M-Seminar: Monodromy: yesterday, today, and tomorrow
Speaker: Andrei Okounkov (Columbia University)
Abstract: Monodromy of solutions of differential equations is very much a recurring theme in mathematics, from XIX century to the present day. For instance, the Kohno-Drinfeld theorem from 30+ years ago, which describes the monodromy of the Knizhnik-Zamolodchikov equations of the Conformal Field Theory in term of braiding for the associated quantum group, as a striking example of how representation-theoretic ideas may shed light on this problem. In this talk, I will talk about some more recent advances that include ideas from enumerative geometry and representation theory over a field of prime characteristic.
Meeting ID: 958 3425 4862
Thursday, October 1 at 3:30pm to 5:00pm