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Algebraic Topology and Physics Seminar, Week 11

Title: Fukaya Categories of Stein Manifolds Speaker: Mohammed Abouzaid, Simons Center Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm Place: Seminar Room 313, Simons Center           Abstract: I will begin by reviewing Fukaya categories, and give a brief overview of the methods that we have for computing them. I will then […]

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Andrei Okounkov, The Index Vertex

Title: The Index Vertex Speaker: Andrei Okounkov Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm Place: Lecture Hall 102, Simons Center           Abstract: The talk will be about the index of the Dirac operator for the moduli spaces of instantons in 6 real (or, rather, 3 complex) dimensions. I will explain: […]

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Algebraic Topology and Physics Seminar, Week 10

Title: Quantum Sheaf Cohomology Speaker: Sheldon Katz, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm Place: Seminar Room 313, Simons Center           Abstract: Given a smooth toric variety X and a deformation E of its tangent bundle TX, a quantum sheaf cohomology ring is rigorously defined […]

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Maurizio Mattia, Collective Dynamics of Interacting Spiking Neurons: From Theory to Experiments

Speaker: Maurizio Mattia (Department of Technologies and Health, Istituto Superiore di Sanità) Title: Collective Dynamics of Interacting Spiking Neurons: From Theory to Experiments When: Monday, April 16, 2012 Time: 11:30 am Where: Simons Center, Lecture Hall 102 Abstract: The computational capabilities of the nervous system are the result of nonlinear dynamics emerging from the exchange among neurons of […]

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Simons Foundation Postdoctoral Fellows Meeting Videos Now Available

For more information about the Simons Postdoctoral Fellows Meetings, please visit the Simons Foundation webpage.   Simons Postdoctoral Fellows Meeting Regular Session Abstracts PLENARY SPEAKERS   Nima Arkani­‐Hamed, Institute for Advanced Study The End of Space-Time The unification of quantum mechanics and gravity implies that the notion of space-time cannot be fundamental, but must emerge from more primitive building blocks. Recently some remarkable clues for a new […]

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