Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
SCGP Weekly Talk: Oscar Garcia-Prada (ICMAT-CSIC, Madrid)
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: 102
Title: Older Vistas on Vortices
Abstract: Starting with the seminal result of Taubes on the existence of solutions to the vortex equations on the plane, we go on to describe the theory of vortices on compact Riemann surfaces, and its relation to other themes, including the theorem of Donaldson-Uhlenbeck-Yau, Hitchin's Higgs bundles, and the Seiberg-Witten equations.
Event Workshop: SCGP Weekly Talk - Oscar García-Prada: Older Vistas on Vortices
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: 102
Title: Older Vistas on Vortices

Speaker: Oscar Garcia-Prada (ICMAT-CSIC, Madrid)

Abstract: Starting with the seminal result of Taubes on the existence of solutions to the vortex equations on the plane, we go on to describe the theory of vortices on compact Riemann surfaces, and its relation to other themes, including the theorem of Donaldson-Uhlenbeck-Yau, Hitchin's Higgs bundles, and the Seiberg-Witten equations.

Introductory Lectures on Dark Matter: Ranny Budnik, Rouven Essig, Patrick Meade
Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: 313
Abstract: We will be giving a short lecture series on Dark Matter, which do not require any specific prior knowledge and are suitable for all graduate students. The lectures will take place at the Simons Center, in room 102, on Tuesdays at 2:30pm and Wednesdays at 4pm, and will be about one hour each. We plan for about 8 lectures total. The first lecture will be next week Tuesday, October 29th. The topics will include: - History of Dark Matter and how it became part of the standard cosmological model - Introduction to astrophysics and cosmology for understanding Dark Matter evidence - Brief review of Big Bang cosmology and relation to Dark Matter - Dynamical systems - Alternatives to Dark Matter - Particle physics Dark Matter candidates - Ways to search for Dark Matter and existing constraints from various searches