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.