Ahlfors Lecture series
October 27-28, 2016, Organizers: H-T Yau and S-T Yau
Harvard University, Science Center Hall A (Thu) and D (Fri)
Speaker and Program
Andrei Okounkov (Columbia University)
A reception follows the Thursday lecture at 5:30 pm in
the Math Department common room.
October 27, 2016:|
in SC Hall C
Enumerative geometry and geometric representation theory, Lecture I|
Interactions between mathematical physics and enumerative geometry have
been a very rich source of new ideas in both fields for the past quarter of a century.
In these lectures, I plan to talk about some more recent developments that link
enumerative geometry with quantum groups and other objects that are really
central to both representation theory and how it is applied in mathematical
physics. While the overarching picture is really beautiful, thanks to many deep
insights of many people, in the first lecture we will begin its exploration from the
October 28, 2016:|
in SC Hall D
| Enumerative geometry and geometric representation theory: Lecture II|
In the second lecture, my plan is to explain various applications of these ideas,
including applications to enumerative geometry of curves in smooth threefolds, to the computation of the
monodromy of important difference and differential equations of mathematical physics, and
to topics in geometric Langlands correspondence.
This is a lecture series in honor of
Lars Ahlfors (1907-1996)
who was William Caspar Graustein Professor of Mathematics at
Harvard University from 1946 to 1977. Ahlfors won the fields medal in 1936 and
the Wolf prize in 1981.