Group Actions in Geometry Seminar

Winter/Spring 2008

Wednesday 3-4pm (4-231)
Contact: Alvaro Pelayo (apelayo@math.mit.edu)

 


This new seminar, which started in the Fall of 2007, focuses on the role that group actions play in Geometry and Dynamical Systems. Speakers are asked to devote at least half of the talk to concepts that can be understood by a graduate student with basic knowledge of differential geometry.

For some of the talks you can click on the Talk Title to get a ``pdf'' file of the talk. The schedule for this semester will be the following.

Fall 2007 Schedule

DAY/TIME

MIT ROOM

SPEAKER

TITLE

February 6

Wednesday, 3-4pm

4-231

Liat Kessler

MIT

Applications of J-holomorphic Curves to Torus Actions

February 13

Wednesday, 3-4pm

4-231

David Vogan

MIT

TBA

February 20

Wednesday, 3-4pm

4-231

Gerald Schwarz

Brandeis University

Geometric Invariant Theory and Real Groups

February 27

Wednesday, 3-4pm

4-231

Roger Howe

Yale University

TBA

March 5

Wednesday, 3-4pm

4-231

Silvia Sabatini

MIT

On the T-Equivariant Cohomology of a Hamiltonian Manifold

March 12

Wednesday, Time

4-231

Victor Guillemin

MIT

TBA

March 19

Wednesday, 3-4pm

4-231

Yuuji Tanaka

MIT

Moment Maps in Gauge Theory

March 26

SPRING BREAK

April 2

Wednesday, 3-4pm

4-231

Ben Weinkove

Harvard University

Moment Maps and Geometric Flows

April 9

Wednesday, 3-4pm

Joint meeting with Geometry Seminar

4-231

Dusa McDuff

Columbia University

Stony Brook University

TBA

April 18

Day change: Friday, 3-4pm

Room change: 2-135

Alvaro Pelayo

MIT

TBA

April 23

Wednesday, 3-4pm

4-231

Bong Lian

Brandeis University

A convexity theorem and reduced Delzant spaces

April 30

Wednesday, 3-4pm

4-231

Matthew Szczesny

Boston University

Elliptic Genera: Equivariant and Orbifold Genera

May 7

Wednesday, 3-4pm

4-231

Hans Duistermaat

Universiteit Utrecht

Special Lectures on QRT Mapping and Elliptic Surfaces I

May 7

Wednesday, 4-5pm

4-231

Hans Duistermaat

Universiteit Utrecht

Special Lectures on QRT Mapping and Elliptic Surfaces II

May 9

NOTE: Friday, 2-3pm

NOTE:

2-135

Hans Duistermaat

Utrecht Universiteit

Special Lectures on QRT Mapping and Elliptic Surfaces III

May 14

Wednesday, 3-4pm

4-231

Hans Duistermaat

Universiteit Utrecht

Special Lectures on Hamiltonian and non-Hamiltonian Geometry I

May 14

Wednesday, 4-5pm

4-231

Hans Duistermaat

Universiteit Utrecht

Special Lectures on Hamiltonian and non-Hamiltonian Geometry II