RIT on Geometry and Physics Archives for Academic Year 2018


organizational meeting for fall

When: Thu, September 6, 2018 - 3:30pm
Where: PHY 1117


Introduction to the AdS/CFT correspondence

When: Thu, September 13, 2018 - 3:30pm
Where: PHY 1117
Speaker: Freddy Cisneros

Physics intuition about the AdS/CFT correspondence

When: Thu, September 20, 2018 - 3:30pm
Where: MTH (Kirwan Hall) 1311
Speaker: Kaustubh Deshpande

Black holes and their entropy

When: Thu, September 27, 2018 - 3:30pm
Where: MTH (Kirwan Hall) 1308
Speaker: Stefano Antonini and Sergio Smith

The case of super-Yang-Mills

When: Thu, October 4, 2018 - 3:30pm
Where: MTH (Kirwan Hall) 1308
Speaker: Yixu Wang

The mathematical structure of super-Yang-Mills

When: Thu, October 11, 2018 - 3:30pm
Where: MTH (Kirwan Hall) 1308
Speaker: Ian Teixeira

The mathematical structure of super-Yang-Mills (cont'd)

When: Thu, October 18, 2018 - 3:30pm
Where: MTH (Kirwan Hall) 1308
Speaker: Ian Teixeira

A coordinate-free approach to super-Yang-Mills

When: Thu, October 25, 2018 - 3:30pm
Where: MTH (Kirwan Hall) 1308
Speaker: Paul Green

Holography in low dimensions

When: Thu, November 1, 2018 - 3:30pm
Where: MTH (Kirwan Hall) 1308
Speaker: Gong Chen

Phase transitions in AdS/CFT

When: Thu, November 8, 2018 - 3:30pm
Where: MTH (Kirwan Hall) 1308
Speaker: John Martyn

More on condensed matter in AdS/CFT

When: Thu, November 29, 2018 - 3:30pm
Where: MTH (Kirwan Hall) 1308
Speaker: John Martyn (physics) and Ian Teixeira (math)

Abstract: We will discuss the SYK (Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev) model, believed to be exactly solvable. References include arXiv:1807.03334 and arXiv:1711.08482.

The SYK model and holography

When: Thu, December 6, 2018 - 3:30pm
Where: MTH (Kirwan Hall) 1308

Speaker: Ian Teixeira and John Martyn

Abstract: More discussion of the SYK model, including its relationship with AdS/CFT and condensed matter. See the papers arXiv:1807.03334 and arXiv:1711.08482.

Organizational meeting for spring semester

When: Thu, January 31, 2019 - 3:30pm
Where: MTH 1308


Introduction to stability conditions

When: Thu, February 7, 2019 - 3:30pm
Where: MTH (Kirwan Hall) 1308

Speaker: Amin Gholampour

Abstract: Algebraic geometry background of Bridgeland stability.

D-brane origins of stability conditions

When: Thu, February 14, 2019 - 3:30pm
Where: MTH (Kirwan Hall) 1308

Speaker: Richard Wentworth

Abstract: A little of the physics motivation for this subject, based on M. Douglas, D-branes, Categories, and N = 1 Supersymmetry, J Math Phys 42 (2001), no. 7, and M. Douglas and P. Aspinwall, D-brane stability and monodromy, JHEP 05(2002) 031.

Stability of D-branes

When: Thu, February 21, 2019 - 3:30pm
Where: MTH (Kirwan Hall) 1308

Speaker: Jonathan Rosenberg
Abstract: We'll discuss charges and stability conditions on D-branes, from both topological and more physical points of view.

Stability of D-branes (cont'd)

When: Thu, February 28, 2019 - 3:30pm
Where: MTH (Kirwan Hall) 1308

Speaker: Jonathan Rosenberg

Abstract: We'll discuss charges and stability conditions on D-branes, from both topological and more physical points of view. A few sample questions:
What is the BPS condition for D-branes?What does stability mean for D-branes?Why coherent sheaves?Why derived categories?Where does Bridgeland stability come from?


Stability and BPS branes

When: Thu, March 7, 2019 - 3:30pm
Where: MTH (Kirwan Hall) 1308

Speaker: Ian Tiexeira


Abstract: We'll follow the paper of : Michael R. Douglas et al., JHEP 2005, no. 9, paper 006,

arXiv:hep-th/0002037

Stability conditions on P^1

When: Thu, March 28, 2019 - 3:30pm
Where: MTH (Kirwan Hall) 1308

Speaker: Steven Jin


Abstract: This talk will be based on the paper by So Okada, Stability manifold of P^1,
J. Algebraic Geom. 15 (2006), no. 3, 487-505, arXiv:math/0411220.

Stability conditions on P^1 (cont'd)

When: Thu, April 4, 2019 - 3:30pm
Where: MTH (Kirwan Hall) 1308

Speaker: Steven Jin


Abstract: Abstract: This talk will be based on the paper by So Okada, Stability manifold of P^1,
J. Algebraic Geom. 15 (2006), no. 3, 487-505, arXiv:math/0411220.

Introduction to stability conditions (cont'd)

When: Thu, April 11, 2019 - 3:30pm
Where: MTH (Kirwan Hall) 1308

Speaker: Amin Gholampour

Abstract: Algebraic geometry background of Bridgeland stability, based on Bridgeland's papers

Stability conditions on higher genus curves

When: Thu, April 18, 2019 - 3:30pm
Where: MTH (Kirwan Hall) 1308

Speaker: David Pincus


Abstract: This talk will be based on the paper by E. Macri, Stability conditions on curves, Math. Res. Lett. 14 (2007), no. 4, 657--672.

Stability conditions on higher genus curves

When: Thu, April 25, 2019 - 3:30pm
Where: MTH (Kirwan Hall) 1308

Speaker: David Pincus


Abstract: This talk will be based on the paper by E. Macri, Stability conditions on curves, Math. Res. Lett. 14 (2007), no. 4, 657--672.

Applications of Bridgeland stability

When: Thu, May 9, 2019 - 3:30pm
Where: MTH (Kirwan Hall) 1308
We will show the video of Francois Charles' Bourbaki talk on Bridgeland stability.