The Thursday Colloquium
THE ALGEBRA & GEOMETRY OF MODERN PHYSICS


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Time and location: Thursdays, 15:15–17:00; Seminar Room C223, Faculty of Physics (CeNT II building), ul. Pasteura 5, Warszawa


Mar 9th
Hiroyuki Fuji (Kagawa University, Japan) Partial chord diagrams and matrix models
Mar 16th
Jacek Krajczok (WFUW) Chern-Simons theory and Wilson lines, part II
Mar 30th
Helder Larraguivel (WFUW) Chern-Simons theory and Wilson lines, part III
April 6th
Helder Larraguivel (WFUW) Chern-Simons theory and Wilson lines, part IV
April 20th
Helder Larraguivel (WFUW) Chern-Simons theory and Wilson lines, part V
April 27th
Piotr Surówka (Max Planck Institute) Symmetry, topology and hydrodynamics
May 18th
Jacek Krajczok (WFUW) Wess-Zumino-Witten model
May 25th
Jacek Krajczok (WFUW) Wess-Zumino-Witten model, part II
June 1st
Noémie Combe (Institut de Mathématiques de Marseille) A new cellulation for the n-th configuration space of R^2 and
moduli space M(0,n)

June 8th
Petr Vasko (WFUW) Correspondence between Chern-Simons theory and Wess-Zumino-Witten models



Oct 6th
Relaunch Relaunch
Oct 20th
Mariusz Tobolski (WFUW) Principal bundles - recap, part I
Oct 27th
Mariusz Tobolski (WFUW) Principal bundles - recap, part II
Nov 17th
Helder Larraguivel (WFUW) Chern-Simons theory, part I
Nov 24th
Helder Larraguivel (WFUW) Chern-Simons theory, part II
Dec 1st
Helder Larraguivel (WFUW) Chern-Simons theory, part III
Jan 26th
Jacek Krajczok (WFUW) Chern-Simons theory and Wilson lines, part I



Feb 25th
Tomasz Smołka (WFUW) Lie groups: from algebra to differential geometry, part III 
Mar 3rd
Tomasz Smołka (WFUW) Lie groups: from algebra to differential geometry, part IV
Mar 10th
Tomasz Smołka (WFUW) Lie groups: from algebra to differential geometry, part V
Mar 17th
Mariusz Tobolski (WFUW) Principal bundles and gauge theory, part I
Mar 31st
Mariusz Tobolski (WFUW) Principal bundles and gauge theory, part II
Apr 7th
Mariusz Tobolski (WFUW) Principal bundles and gauge theory, part III
Apr 14th
Mariusz Tobolski (WFUW) Principal bundles and gauge theory, part IV
Apr 28th
Jacek Krajczok (WFUW) Smooth action of a Lie group and the existence of a smooth manifold structure on the orbit space
May 12th
Piotr Kucharski (WFUW) Moment maps, part I
May 19th
Aleksander Strzelczyk (WFUW)I
June 2nd
Aleksander Strzelczyk (WFUW)I
June 9th
Paweł Smoliński (WFUW)




Oct 15th
Maciej Kolanowski (WFUW) The canonical description of a lagrangean field theory, I
Oct 22nd
Maciej Kolanowski (WFUW) The canonical description of a lagrangean field theory, II
Oct 29th
Maciej Kolanowski (WFUW) The canonical description of a lagrangean field theory, III
Nov 5th
Mariusz Tobolski (WFUW) The canonical description of a lagrangean field theory, IV
Nov 12th
Mariusz Tobolski (WFUW) The canonical description of a lagrangean field theory, V
Nov 19th
Mariusz Tobolski (WFUW) The canonical description of a lagrangean field theory, VI
Nov 26th
Aleksander Strzelczyk (WFUW) Functorial quantisation - a case study I
Dec3rd
Aleksander Strzelczyk (WFUW) Functorial quantisation - a case study I, cntd.
Dec 7-9
K. Gawędzki, M. Mulase, I. Runkel Advanced School on Topological Quantum Field Theory
Dec 10th
Motohico Mulase (University of California, Davis) Opers and quantum curves through Gaiotto's conjecture
Jan 7th
Aleksander Strzelczyk (WFUW)
Jan 14th
Jacek Krajczok (WFUW) Lie groups: from algebra to differential geometry, I
Jan 21st
Kazunobu Maruyoshi (Imperial College, London) Anomalies of class S_k theories via 6d
Jan 28th
Jacek Krajczok (WFUW) Lie groups: from algebra to differential geometry, II





Feb 26th
Henryk Żołądek (MIMUW) The geometric Langlands program and electromagnetic duality, II
Mar 5th
Leonid Chekhov (Aarhus University)Gaussian means, discretizations of moduli spaces, and cohomological field theories
Mar 12th
Neil Lambert (King's College & WFUW)Konwersatorium L. Infelda: M-theory and hidden spacetime in quantum field theory
Mar 19th
Henryk Żołądek (MIMUW)The geometric Langlands program and electromagnetic duality, III
Mar 26th
Andrzej Trautman (WFUW)Excerpts from my lectures on spinors given in Warsaw and in Trieste, I
Apr 9th
Andrzej Trautman (WFUW)Excerpts from my lectures on spinors given in Warsaw and in Trieste, II
Apr 16th
Piotr Kucharski (WFUW)Knots, BPS states, and algebraic curves
Apr 23rd
Paweł Nurowski (CFT)Spinors in action: a few examples
May 7th
Paweł Nurowski (CFT) Spinors in action: a few examples, II
May 21st
Piotr Sułkowski (WFUW)
Boson-fermion correspondence




The main theme we are going to focus on in this semester are spinors and their appearance and role in mathematics and physics. Spinors are associated with subspaces in quadratic spaces and can be studied (mathematically) from representation theoretic or geometric perspective. The former one has to do with Clifford algebras and their representations, Spin groups, etc.; the latter approach focuses on the behaviour of spinors under the action of Lie groups. Spinors are also abundant in physics: they are used for the modelling of Fermi fields, the spin-statistics theorem is one of the pillars of quantum field theory, they are intimately related to supersymmetry. Apart from the analysis of spinors, in this semester we will also hear several talks by excellent guests on related (or unrelated) topics.

Oct 2nd
K.P., P.S., R.R.S. Organizational meeting
Oct 9th
Karol K. Kozłowski (CNRS, IMB, UB Dijon) Large-N asymptotic expansion of multiple integrals related to the quantum separation of variables method
Oct 16th
Magdalena Zielenkiewicz (MIMUW) Introduction to Clifford algebras
Oct 23rd
Piotr Suwara (MIMUW) Introduction to Clifford algebras II
Oct 30th
Paweł Ciosmak (MIMUW) Introduction to Clifford algebras III
Nov 6th
Mariusz Tobolski (WFUW) Introduction to Clifford algebras IV
Nov 20th
Rafał R. Suszek (KMMF WFUW) Introduction to Clifford algebras V: Enter the spinor
Nov 27th
Rafał R. Suszek (KMMF WFUW) Introduction to Clifford algebras V: Enter the spinor (II)
Dec 4th
Nils Carqueville (Vienna University) Two-dimensional topological field theories with defect, and their symmetries
Dec 11th
Antonia Zipfel (IFT WFUW) Spinors and Quantum Geometry
Jan 8th
Satoshi Nawata (IFT WFUW) Quantum Physics and Geometry
Jan 15th
Math-Physics Symposium (WFUW & MIMUW) Welcome symposium at the Ochota campus
Jan 22nd
Henryk Żołądek (MIMUW) The geometric Langlands program and electromagnetic duality



   
Bundles...

Feb 27th
Karol Palka (IMPAN) Quick introduction to fibre bundles, I
Mar 6th
Karol Palka (IMPAN) Quick introduction to fibre bundles, II
Mar 13th
Paweł Urbański (KMMF WFUW)
Connections in the sense of Ehresmann
Mar 20th
Paweł Urbański (KMMF WFUW) Connections in the sense of Ehresmann, II
Apr 3rd
Rafał R. Suszek (KMMF WFUW)
Principal bundles, equivariant descent & the gauge principle, I
Apr 10th
Rafał R. Suszek (KMMF WFUW)
Principal bundles, equivariant descent & the gauge principle, II
Apr 24th
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Leopold Infeld Colloquium & stringtheory.pl/2014
May 8th
Elisabeth Gasparim
(Unicamp, Campinas, Brasil)
The counting of instantons and BPS states
May 15th
Piotr Sułkowski (IFT WFUW)
Instantons revisited
May 29th
Piotr M. Hajac (IMPAN)
The joy of principal bundles
Jun 5th
Piotr Kucharski (IFT WFUW)
Bundles and Aharonov-Bohm effect



   

Oct 3rd
Piotr Sułkowski (IFT WFUW)
&
Rafał R. Suszek (KMMF WFUW)

The algebra and geometry of modern physics - an introduction

Oct 10th
Karol Palka (IMPAN)
Categories and all that, I...
Oct 17th
Michał Heller
(University of Amsterdam & NCBJ)
A brief introduction to the AdS/CFT correspondence
and its applications

Oct 24th
Motohico Mulase
(University of California, Davis)
Quantization of the spectral curves for Hitchin fibrations
via Eynard-Orantin theory

Oct 31st
Karol Palka (IMPAN) Categories and all that, II...
Nov 7th
Rafał R. Suszek (KMMF WFUW) Quantum (field) theory as a functor, I...
Nov 14th
Rafał R. Suszek (KMMF WFUW) Quantum (field) theory as a functor, II...
Nov 28th
Rafał R. Suszek (KMMF WFUW) Quantum (field) theory as a functor, III...
Dec 5th
Satoshi Nawata
(Nikhef, Amsterdam)
Chern-Simons theory, quantum knot invariants,
and volume conjectures, I...

Dec 6th
Satoshi Nawata
(Nikhef, Amsterdam)
Chern-Simons theory, quantum knot invariants,
and volume conjectures, II...

Dec 12th
Krzysztof Bielas & Jerzy Król
(Uniwersytet Śląski)
Some remarks on non-planar Feynman diagrams
Quasimodularity and physics of exotic smooth R4
Dec 19th
Karol K. Kozłowski
(CNRS, IMB, UB Dijon)
Problems in asymptotic analysis
triggered by quantum integrable models

Jan 9th
Andrew Bruce (IMPAN)
What the functor is a superfield?
Jan 16th
Hiroyuki Fuji
(Tsinghua University & MPI Bonn)
Knot homology via string theory
Jan 23rd
Noboru Ito
(Waseda Institute of Advanced Study)
A Khovanov bicomplex of the colored Jones polynomial




 Last updated March 16th, 2017