Algebra and Topology Seminar

Contact

 Anthony Licata
 61 2 6125 4628

The Algebra and Topology seminar invites speakers from a broad spectrum of areas, including algebraic and differential geometry, algebraic topology, low-dimensional topology, representation theory, quantum algebra, and number theory.

There is also a Google calendar for the seminar, which typically lists scheduled speakers in advance of their posting here.

Past events

28
Nov
2017
Speaker: Arun Ram (U. of Melbourne)
Recent work of Kato and Kato-Naito-Sagaki has provided an improved understanding of the combinatorics of integrable level 0 representations of the affine Li
21
Nov
2017
Speaker: Brendan Creutz (U. of Canterbury)
I will discuss what is known and conjectured regarding the problem of determining whether a curve defined over the rational numbers has any rational points.
14
Nov
2017
Speaker: Paul Wedrich (MSI)
Physicists have long been arguing that gauge theories at large rank should be related to topological string theories.
31
Oct
2017
Speaker: Felipe Voloch (U. of Canterbury)
The task of factoring polynomials modulo a prime has a satisfactory, usually efficient, solution which depends on random choices and can be slow if we are v
24
Oct
2017
Speaker: Joan Licata (ANU/MSI)
Many approaches to studying 3-manifolds start by cutting the manifold into simpler pieces.  In the context of contact geometry, I'll describe how to decompo
10
Oct
2017
Speaker: Scott Morrison (MSI)
In an attempt to explore part of the landscape of tensor categories, with Emily Peters and Noah Snyder I've been investigating "small" tensor categories gen
26
Sep
2017
Speaker: Anthony Henderson (U. of Sydney)
Let $G$ be a simply connected semisimple algebraic group over $\mathbb{C}$.
19
Sep
2017
Speaker: Amnon Neeman (ANU)
In a 2003 paper Bondal and Van den Bergh proved that, if X is a scheme smooth over a field k, then the category D^b(Coh X) is strongly generated.
12
Sep
2017
Speaker: Andrew Schopieray (UNSW)
Braided fusion categories encode data from such diverse areas of mathematics as quantum computation, representation theory, topological
22
Aug
2017
Speaker: Ralph Buchholz (ANU)
We consider the problem of finding triangles with rational sides medians and area. We see how far we can get using the theory of curves and surfaces.

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