Geometry/Physics Seminar

Title: En-geometry
Speaker: Professor John Francis
Speaker Info: Northwestern
Brief Description:
Special Note:

We will discuss some foundational aspects of geometry and deformation theory in the less commutative, or En, setting. In particular, we establish a relation between the En-tangent complex and En-Hochschild cohomology, proving a version of a conjecture of Kontsevich. Finally, we will sketch how a fuller development of En-geometry offers an algebro-geometric counterpart to categorical structures of topological field theory.
Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Time: 4:00pm
Where: Lunt 107
Contact Person: Prof. Gabriel Kerr
Contact email: gdkerr@math.northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 773-936-6405
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