Forthcoming Seminars

Please note that the list below only shows forthcoming events, which may not include regular events that have not yet been entered for the forthcoming term. Please see the past events page for a list of all seminar series that the department has on offer.

Past events in this series
1 November 2021
14:15
Ruadhaí Dervan
Abstract

A central theme of complex geometry is the relationship between differential-geometric PDEs and algebro-geometric notions of stability. Examples include Hermitian Yang-Mills connections and Kähler-Einstein metrics on the PDE side, and slope stability and K-stability on the algebro-geometric side. I will describe a general framework associating geometric PDEs on complex manifolds to notions of stability, and will sketch a proof showing that existence of solutions is equivalent to stability in a model case. The framework can be seen as an analogue in the setting of varieties of Bridgeland's stability conditions on triangulated categories.

  • Geometry and Analysis Seminar
1 November 2021
15:45
Joshua Greene
Abstract

I will talk about joint work with Andrew Lobb related to Toeplitz's square peg problem, which asks whether every (continuous) Jordan curve in the Euclidean plane contains the vertices of a square. Specifically, we show that every smooth Jordan curve contains the vertices of a cyclic quadrilateral of any similarity class. I will describe the context for the result and its proof, which involves symplectic geometry in a surprising way.

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1 November 2021
16:00
YVAIN BRUNED
Abstract

 In this talk, we will present the tools of regularity structures to deal with singular stochastic PDEs that involve non-translation invariant differential operators. We describe in particular the renormalized equation for a very large class of spacetime dependent renormalization schemes. Our approach bypasses the previous approaches in the translation-invariant setting. This is joint work with Ismael Bailleul.

 

  • Stochastic Analysis & Mathematical Finance Seminars
2 November 2021
14:00
Franklin H. J. Kenter
Abstract

Many real world graphs have edges correlated to the distance between them, but, in an inhomogeneous manner. While the Chung-Lu model and geometric random graph models both are elegant in their simplicity, they are insufficient to capture the complexity of these networks. For instance, the Chung-Lu model captures the inhomogeneity of the nodes but does not address the geometric nature of the nodes and simple geometric models treat names homogeneously.

In this talk, we develop a generalized geometric random graph model that preserves many graph-theoretic aspects of these models. Notably, each node is assigned a weight based on its desired expected degree; nodes are then adjacent based on a function of their weight and geometric distance. We will discuss the mathematical properties of this model. We also test the validity of this model on a graphical representation of the Drosophila Medulla connectome, a natural real-world inhomogeneous graph where spatial information is known.

This is joint work with Susama Agarwala, Johns Hopkins, Applied Physics Lab.

arXiv link: https://arxiv.org/abs/2109.00061

2 November 2021
15:30
Kevin Costello
Abstract

I'll argue that the celestial holography program looks a lot like the twisted holography program when studied on twistor space.  The chiral algebras in celestial holography can be seen by applying techniques such as Koszul duality to holomorphic theories on twistor space. Along the way, I will discuss the role of one-loop gauge anomalies on twistor space and when they can be cancelled by a Green-Schwarz mechanism.   This is joint work in progress with Natalie Paquette.

The speaker will be on zoom, but for a more interactive experience, some of the audience will watch the seminar in L5.

 

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