Algebra Seminar

Year 1998

**Tuesday, January 13, 1998**

**Algebra Seminar**Lunt 104, 4:30pm

- Professor Kevin Knudson, Northwestern University

**Title:***Relative Completions of Linear Groups over Z[t] and Z[t,t^{-1}]*

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**Tuesday, January 20, 1998**

**Algebra Seminar**Lunt 104, 3.00pm

- Huazhang Luo , MIT

**Title:***Stability of Algebraic Manifolds*

**Special Note:***Mr. Luo is under consideration for a Boas Instructorship*

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**Tuesday, January 27, 1998**

**Algebra Seminar**Lunt 104, 4:30pm

- Professor Ezra Getzler, Northwestern University

**Title:***An introduction to Frobenius manifolds*

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**Tuesday, February 10, 1998**

**Algebra Seminar**Lunt 104, 4:30pm

- Professor Mikhail Kapranov, Northwestern University

**Title:***Noncommutative Geometry in the Perturbative Regime*

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**Tuesday, February 24, 1998**

**Algebra Seminar**Lunt 104, 4:30pm

- Professor Jim Bryan, UC, Berkeley

**Title:***Modular forms and the enumerative geometry of K3 and Abelian surfaces*

**Special Note:***This talk complements a talk at U of C on Wednesday at 4.30.*

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**Tuesday, March 3, 1998**

**Algebra Seminar**Lunt 104, 4:30pm

- Professor Lev Rozansky, University of Illinois, Chicago

**Title:***Burau representation of the braid group and the structure of the colored Jones polynomial*

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**Tuesday, March 10, 1998**

**Algebra Seminar**Lunt 104, 4:30pm

- Scott Thatcher, Northwestern University

**Title:***Hecke operators on vector bundles over elliptic curves*

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**Tuesday, April 14, 1998**

**Algebra Seminar**Lunt 104, 4:30pm

- Professor Kevin Knudson, Northwestern University

**Title:***On the homology of SL_2(Z[t])*

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**Tuesday, April 21, 1998**

**Algebra Seminar**Lunt 104, 4:30pm

- Professor Dan Nakano, Utah State University

**Title:***Representation type of Schur algebras*

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**Tuesday, April 28, 1998**

**Algebra Seminar**Lunt 104, 4:30pm

- Professor Barbara Fantechi, University of Trento

**Title:***Obstructions for deformation functors and applications*

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**Tuesday, May 5, 1998**

**Algebra Seminar**Lunt 104, 4:30pm

- Professor Thomas Geisser, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

**Title:***K-theory in characteristic p*

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**Friday, May 8, 1998**

**Algebra Seminar**Lunt 104, 4:00pm

- Professor Chris Bendel, University of Notre Dame

**Title:***Representations of restricted Lie algebras and powers of p-characters*

**Special Note:***This is not the usual time or day of the week!*

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**Thursday, September 24, 1998**

**Algebra Seminar**Lunt 102, 4:10pm

- Professor Ionut Ciocan,

**Title:***Toric degeneration of flag varieties, I*

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**Thursday, October 1, 1998**

**Algebra Seminar**Lunt 102, 4:10pm

- Professor Ionut Ciocan,

**Title:***Toric degeneration of flag varieties, II*

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**Algebra Seminar**Lunt 104, 4:10pm

- Professor Ezra Getzler,

**Title:***Chiral de Rham complex (d'apres Malikov, Schechtman and Vaintrob)*

**Special Note:***I will give an introduction to the preprint math.AG/9803041*

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**Tuesday, October 20, 1998**

**Algebra Seminar**Lunt 104, 4:30pm

- Professor Misha Kapranov, Northwestern University

**Title:***Double affine Hecke algebras and 2-dimensional local fields*

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**Tuesday, October 27, 1998**

**Algebra Seminar**Lunt 104, 4:10pm

- Professor Ezra Getzler,

**Title:***Chiral de Rham complex (d'apres Malikov, Schechtman, Vaintrob)*

**Special Note:***I will give an introduction to the preprint math.AG/9803041*

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**Tuesday, November 3, 1998**

**Algebra Seminar**Lunt 104, 4:10pm

- Professor J.-B. Bost, CNRS and Institute for Advanced Study

**Title:***Optimal estimates in Arakelov geometry*

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**Tuesday, November 10, 1998**

**Algebra Seminar**Lunt 104, 5:00pm

- Seva Joukhovitsky, Northwestern University

**Title:***Characters and representations according to Frobenius, Wiles and Taylor*

**Special Note:***Note the unusual time: 5PM*

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**Tuesday, November 17, 1998**

**Algebra Seminar**Lunt 104, 4:10pm

- Professor Patrick Brosnan, Northwestern

**Title:***Steenrod operations in algebraic geometry*

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**Tuesday, November 24, 1998**

**Algebra Seminar**Lunt 104, 4:10pm

- Professor Sam Evens, University of Arizona

**Title:***Poisson geometry and a theorem of Kostant*

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