Seminar Calendar
for Graduate Geometry events the next 12 months of Sunday, January 1, 2017.

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Friday, January 20, 2017

4:00 pm   in 241 Altgeld Hall,  Friday, January 20, 2017
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 Organizational MeetingAbstract: This is the organizational meeting to get the schedule of talks down for the spring. If you think you might be interested in giving a talk at some point, please attend!

Friday, January 27, 2017

4:00 pm   in 241 Altgeld Hall,  Friday, January 27, 2017
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 Daniel Carmody (UIUC Math)Galois Categories and the Topological Galois CorrespondenceAbstract: Classical Galois theory for fields gives a correspondence between closed subgroups of the Galois group of a Galois extension and intermediate subfields. The theory of covering spaces in topology gives a correspondence between connected coverings of nice spaces and subgroups of the fundamental group. The purpose of this talk is to explain the relationship between (and generalization) of these two theorems.

Friday, February 3, 2017

4:00 pm   in 241 Altgeld Hall,  Friday, February 3, 2017
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 Marissa Loving (UIUC Math)Train Tracks on SurfacesAbstract: Our mantra throughout the talk will be simple, "Train tracks approximate simple closed curves." Our goal will be to explore some examples of train tracks, draw some meaningful pictures, and develop an analogy between train tracks and another well known method of approximation. No great knowledge of anything is required for this talk as long as one is willing to squint their eyes at the blackboard a bit at times.

Friday, February 10, 2017

4:00 pm   in 241 Altgeld Hall,  Friday, February 10, 2017
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 Georgios Kydonakis (UIUC Math)Opers and non-abelian Hodge theoryAbstract: We will describe two different families of flat $G$-connections over a compact Riemann surface for a complex, simple, simply connected Lie group $G$. The first is the family of $G$-opers, which for $G=\text{SL(2}\text{,}\mathbb{C}\text{)}$ can be thought of as global versions of the locally defined second order Schrödinger operators. The second comes from a particular subfamily of solutions to the so-called $G$-Hitchin equations. The physicist Davide Gaiotto conjectured that for $G=\text{SL(}n\text{,}\mathbb{C}\text{)}$ the second family in a scaling limit converges to a limiting connection which has the structure of an oper. We will describe a proof of this conjecture. This is joint work with Olivia Dumitrescu, Laura Fredrickson, Rafe Mazzeo, Motohico Mulase and Andrew Neitzke.

Friday, February 17, 2017