Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Title: Search the quantum symmetry in topology
Abstract: There are many examples where the mathematics from the same root
seems to be far apart from each other. I will illustrate such a phenomenon using
three examples: flop, McKay correspondence and singularities/CalabiYau
correspondence. On the other hand, there is a general principal from physics
that the quantum world should be more uniform than classical world. It
surjects that they may be connected after a quantization process. In the talk,
I will demonstrate such a "quantum symmetry" for quantum cohomology.
Speaker: Yongbin Ruan
Institution: UM
