A weekly learning seminar at The University of Auckland for students to discuss various topics in pure mathematics, with an emphasis on geometry, topology and their connection to physics.

**Time and Venue: ** Wednesdays at 2-3PM in room 303-257 unless indicated otherwise.

**Organised by:**
Chi-Kwong Fok,
Pedram Hekmati.

Date | Speaker | Topic |
---|---|---|

21 August (303-G15) |
Elizabeth Jagersmo | The Reidemeister torsion |

28 August (1-2pm) | Olivia Sorto | The Wang-Ziller construction of Einstein metrics |

4 September | Sean Carroll | Sheaf cohomology and schemes |

11 September (303-310) | Mostafa Raziebrahimsaraei | The Borel-Weil theorem |

18 September | Lukas Zobernig | Moduli spaces of elliptic curves |

25 September | Daniel Snell | Curved BGG sequences |

2 October (303-310) |
Lukas Zobernig | Picard group of moduli spaces of curves |

9 October (303-G16) | Pedram Hekmati | Moduli spaces of flat connections |

16 October (303-G15) |
Marcos Orseli | Introduction to symplectic geometry |

23 October | Olivia Sorto | Einstein manifolds |

30 October | Jeroen Schillewaert | Quasi-isometries |

6 November | Alex Fok | Topological quantum field theory |

13 November | Elizabeth Jagersmo | Analytic torsion and BF-theory |

20 November | Lukas Zobernig | Physics Primer |

27 November | Pedram Hekmati | Topological T-duality |