University of Toronto's Symplectic Geometry Seminar

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Fall 2007 - Spring 2008

The symplectic geometry seminars are held Mondays 2:10--3:00 PM in BA 6183, unless otherwise indicated.
Symplectic Lunches: We go to lunch at Sylvester's Cafe at 16 Bancroft Avenue on Mondays right before the seminars. We meet there at 12:30PM. Please join us.
Informal Seminar: The seminar is often followed, at 3pm in BA 6180, by a more informal discussion. Topics of discussion can vary, possibly related to recent or upcoming seminar talks. Information about this is announced through the mailing list and during the main seminar.

If you would like to join our mailing list, or if you would like to give a talk, email Johan Martens at

(*) to be confirmed, (**) on hold

Tuesday, September 4
2:40 PM, BA 1240
Oscar Garcia-Prada
CSIC, Madrid
Maximal surface group representations and Higgs bundles
Tuesday, September 4
4:10 PM, BA 1240
Aravind Asok
University of Washington
GIT, solvable groups, and $A^1$-homotopy theory
Monday, September 10
2:10 PM, BA 6183
Fabian Ziltener
Symplectic Vortices and Quantum Cohomology
Monday, September 17
2:10 PM, BA 6183
Allen Knutson
UC San Diego
K-theory and automatically reduced limits
Monday, September 24
2:10 PM, BA 6183
Tom Baird
The moduli space of flat G-bundles over a nonorientable surface
Monday, October 1
2:10 PM, BA 6183
Frederic Rochon
On the uniqueness of certain families of holomorphic disks.
Wednesday, October 10
1:10 PM, BA 1230
Note: special time and location
Walter van Suijlekom
Radboud University Nijmegen
Instantons on a noncommutative sphere.
Monday, October 15

No seminar
Monday, October 22
2:10 PM, BA 6183
Alfonso Gracia-Saz
Duality of double and n-fold vector bundles.
Monday, October 29
2:10 PM, BA 6183
Yi Lin
The log-concavity of the Duistermaat-Heckman measure.
Monday, November 5
2:10 PM, BA 6183
Eckhard Meinrenken
Twisted K-homology and group-valued moment maps.
Monday, November 12
2:10 PM, BA 6183
Valerio Toledano Laredo
IAS and Northeastern University
Gaudin models with irregular singularities.
Monday, November 19
2:10 PM, BA 6183
Kiumars Kaveh
Gelfand-Cetlin polytopes, string polytopes and quantization of flag varities of reductive groups.
Monday, November 26
2:10 PM, BA 6183
Shizuo Kaji
Kyoto University
Chow rings of complex algebraic groups.
Monday, December 3
2:10 PM, BA 6183
Marina Logares
University of Porto
Connected components of the moduli space of parabolic U(p,q)-Higgs bundles .

Symplectic Seminar webpages for previous terms:

Fall 2002, Spring 2003, Fall 2003, Spring 2004, Fall 2004, Spring 2005, Fall 2005, Spring 2006, Fall 2006, Spring 2007