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Director John Morgan, Principal G-bundles on Elliptic Curves

Title: Principal G-bundles on Elliptic Curves Speaker: John Morgan Date: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 Time: 1:00 – 2:00pm Place: Lecture Hall 102, Simons Center Abstract: In this talk we fix a compact group G and consider holomorphic principal bundles over a given elliptic curve with structure group the complex form of G. We will introduce various ways […]

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Sir Michael Atiyah, A Problem in Elementary Euclidean Geometry

Title: A problem in Elementary Euclidean Geometry Speaker: Sir Michael Atiyah Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Tuesday, October 25th Place: Auditorium 103, Simons Center     Abstract: Over a decade ago I stumbled across a new and apparently very elementary problem in Euclidean Geometry involving n distinct points in 3-space. Except for n =2,3,4 it remains […]

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Nigel Hitchin, Variations on Einstein’ s Equations

Title: Variations on Einstein’ s Equations Speaker: Nigel Hitchin, Oxford University and the Simons Center Time: 1 pm Tuesday, Sept. 27. Place: Auditorium 103, Simons Center Abstract: Einstein metrics in Riemannian geometry, and the associated Ricci flow,  have been studied intensely for many years. The talk will discuss two  analogues of these equations — one […]

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Dr. Brian Greene delivered inaugural talks for the Della Pietra Lecture Series, October 4, 2011

October 4, 2011 2:30 Colloquium for Faculty and Graduate Students Location – Simons Center Lecture Hall, Room 102 TITLE:  The State of String Theory ABSTRACT:   I will give various perspectives on the state of string theory, reviewing its numerous achievements—with a particular emphasis on its mathematical contributions–and surveying the hurdles the theory still faces. 5:30 […]

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Michael Freedman, Microsoft Station Q – What is quantum computing and why will topology help?

Michael Freedman, Microsoft Station Q What is quantum computing and why will topology help? Friday, September 16, 2011 1 pm Simons Center Main Auditorium Abstract:  We are learning how to move information processing from the classical to the quantum realm.  To complete this transition we will need a way to do certain operations with unprecedented […]

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