Texas Tech Quantum Homotopy Seminar

Time and place: Wednesday 2–4 p.m. in MATH 111.

Official mailing list: math.geometry (add ttu edu at the end).

Organizer: Dmitri Pavlov

MATH 5101.006, CRN 52236. Departmental seminar website.

Spring 2020 Schedule

January 15
Daniel Grady. Smooth stacks and Čech cocycles 1. Abstract: This talk will provide an introduction to smooth stacks. The talk will begin with some motivation and continue with several explicit examples of cocycle data which can be obtained via descent. The talk will conclude with an outlook of the general theory.
January 22
Daniel Grady. Smooth stacks and Čech cocycles 2. Abstract: This talk is a continuation of the first. The talk will begin with a discussion on model structures and Bousfield localization and continue with presentations for the infinity category of smooth stacks. We will use Dugger’s characterization of cofibrant objects to unpackage cocycle data explicitly in several examples.
January 29
February 5
February 12
February 19
February 26
March 4
March 11
March 25
April 1
April 8
April 15
April 22
April 29

Fall 2019 Schedule

August 26
Dmitri Pavlov. What is quantum homotopy?
September 2
No seminar
September 9
Stephen Peña: Introduction to quantum field theory 1. Mechanics on manifolds and classical field theory.
September 16
Stephen Peña: Introduction to quantum field theory 2. Quantum mechanics I.
September 23
Stephen Peña: Introduction to quantum field theory 3. Quantum mechanics II.
September 30
Stephen Peña: Introduction to quantum field theory 4. Quantum mechanics III.
October 7
Stephen Peña: Introduction to quantum field theory 5. Gauge theory I.
October 14
Stephen Peña: Introduction to quantum field theory 6. Gauge theory II.
October 21
Stephen Peña: Introduction to quantum field theory 7. Functorial field theory and algebraic quantum field theory.
October 28
James Francese: Introduction to Lie Theory and Natural Operations.
November 4
James Francese: On the Uniqueness of Lie Theory.
November 11
James Francese: Introduction to Leibniz Algebras.
November 18
James Francese: Generalizations of Lie Theory: Smooth Mal'cev Theories, Formal Group Laws, Fat Points.
November 25
James Francese: Internal Logic of Fat Points.
December 2
James Francese: Internal Logic of Fat Points II: Models for a Leibniz Theory.