Algebraic Geometry Seminar Fall 2015
The seminar meets on Fridays at 2:25 pm in Van Vleck B135.
The schedule for the previous semester is here.
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Fall 2015 Schedule
|September 18||Eric Riedl (UIC)||TBA||Jordan|
|September 25||David Zureick-Brown (Emory)||TBA||Jordan|
|October 2||Vasily Dolgushev (Temple)||A manifestation of the Grothendieck-Teichmueller group in geometry||Andrei|
|October 23||Jesse Kass (South Carolina)||TBA||Melanie|
|November 13||Jake Levinson (Michigan)||TBA||Daniel|
A manifestation of the Grothendieck-Teichmueller group in geometry
Inspired by Grothendieck’s lego-game, Vladimir Drinfeld introduced, in 1990, the Grothendieck-Teichmueller group GRT. This group has interesting links to the absolute Galois group of rationals, moduli of algebraic curves, solutions of the Kashiwara-Vergne problem, and theory of motives. My talk will be devoted to the manifestation of GRT in the extended moduli of algebraic varieties, which was conjectured by Maxim Kontsevich in 1999. My talk is partially based on the joint paper with Chris Rogers and Thomas Willwacher: http://arxiv.org/abs/1211.4230.