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Ben McKay (disorganizer), mckay@math.utah.edu

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"*Mathematicians are like a certain type of Frenchman: when you talk
to them they translate it into their own language, and then it soon turns
into something completely different.*"

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, *On Nature and Natural Science*

Speaker | Date | Title |

Aug 28 | Organizing meeting | |

Javier Fernandez | Sep 25 | Introduction to Calabi-Yau manifolds |

Javier Fernandez | Oct 2 | Introduction to Calabi-Yau manifolds II |

Javier Fernandez | Oct 9 | Introduction to Calabi-Yau manifolds III |

Ben McKay | Oct 16 | Exceptional holonomy I |

Ben McKay | Oct 23 | Exceptional holonomy II |

Katrin Becker | Oct 30 | Heterotic strings, fluxes and complex manifolds with torsion |

Alastair Craw | Dec 4 | Kahler reduction and quiver gauge theories |

Alastair Craw | Jan 15 | Derived categories I: introduction |

Renzo Cavalieri | Jan 22 | Derived categories II: construction |

Alastair Craw | Jan 29 | Derived categories III: applications |

Fumitoshi Sato | Feb 5 | The Virasoro conjecture for Gromov-Witten invariants |

Aaron Bertram | Feb 12 | Quantum cohomology and flat connections |

Paul Horja | Feb 18 | Derived categories and mirror symmetry
I
Unusual day and room: LCB 215, and time: 2:30pm |

Paul Horja | Feb 19 | Derived categories and mirror symmetry II |

Paul Aspinwall | Feb 24 | Derived categories and D-branes
Unusual day and room: JWB 333 |

Paul Aspinwall | Feb 26 | Derived categories and D-branes II |

Paul Aspinwall | Feb 28 | Derived categories and D-branes III
Unusual day |

Michael Douglas | March 14 | Dirichlet branes and mirror symmetry
Unusual day |

Paul Green | April 16 | The Krichever-Novikov algebras as universal intertwiners for conformal field theory |

Speaker | Date | Title |

Aaron Bertram | Sep 19 | Classical mechanics and classical field theory |

Aaron Bertram | Sep 26 | Classical mechanics and classical field theory II |

Ben McKay | Oct 10 | Path integrals in quantum mechanics |

Ben McKay | Oct 17 | Path integrals in quantum mechanics II |

Ben McKay | Oct 24 | Problem session |

Jim Carlson | Oct 31 | Classical electrodynamics |

Jim Carlson | Nov 7 | Classical electrodynamics II |

Ben McKay | Nov 14 | General relativity |

Ben McKay | Nov 21 | General relativity II |

Ben McKay | Nov 28 | General relativity III |

Jim Carlson | Jan 9 | Kaluza-Klein theories |

Jim Carlson | Jan 16 | Kaluza-Klein theories II |

Jim Carlson | Jan 23 | Kaluza-Klein theories III |

Javier Fernandez | Jan 30 | Perturbation theory and Feynman diagrams |

Javier Fernandez | Feb 27 | Perturbation theory and Feynman diagrams II |

Anca Mustata | Mar 6 | Introduction to string theory |

Javier Fernandez | Mar 20 | Perturbation theory and Feynman diagrams III |

Y. P. Lee | Mar 27 | Supersymmetry and geometry |

Anca Mustata | Apr 3 | Introduction to string theory II |

Anca Mustata | Apr 10 | Introduction to string theory III |

Fumitoshi Sato | Apr 17 | Vertex operator algebras |

Anca Mustata | Apr 24 | Conformal field theory |

Anca Mustata | Fri
May 3 |
Conformal field theory II
(N.B. unusual day) |

*"The Germans, and they are not alone in this, have the gift of making
the sciences inaccessible."*

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, *Wilhelm Meister's Journeyman Years*

Aaron Bertram | Classical Mechanics and Field Theory |

Ben McKay | Path Integrals in Quantum Mechanics |

Ben McKay | Basic General Relativity |

Paul Ginsparg | Applied Conformal Field Theory
(from famous 1988 Les Houches Lectures) |

Ben McKay | A list of useful references. |

"You can't teach mathematicians anything". E. Witten