math-ph seminar



This seminar is an informal, discussion-style seminar for students in mathematical physics. Any and all are welcome to speak and/or come and discuss. You can even request a topic you'd like someone to talk about here.

schedule: MWF 3 - 4pm @ Lunt 102


October 25, 2017 — Nilay — differential characters

October 27, 2017 — Sean — the variational bicomplex

October 30, 2017 — Pax — heat kernel asymptotics

November 6, 2017 — Nilay — characteristic forms and simplicial sheaves I

November 8, 2017 — Nilay — characteristic forms and simplicial sheaves II

November 10, 2017 — Pax — the Witt and Virasoro algebras

November 13, 2017 — Sean — particle mechanics on jet space

November 17, 2017 — Sean — variational approach to bv I

November 20, 2017 — Mike — the local Weyl law

November 27, 2017 — Sean — variational approach to bv II

January 10, 2018 — Nilay — smooth Deligne cohomology

January 12, 2018 — Pax — modular tensor categories

January 17, 2018 — Nilay — more Deligne cohomology

January 22, 2018 — Pax — review of Gaussian processes

January 24, 2018 — Pax — spin glasses

January 26, 2018 — Nilay — introduction to operads

February 7, 2018 — Sean — bv: the spinning particle I

February 12, 2018 — Sean — bv: the spinning particle II

February 21, 2018 — Sean — bv: the spinning particle III

February 25, 2018 — Nilay — differential forms and Hochschild homology

March 12, 2018 — Nilay — integration as an \(A_\infty\)-morphism

March 14, 2018 — Piotr — homology theories and Hopf algebroids