23 June 2010
In this talk I will discuss "motivic" Donaldson-Thomas invariants, following the now not-so-recent paper of Kontsevich and Soibelman on this subject. I will, in particular, present some understanding of the mysterious notion of "orientation data," and present some recent work. I will of course do my best to make this talk "accessible," though if you don't know what a scheme or a category is it will probably make you cry.
- Junior Geometry and Topology Seminar