Math/Physics Learning Seminar
This will be an informal and introductory seminar series with the aim of studying how modern mathematical structures arise from physical systems. Hopefully, a deeper understanding of these structures may be gained by considering them within a physical context. No background in physics is supposed. The outline of the seminar is roughly as follows:
 symplectic geometry and Poisson geometry in classical mechanics;
 the various quantization schemes and basic quantum field theory;
 Dirac structures;
 Gtorsors and gauge theory  the moduli space {gauge connections}/{gauge equivalence};
 Ktheory, spin geometry and the index theorem(s);
 representation theory and the spacealgebra correspondence;
 groupoids and categorification;
 noncommutative geometry.
Of course, this is not a complete list of potential topics.
Details
Electromagnetism
by
Kirill Levin

University of Toronto
Time: 14:00 (
Thursday, May. 13, 2010)
Location: BA6183, Bahen Center, 40 St George St
Abstract:
Dates in this series
 · Tuesday, Feb. 02, 2010:
TBA (Joseph Johns)
 · Tuesday, Feb. 09, 2010:
Noether's Theorem in Hamiltonian Mechanics (Jonathan Fisher)
 · Tuesday, Mar. 09, 2010:
Geometric Quantization (Travis Li)
 · Tuesday, Mar. 16, 2010:
Special Relativity (Daniel Rowe)
 · Tuesday, Mar. 23, 2010:
The Dirac Equation (Jonathan Fisher)
 · Thursday, Apr. 22, 2010:
Summer Term Organizational Meeting ()
 · Thursday, Apr. 29, 2010:
A Review (Jonathan Fisher)
 · Thursday, May. 13, 2010:
Electromagnetism (Kirill Levin)