Columbia Algebraic Geometry Seminar

Fall 2004

The Columbia Algebraic Geometry Seminar takes place on Friday afternoons. All are welcome.

We are experimenting with a new format this year, with fewer seminar dates but several talks on each date. The dates for the fall are October 29, November 12, and December 3.

Schedule of upcoming talks

Click on the title of a talk for the abstract (if available).

Friday, October 29 in 203 Mathematics (printable poster is here)

2 pm Gabriele Mondello MIT Combinatorial and tautological classes on the moduli space of curves
3:30 pm Maryam Mirzakhani Princeton Intersection theory on the moduli space of curves and simple closed geodesics on hyperbolic surfaces
5 pm Nikita Nekrasov IHES Instanton counting and Seiberg-Witten curves

Friday, November 12 in 520 Mathematics (printable poster is here)

2 pm Kevin Costello Imperial College The Deligne-Mumford spaces as an operadic homotopy quotient
3:30 pm Tom Graber Berkeley The quantum product and the intermediate Jacobian
5 pm Tom Coates Harvard Quantum extraordinary cohomology

Friday, December 3 in 520 Mathematics (printable poster is here)

2 pm Prakash Belkale North Carolina Rigid local systems and quantum cohomology of the Grassmannian
3:30 pm Johan de Jong MIT The thesis problem I couldn't solve
5 pm Rahul Pandharipande Princeton The quantum cohomology of the Hilbert scheme of points of the plane

Preview of coming attractions

Friday, January 28: Carel Faber, Izzet Coskun, Anders Buch

Friday, February 25: Julius Ross, Gang Tian

The AMS 2005 Summer Research Institute in Algebraic Geometry has been announced! It will take place in Seattle, July 25 to August 12, 2005. Apply by March 4, 2005.

Schedules from the past: Fall 1997 - Fall 2000, Spring 2001, Fall 2001, Spring 2002, Fall 2002, Spring 2003, Fall 2003, Spring 2004

This page is maintained by Michael Thaddeus and was shamelessly, indirectly copied from Pasha Belorousski.

Other, equally shameless thefts: the Harvard/MIT Algebraic Geometry Seminar, the Stanford Algebraic Geometry Seminar, the Brown University Geometry Seminar, the Geometry, Representation theory, and Moduli Seminar at Princeton, the Utah Number Theory Seminar, the Toronto Number Theory/Representation Theory Seminar, the Colloquium and the Arithmetic, Combinatorics, and Topology Seminars at the University of Michigan, the Colloquium and the Algebraic Geometry Seminar at the University of British Columbia, the Seminar on Topics in Arithmetic Geometry, Etc. at MIT, the University of Connecticut Math Club, and the Utrecht Geometry and Topology Seminar. Also note the suspiciously colored background of the Aarhus Algebra Seminar.