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Upcoming Seminars

  1. EGN Moduli and Representation Theory seminar: Jacobi forms, differential operators, and vertex operator algebras

    Location: MSRI: Baker Board Room
    Speakers: Matthew Krauel (California State University)

    We will briefly explain how differential operators of Jacobi forms arise in the theory of vertex operator algebras (VOAs). We then introduce a family of differential operators that arise for a certain class of VOAs and explain some possible applications. Time permitting, we will also mention how the theory of VOAs can be used to show how certain polynomials of quasi-Jacobi forms are Jacobi forms.

    Updated on Feb 21, 2018 11:51 AM PST
  2. GRTA seminar: Semisimplification of tensor categories

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Speakers: Pavel Etingof (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

    We develop the theory of semisimplifications of tensor categories defined by Barrett and Westbury. By definition, the semisimplification of a tensor category is its quotient by the tensor ideal of negligible morphisms, i.e., morphisms $f$ such that $Tr(fg)=0$ for any morphism $g$ in the opposite direction. In particular, we compute the semisimplification of the category of representations of a finite group in characteristic $p$ in terms of representations of the normalizer of its Sylow $p$-subgroup. This allows us to compute the semisimplification of the representation category of the symmetric group $S_{n+p}$ in characteristic $p$, where $n=0,...,p-1$, and of the abelian envelope of the Deligne category, $Rep^{ab} S_t$. We also compute the semisimplification of the category of representations of the Kac-De Concini quantum group of the Borel subalgebra of $sl_2$. Finally, we study tensor functors between Verlinde categories of semisimple algebraic groups arising from the semisimplification construction, and objects of finite type in categories of modular representations of finite groups (i.e., objects generating a fusion category in the semisimplification). This is joint work with Victor Ostrik.

    Updated on Feb 21, 2018 08:51 AM PST
  3. GRTA Young Researchers Seminar: Introduction to Kac-Moody 2-categories

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Speakers: Jonathan Brundan (University of Oregon)
    I'll give the "third" of my workshop talks (which I never quite got to during the workshop!). I will explain the definition of a Kac-Moody 2-category, for sure for sl_2, and give the most important example of a 2-representation.
    Updated on Feb 22, 2018 10:13 AM PST
  4. GRTA Applications and Open Problems: An Introduction to Random Walk

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Speakers: Persi Diaconis (Stanford University)

    Random walk on groups has applications (people really do shuffle cards and random walk models are basic tools in physics, chemistry, biology and finance. At the same time, it calls for detailed knowledge of the character theory of the group being studied. I will explain the applications and one striking conjecture: For any finite simple group and any set of generators the associated random walk has a ‘cutoff’ in its convergence to uniformity.

    Updated on Feb 23, 2018 10:46 AM PST
  5. UC Berkeley Colloquium:

    Location: 60 Evans Hall
    Speakers: Monica Vazirani (University of California, Davis)
    Created on Jan 24, 2018 10:41 AM PST
  6. EGN Symplectic geometry and mirror symmetry seminar: Wall-crossing formulae for LG potentials

    Location: 748 Evans Hall
    Speakers: Dmitry Tonkonog (University of California, Berkeley)

    I will discuss an "umbrella" wall-crossing theorem for Landau-Ginzburg potentials of monotone Lagrangian submanifolds. I will try to cover two proof methods (using the relative Fukaya category and the Borman-Sheridan class) and/or some applications. Most of the material is joint work with James Pascaleff.

    Created on Feb 21, 2018 09:20 AM PST
  7. EGN Math-Physics seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:22 PM PST
  8. GRTA seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:29 PM PST
  9. GRTA seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:30 PM PST
  10. EGN Polyfold Lab Meeting:

    Location: MSRI: Baker Board Room
    Created on Feb 06, 2018 08:50 AM PST
  11. EGN Main Seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Speakers: Alexei Oblomkov (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:40 PM PST
  12. EGN Main Seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Speakers: Vivek Shende (University of California, Berkeley)
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:41 PM PST
  13. UC Berkeley Colloquium:

    Location: 60 Evans Hall
    Speakers: Greta Panova (University of Pennsylvania)
    Created on Jan 24, 2018 10:42 AM PST
  14. EGN Open GW seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:55 PM PST
  15. EGN Math-Physics seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Baker Board Room
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:22 PM PST
  16. GRTA seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Baker Board Room
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:29 PM PST
  17. GRTA seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Baker Board Room
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:30 PM PST
  18. EGN Polyfold Lab Meeting:

    Location: MSRI: Baker Board Room
    Created on Feb 06, 2018 08:50 AM PST
  19. EGN Main Seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Baker Board Room
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:40 PM PST
  20. EGN Main Seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Baker Board Room
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:41 PM PST
  21. UC Berkeley Colloquium:

    Location: 60 Evans Hall
    Speakers: Aner Shalev (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
    Created on Jan 24, 2018 10:43 AM PST
  22. EGN Open GW seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Baker Board Room
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:55 PM PST
  23. GRTA seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Baker Board Room
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:29 PM PST
  24. GRTA seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Baker Board Room
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:30 PM PST
  25. Chern Lectures:

    Speakers: Martin Hairer (University of Warwick)

    https://math.berkeley.edu/about/events/lectures/chern

    Created on Jan 24, 2018 10:31 AM PST
  26. Chern Lectures

    Speakers: Martin Hairer (University of Warwick)

    https://math.berkeley.edu/about/events/lectures/chern

    Created on Jan 24, 2018 10:32 AM PST
  27. Chern Lectures

    Speakers: Martin Hairer (University of Warwick)

    https://math.berkeley.edu/about/events/lectures/chern

    Created on Jan 24, 2018 10:32 AM PST
  28. Chern Lectures

    Speakers: Martin Hairer (University of Warwick)

    https://math.berkeley.edu/about/events/lectures/chern

    Created on Jan 24, 2018 10:32 AM PST
  29. EGN Math-Physics seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:22 PM PST
  30. GRTA seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:29 PM PST
  31. GRTA seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:30 PM PST
  32. EGN Polyfold Lab Meeting:

    Location: MSRI: Baker Board Room
    Created on Feb 06, 2018 08:50 AM PST
  33. EGN Main Seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:40 PM PST
  34. EGN Main Seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:41 PM PST
  35. EGN Math-Physics seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:22 PM PST
  36. GRTA seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:29 PM PST
  37. GRTA seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:30 PM PST
  38. EGN Polyfold Lab Meeting:

    Location: MSRI: Baker Board Room
    Created on Feb 06, 2018 08:50 AM PST
  39. EGN Main Seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:40 PM PST
  40. EGN Main Seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:41 PM PST
  41. UC Berkeley Colloquium:

    Location: 60 Evans Hall
    Speakers: Sylvie Corteel (Université de Paris VII (Denis Diderot))
    Created on Jan 24, 2018 10:43 AM PST
  42. EGN Open GW seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:55 PM PST
  43. EGN Math-Physics seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Baker Board Room
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:22 PM PST
  44. EGN Polyfold Lab Meeting:

    Location: MSRI: Baker Board Room
    Created on Feb 06, 2018 08:50 AM PST
  45. EGN Main Seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Baker Board Room
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:40 PM PST
  46. EGN Main Seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Baker Board Room
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:41 PM PST
  47. UC Berkeley Colloquium:

    Location: 60 Evans Hall
    Speakers: Dusa McDuff (Barnard College)
    Created on Jan 24, 2018 10:44 AM PST
  48. EGN Open GW seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Baker Board Room
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:55 PM PST
  49. EGN Math-Physics seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:22 PM PST
  50. GRTA seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:29 PM PST
  51. GRTA seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:30 PM PST
  52. EGN Polyfold Lab Meeting:

    Location: MSRI: Baker Board Room
    Created on Feb 06, 2018 08:50 AM PST
  53. EGN Main Seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:40 PM PST
  54. EGN Main Seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:41 PM PST
  55. EGN Open GW seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:55 PM PST
  56. EGN Math-Physics seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:22 PM PST
  57. GRTA seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:29 PM PST
  58. GRTA seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:30 PM PST
  59. EGN Polyfold Lab Meeting:

    Location: MSRI: Baker Board Room
    Created on Feb 06, 2018 08:50 AM PST
  60. EGN Main Seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:40 PM PST
  61. EGN Main Seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:41 PM PST
  62. UC Berkeley Colloquium:

    Location: 60 Evans Hall
    Created on Jan 24, 2018 10:46 AM PST
  63. EGN Open GW seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:55 PM PST
  64. EGN Math-Physics seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:22 PM PST
  65. GRTA seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:29 PM PST
  66. GRTA seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:30 PM PST
  67. EGN Polyfold Lab Meeting:

    Location: MSRI: Baker Board Room
    Created on Feb 06, 2018 08:50 AM PST
  68. EGN Main Seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:40 PM PST
  69. EGN Main Seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:41 PM PST
  70. EGN Open GW seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:55 PM PST
  71. EGN Math-Physics seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:22 PM PST
  72. GRTA seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:29 PM PST
  73. GRTA seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:30 PM PST
  74. EGN Polyfold Lab Meeting:

    Location: MSRI: Baker Board Room
    Created on Feb 06, 2018 08:50 AM PST
  75. EGN Main Seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:40 PM PST
  76. EGN Main Seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:41 PM PST
  77. EGN Open GW seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:55 PM PST
  78. Seminar Sequence

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Created on Aug 31, 2017 03:27 PM PDT
  79. GRTA seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:29 PM PST
  80. GRTA seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:30 PM PST
  81. EGN Polyfold Lab Meeting:

    Location: MSRI: Baker Board Room
    Created on Feb 06, 2018 08:50 AM PST
  82. EGN Main Seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:40 PM PST
  83. EGN Main Seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:41 PM PST
  84. EGN Open GW seminar:

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
    Created on Feb 05, 2018 03:55 PM PST

Past Seminars

  1. Seminar 5-Minute Talks

    Updated on Feb 08, 2018 01:48 PM PST
  2. Seminar 5-Minute Talks

    Updated on Feb 08, 2018 01:47 PM PST
  3. Seminar 5-Minute Talks

    Updated on Feb 08, 2018 01:47 PM PST
There are more then 30 past seminars. Please go to Past seminars to see all past seminars.