SCGP Weekly Talks – Fall 2015


Organized by Alexander Abanov

SCGP Weekly Talks is a colloquium style series of talks aimed at all members and visitors of the Simons Center and the more general math and physics community on Stony Brook campus. The regular time and place for the talks are Tuesday, 1pm. During the workshops at the Center the talks are usually given by organizers or distinguished participants of the corresponding workshop on related topics. All SCGP Weekly Talks are recorded and can be accessed through the SCGP video portal.

Weekly talks are held regularly on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm in SCGP Rm 102.

Date Speaker Title
9/15 Zhenghan Wang Realization of TQFTs in Nature and topological quantum computation
9/22 Robert Lazarsfeld An invitation to multiplier ideals
9/29 Martin Zirnbauer Bott periodicity and Kitaev’s periodic table of topological insulators and superconductors
10/6 Gabor Szekelyhidi Extremal metrics on toric manifolds
10/13 Zohar Komargodski (Weizmann) The Space of Quantum Field Theories
10/20 Prof. Uriel Frisch Cauchy’s almost forgotten Lagrangian formulation of the Euler equation
for 3D incompressible flow
10/27 Yan Fyodorov  A Nonlinear Analogue of May-Wigner Instability Transition
 11/3 Tomoyuki Hisamoto  The strong version of K-stability derived from the coercivity property of the K-energy
 11/10 Hans-Joachim Hein  Riemannian convergence theory
 12/8 Chris Bishop  True Trees