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  1. Gauge Theory (Semi)-Virtual Seminar: Stability and Neck Pinches in Lagrangian Mean Curvature Flow

    Location: MSRI: Online/Virtual, Baker Board Room
    Speakers: Jason Lotay (University of Oxford)

    To participate in this seminar, please register HERE.

    The famous relation between stability of holomorphic vector bundles and existence of Hermitian Yang-Mills connections can be demonstrated using Yang-Mills flow.  Motivated by this theory and Mirror Symmetry, Thomas-Yau conjectured a stability condition for Lagrangian mean curvature flow which detects when the flow wants to break up the Lagrangian.  When such break up occurs in the flow it is expected to be a singularity called a neck pinch.  I will report on joint work with F. Schulze and G. Szekelyhidi which shows that, for Lagrangian surfaces, Thomas-Yau stability does indeed rule out neck pinch singularities breaking up the Lagrangian along the flow.

    Updated on Dec 07, 2022 03:50 PM PST
  2. GT Graduate Student Seminar: Some Non-Trivial Families of Symplectic Structures

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium, Online/Virtual
    Speakers: Xinle Dai (Harvard University)

    To participate in this seminar, please register HERE.

    This expository talk is mainly based on Kronheimer’s paper on ’Some non-trivial families of symplectic structures.'

    Seidel showed that many symplectic 4-manifolds admit symplectic diffeomorphisms which are smoothly isotopic to the identity but not symplectically so. He used the Floer-theoretic method to detect this phenomenon. The main result of this work is that a related but weaker manifestation of the same phenomenon can be detected using invariants derived from the Seiberg-Witten equations. I’ll talk about the motivation, statement, and examples, and give the ideas of the proof.

    Updated on Dec 08, 2022 03:33 PM PST
  3. GT Program Seminar: Coulomb Branches and KO Theory

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium, Online/Virtual
    Speakers: Constantin Teleman (University of California, Berkeley)

    To participate in this seminar, please register HERE.

    I will give a quick review of the construction of Coulomb branches for 3D gauge theory with complex representations (going back to Braverman, Finkelberg and Nakajima) and explain the role of Bott periodicity and real K-theory in the generalization to quaternionic representations.

    Updated on Dec 05, 2022 02:31 PM PST
  4. Floer Homotopy Foundations Seminar: The Stable Quasicategory of Flow Categories

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium, Online/Virtual
    Speakers: Andrew Blumberg (Columbia University)

    To participate in this seminar, please register HERE.

    This talk will review the notion of a stable homotopical category from a variety of perspective, and then sketch how the quasicategory of flow categories is a stable category.

    Updated on Dec 09, 2022 08:41 AM PST
  5. Journal Club

    Location: MSRI: 2nd Floor Deck
    Updated on Oct 13, 2022 12:54 PM PDT
  6. FHT Graduate Student Seminar

    Location: UC Berkeley, 60 Evans Hall

    To participate in this seminar, please register HERE.

    Updated on Sep 27, 2022 08:45 AM PDT
  7. Q&A Session

    Location: MSRI: 2nd Floor Deck
    Updated on Oct 13, 2022 12:54 PM PDT
  8. Floer Homotopy Foundations Seminar

    Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium, Online/Virtual

    To participate in this seminar, please register HERE.

     

    Updated on Sep 15, 2022 11:42 AM PDT
  9. Extended Q&A

    Location: MSRI: Baker Board Room
    Updated on Sep 29, 2022 12:36 PM PDT
  1. 2023 African Diaspora Joint Mathematics Workshop

    The African Diaspora Joint Mathematics Workshop (ADJOINT) will take place at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, CA from June 19 to June 30, 2023.

    ADJOINT is a two-week summer activity designed for researchers with a Ph.D. degree in the mathematical sciences who are interested in conducting research in a collegial environment.  

    The main objective of ADJOINT is to provide opportunities for in-person research collaboration to U.S. mathematicians, especially those from the African Diaspora, who will work in small groups with research leaders on various research projects. 

    Through this effort, MSRI aims to establish and promote research communities that will foster and strengthen research productivity and career development among its participants. The ADJOINT workshops are designed to catalyze research collaborations, provide support for conferences to increase the visibility of the researchers, and to develop a sense of community among the mathematicians who attend. 

    The end goal of this program is to enhance the mathematical sciences and its community by positively affecting the research and careers of African-American mathematicians and supporting their efforts to achieve full access and engagement in the broader research community. 

    Each summer, three to five research leaders will each propose a research topic to be studied during a two-week workshop.

    During the workshop, each participant will: 

    • conduct research at MSRI within a group of four to five mathematicians under the direction of one of the research leaders 
    • participate in professional enhancement activities provided by the onsite ADJOINT Director 
    • receive funding for two weeks of lodging, meals and incidentals, and one round-trip travel to Berkeley, CA 

    After the two-week workshop, each participant will:

    • have the opportunity to further their research project with the team members including the research leader 
    • have access to funding to attend conference(s) or to meet with other team members to pursue the research project, or to present results 
    • become part of a network of research and career mentors

    Updated on Sep 19, 2022 11:48 AM PDT

Past Seminars

  1. Seminar Journal Club

    Updated on Oct 13, 2022 12:53 PM PDT
  2. Seminar What Is Seminar

    Updated on Sep 27, 2022 02:44 PM PDT
  3. Seminar Journal Club

    Updated on Oct 13, 2022 12:51 PM PDT
  4. Seminar Extended Q&A

    Updated on Sep 29, 2022 12:36 PM PDT
  5. Seminar Q&A Session

    Updated on Oct 13, 2022 12:51 PM PDT
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