title: Wall-Crossing II
  • Speaker: Pietro Longhi

27/01/2016

  • Title: Examples of wall crossing phenomena in Floer theory I
  • Speaker: Maksim Maydanskiy

10/02/2016

  • Title: Examples of wall crossing phenomena in Floer theory II
  • Speaker: Maksim Maydanskiy

17/02/2016

  • Title: Examples of wall crossing phenomena in Floer theory III
  • Speaker: Maksim Maydanskiy

Fall 2015

01/09/2015

  • Title: More on the ADHM contruction I
  • Speaker: Jian Qiu

09/09/2015

  • Title: More on the ADHM contruction II
  • Speaker: Jian Qiu

16/09/2015

  • Title: More on the ADHM contruction III
  • Speaker: Jian Qiu

30/09/2015

  • Title: Introduction to Topological String Theory I
  • Speaker: Luigi Tizzano

07/10/2015

  • Title: Introduction to Topological String Theory II 
  • Speaker: Luigi Tizzano

21/10/2015

  • Title: String Topology I
  • Speaker: Thomas Kragh

28/10/2015

  • Title: Introduction to Topological String Theory III
  • Speaker: Luigi Tizzano

04/11/2015

  • Title: Floer Monopole groups of a three-manifold I
  • Speaker: Sebastian Pöder

11/11/2015

  • Title: Floer Monopole groups of a three-manifold II
  • Speaker: Sebastian Pöder

18/11/2015

  • Title: String Topology II
  • Speaker: Thomas Kragh

02/12/2015

  • Title: String Topology III
  • Speaker: Thomas Kragh

09/12/2015

  • Title: String Topology IV + Introduction to Vertex Algebras
  • Speaker: Thomas Kragh & Jacob Winding

16/12/2015

  • Title: String Topology V
  • Speaker: Thomas Kragh

Spring 2015

24/02/2015

  • Title: The Gopakumar-Vafa conjecture for symplectic Calabi-Yau 6-folds
  • Speaker: Remi Cretois

03/03/2015

  • Title: The Gopakumar-Vafa invariants from the point of view of physics
  • Speaker: Maxim Zabzine

17/03/2015

  • Title: Introduction to Donaldson-Thomas theory
  • Speaker: Jian Qiu

07/04/2015

  • Title: Gromov-Witten and Donaldson-Thomas in toric setting
  • Speaker: Jian Qiu

28/04/2015

  • Title: Introduction to F-theory
  • Speaker: Luigi Tizzano

06/05/2015

  • Title: Introduction to Contact Homology I
  • Speaker: Tobias Ekholm

12/05/2015

  • Title: Introduction to Contact Homology II
  • Speaker: Tobias Ekholm

19/05/2015

  • Title: 5D Gauge Theories, Instantons and Contact Geometry I
  • Speaker: Maxim Zabzine

27/05/2015

  • Title: 5D Gauge Theories, Instantons and Contact Geometry II
  • Speaker: Maxim Zabzine

02/06/2015

  • Title: Introduction to the ADHM construction I
  • Speaker: Jian Qiu

09/06/2015

  • Title: Introduction to the ADHM construction II
  • Speaker: Jian Qiu
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