\nIn this talk we will explai n how construct $9$ other such $9{\\mathbf A}_{2}$-configurations on the g eneralized Kummer surface associated to the double cover of the plane bran ched over the sextic dual curve of a cubic curve.

\nThe new $9{\\mathb f A}_{2}$-configurations are obtained by taking the pullback of a certain configuration of $12$ conics which are in special position with respect to the branch curve\, plus some singular quartic curves. We will then explai n how construct some automorphisms of the K3 surface sending one configura tion to another.

\n(Joint work with David Kohel and Alessandra Sarti). \n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/3/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Steve Zelditch (Northwestern University) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200602T160000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200602T170000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/4 DESCRIPTION:Title: P robabilistic aspects of toric Kähler geometry\nby Steve Zelditch (Nor thwestern University) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAbstract\n Let $(M\, \\omega\, L)$ be a polarized toric Kahler manifold with polytope $P$. Associated to this data is a family $\\mu_k^x$ of probability measur es on $P$ parametrized by $x \\in P.$ They generalize the multi-nomial mea sures on the simplex\, where $M = \\mathbb{CP}^n$ and $\\omega$ is the Fub ini-Study measure. As is well-known\, these measures satisfy a law of larg e numbers\, a central limit theorem\, a large deviations principle and ent ropy asymptotics. The measure of maximal entropy in this family correspond s to the center of mass $x$ of $P$. All of these results generalize to any toric Kahler manifold\, except the center of mass result\, which holds fo r Fano toric Kahler-Einstein manifolds.\n\nJoint work with Peng Zhou and P ierre Flurin.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/4/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Alessia Mandini (IST and Universidade Federal Fluminense) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200616T160000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200616T170000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/5 DESCRIPTION:Title: Q uasi-parabolic Higgs bundles and null hyperpolygon spaces\nby Alessia Mandini (IST and Universidade Federal Fluminense) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAbstract\nHyperpolygons spaces are a family of hyperkäh ler manifolds\, that can be obtained from coadjoint orbits by hyperkähler reduction. Jointly with L. Godinho\, we showed that these space are isomo rphic to certain families of parabolic Higgs bundles\, when a suitable con dition between the parabolic weights and the spectra of the coadjoint orbi ts is satisfied.\n\nIn analogy to this construction\, we introduce two mod uli spaces: the moduli spaces of quasi-parabolic $SL(2\,\\mathbb{C})$-Higg s bundles over $\\mathbb{CP}^1$ on one hand and the null hyperpolygon spac es on the other\, and establish an isomorphism between them.\nFinally we d escribe the fixed loci of natural involutions defined on these spaces and relate them to the moduli space of null hyperpolygons in the Minkowski $3$ -space.\n\nThis is based in joint works with Leonor Godinho.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/5/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Mario Garcia-Fernandez (ICMAT and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200623T160000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200623T170000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/6 DESCRIPTION:Title: G auge theory for string algebroids\nby Mario Garcia-Fernandez (ICMAT an d Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\ n\nAbstract\nIn this talk I will overview recent joint work with Roberto R ubio and Carl Tipler in arXiv:2004.11399. We introduce a moment map pictur e for string algebroids\, a special class of holomorphic Courant algebroid s introduced in arXiv:1807.10329. An interesting feature of our constructi on is that the Hamiltonian gauge action is described by means of Morita eq uivalences\, as suggested by higher gauge theory. The zero locus of the mo ment map is given by the solutions of the Calabi system\, a coupled system of equations which provides a unifying framework for the classical Calabi problem and the Hull-Strominger system. Our main results are concerned wi th the geometry of the moduli space of solutions. Assuming a technical con dition\, we prove that the moduli space carries a pseudo-Kähler metric wi th Kähler potential given by the 'dilaton functional'\, a topological for mula for the metric\, and an infinitesimal Donaldson-Uhlenbeck-Yau type th eorem. Finally\, we relate our topological formula to a physical predictio n for the gravitino mass in order to obtain a new conjectural obstruction for the Hull-Strominger system.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/6/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Tara Holm (Cornell University) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200630T160000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200630T170000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/7 DESCRIPTION:Title: S ymplectic embeddings and infinite staircases\nby Tara Holm (Cornell Un iversity) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAbstract\nMcDuff and S chlenk determined when a four-dimensional symplectic ellipsoid can be symp lectically embedded into a four-dimensional ball. They found that if the e llipsoid is close to round\, the answer is given by an infinite staircase determined by Fibonacci numbers\, while if the ellipsoid is sufficiently s tretched\, all obstructions vanish except for the volume obstruction. Infi nite staircases have also been found when embedding ellipsoids into polydi sks (Frenkel - Muller\, Usher) and into the ellipsoid E(2\,3) (Cristofaro- Gardiner - Kleinman). We will describe a general approach to the question of when embedding ellipsoids into a toric target has an infinite staircase \, where we provide the first obstruction to the existence of a staircase. We use this obstruction to explore infinite staircases for toric symplect ic manifolds\, identifying three new infinite staircases\, and culminating in the conjecture that these are the only toric examples. We will describ e further work-in-progress on ellipsoid embedding functions with more gene ral targets. I will not assume any prior acquaintance with infinite stairc ases and will motivate the talk with plentiful examples and pictures. This talk is based on a number of collaborations with Dan Cristofaro-Gardiner\ , Alessia Mandini\, and Ana Rita Pires\; Maria Bertozzi\, Emily Maw\, Dusa McDuff\, Grace Mwakyoma\, Ana Rita Pires\, Morgan Weiler\; and Nicki Magi ll.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/7/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Kai Cieliebak (Augsburg University) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200609T160000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200609T170000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/8 DESCRIPTION:Title: P artial orders on contactomorphism groups and their Lie algebras\nby Ka i Cieliebak (Augsburg University) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n \nAbstract\nEliashberg\, Kim and Polterovich constructed nontrivial partia l orders on contactomorphism groups of certain contact manifolds. After re calling their results\, the subject of this talk will be the remnants of t hese partial orders on the orbits of the coadjoint action on their Lie alg ebras.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/8/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Tian-Jun Li (University of Minnesota) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200714T160000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200714T170000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/9 DESCRIPTION:Title: S ymplectic rational G-surfaces and the plane Cremona group\nby Tian-Jun Li (University of Minnesota) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAb stract\nWe give characterizations of a finite group $G$ acting symplectica lly on a rational surface ($\\mathbb{CP}^2$ blown up at two or more points ). In particular\, we obtain a symplectic version of the dichotomy of $G$- conic bundles versus $G$-del Pezzo surfaces for the corresponding $G$-rati onal surfaces\, analogous to the one in algebraic geometry. The connection with the symplectic mapping class group will be mentioned.\n\n\nThis is a joint work with Weimin Chen and Weiwei Wu (and partly with Jun Li).\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/9/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Rahul Pandharipande (ETH Zürich) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200707T160000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200707T170000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/10 DESCRIPTION:Title: Moduli spaces of differentials on curves\nby Rahul Pandharipande (ETH Zürich) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAbstract\nThe moduli of $(C\,f)$ where $C$ is a curve and $f$ is a rational function leads to the well-developed theory of Hurwitz spaces. The study of the moduli of $(C\, \\omega)$ where $C$ is a curve and $\\omega$ is a meromorphic different ial is a younger subject. I will discuss recent developments in the study of the moduli spaces of holomorphic/meromorphic differentials on curves. M any of the basic questions about cycle classes and integrals have now been solved (through the work of many people) -- but there are also several in teresting open directions.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/10/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Colin Guillarmou (Laboratoire de Mathématiques d'Orsay\, Universi té Paris-Sud) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200721T160000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200721T170000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/11 DESCRIPTION:Title: On the marked length spectrum and geodesic stretch in negative curvature\nby Colin Guillarmou (Laboratoire de Mathématiques d'Orsay\, Universit é Paris-Sud) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAbstract\nI will r eview a couple of recent of results proved with T. Lefeuvre and G. Knieper on the local rigidity of the marked length spectrum of negatively curved metrics.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/11/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Mark Gross (Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statis tics\, University of Cambridge) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200728T160000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200728T170000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/12 DESCRIPTION:Title: Intrinsic Mirror Symmetry\nby Mark Gross (Department of Pure Mathemati cs and Mathematical Statistics\, University of Cambridge) as part of Geome tria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAbstract\nI will talk about joint work with Bern d Siebert\, proposing a general mirror construction for log Calabi-Yau pai rs\, i.e.\, a pair $(X\,D)$ with $D$ a "maximally degenerate" boundary div isor and $K_X+D=0$\, and for maximally unipotent degenerations of Calabi - Yau manifolds. We accomplish this by constructing the coordinate ring or homogeneous coordinate ring respectively in the two cases\, using certain kinds of Gromov-Witten invariants we call "punctured invariants"\, develop ed jointly with Abramovich and Chen.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/12/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Robert Berman (Chalmers University of Technology) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200915T100000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200915T110000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/13 DESCRIPTION:Title: Kähler-Einstein metrics\, Archimedean Zeta functions and phase transition s\nby Robert Berman (Chalmers University of Technology) as part of Geo metria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAbstract\nWhile the existence of a unique Käh ler-Einstein metrics on a canonically polarized manifold $X$ was establish ed already in the seventies there are very few explicit formulas available (even in the case of complex curves!). In this talk I will give a non-tec hnical introduction to a probabilistic approach to Kähler-Einstein metric s\, which\, in particular\, yields canonical approximations of the Kähler -Einstein metric on $X$. The approximating metrics in question are express ed as explicit period integrals and the conjectural extension to the case of a Fano variety leads to some intriguing connections with Zeta functions and the theory of phase transitions in statistical mechanics.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/13/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Gonçalo Oliveira (Universidade Federal Fluminense\, Brazil) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200929T160000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200929T170000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/14 DESCRIPTION:Title: $G_2$-monopoles (a summary)\nby Gonçalo Oliveira (Universidade Federa l Fluminense\, Brazil) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAbstract\ nThis talk is aimed at reviewing what is known about $G_2$-monopoles and m otivate their study. After this\, I will mention some recent results obtai ned in collaboration with Ákos Nagy and Daniel Fadel which investigate th e asymptotic behavior of $G_2$-monopoles. Time permitting\, I will mention a few possible future directions regarding the use of monopoles in $G_2$- geometry.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/14/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Éveline Legendre (Université Paul Sabatier) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201006T160000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201006T170000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/15 DESCRIPTION:Title: Localizing the Donaldson-Futaki invariant\nby Éveline Legendre (Unive rsité Paul Sabatier) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAbstract\n We will see how to represent the Donaldson-Futaki invariant as an intersec tion of equivariant closed forms. We will use it to express this invariant as the intersection on some specific subvarieties of the central fibre of the test configuration. As an application we provide a proof that for Kä hler orbifolds the Donaldson-Futaki invariant is the Futaki invariant of t he central fiber.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/15/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Sílvia Anjos (Instituto Superior Técnico and CAMGSD) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201117T170000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201117T180000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/16 DESCRIPTION:Title: Loops in the fundamental group of $\\mathrm{Symp}(M\,\\omega)$ which are n ot represented by circle actions\nby Sílvia Anjos (Instituto Superior Técnico and CAMGSD) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAbstract\n It was observed by J. Kędra that there are many symplectic 4-manifolds $( M\, \\omega)$\, where $M$ is neither rational nor ruled\, that admit no ci rcle action and $\\pi_1 (\\mathrm{Ham}( M))$ is nontrivial. In the case $M ={\\mathbb C\\mathbb P}^2\\#\\\,k\\overline{\\mathbb C\\mathbb P}\\\,\\!^2 $\, with $k \\leq 4$\, it follows from the work of several authors that th e full rational homotopy of $\\mathrm{Symp}(M\,\\omega)$\, and in particul ar their fundamental group\, is generated by circle actions on the manifol d. In this talk we study loops in the fundamental group of $\\mathrm{Symp} _h({\\mathbb C\\mathbb P}^2\\#\\\,5\\overline{\\mathbb C\\mathbb P}\\\,\\! ^2) $ of symplectomorphisms that act trivially on homology\, and show that \, for some particular symplectic forms\, there are loops which cannot be realized by circle actions. Our work depends on Delzant classification of toric symplectic manifolds and Karshon's classification of Hamiltonian cir cle actions\n\nThis talk is based in joint work with Miguel Barata\, Marti n Pinsonnault and Ana Alexandra Reis.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/16/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Nick Sheridan (University of Edinburgh) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200908T160000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200908T170000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/17 DESCRIPTION:Title: Lagrangian cobordism and Chow groups\nby Nick Sheridan (University of Edinburgh) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAbstract\nHomological mirror symmetry predicts an equivalence of categories\, between the Fukay a category of one space and the derived category of another. We can "decat egorify" by taking the Grothendieck group of these categories\, to get an isomorphism of abelian groups. The first of these abelian groups is relate d\, by work of Biran-Cornea\, to the Lagrangian cobordism group\; the seco nd is related\, via the Chern character\, to the Chow group. I will define the Lagrangian cobordism and Chow groups (which is much easier than defin ing the categories). Then I will describe joint work with Ivan Smith in wh ich we try to compare them directly\, and find some interesting analogies. \n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/17/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Ana Rita Pires (University of Edinburgh) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200202T170000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200202T180000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/18 DESCRIPTION:Title: Many more infinite staircases in symplectic embedding functions\nby An a Rita Pires (University of Edinburgh) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST )\n\nAbstract: TBA\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/18/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Yang Li (Institute for Advanced Study) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200922T160000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200922T170000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/19 DESCRIPTION:Title: Weak SYZ conjecture for hypersurfaces in the Fermat family\nby Yang Li (Institute for Advanced Study) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\n Abstract\nThe SYZ conjecture predicts that for polarised Calabi-Yau manifo lds undergoing the large complex structure limit\, there should be a speci al Lagrangian torus fibration. A weak version asks if this fibration can b e found in the generic region. I will discuss my recent work proving this weak SYZ conjecture for the degenerating hypersurfaces in the Fermat famil y. Although these examples are quite special\, this is the first construct ion of generic SYZ fibrations that works uniformly in all complex dimensio ns.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/19/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Xiuxiong Chen (Stony Brook University) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201013T160000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201013T170000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/20 DESCRIPTION:Title: On the space of Kähler metrics\nby Xiuxiong Chen (Stony Brook Univers ity) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAbstract\nInspired by the c elebrated $C^0\, C^2$ and $C^3$ a priori estimate of Calabi\, Yau and othe rs on Kähler Einstein metrics\, we will present an expository report of a priori estimates on the constant scalar curvature Kähler metrics. With t his estimate\, we prove the Donaldson conjecture on geodesic stability and the properness conjecture on Mabuchi energy functional.\n\nThis is a join t work with Cheng JingRui.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/20/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Leonardo Macarini (Instituto Superior Técnico and CAMGSD) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201124T170000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201124T180000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/21 DESCRIPTION:Title: Dynamical implications of convexity beyond dynamical convexity\nby Leo nardo Macarini (Instituto Superior Técnico and CAMGSD) as part of Geometr ia em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAbstract\nWe will show sharp dynamical implication s of convexity on symmetric spheres that do not follow from dynamical conv exity. It allows us to furnish new examples of dynamically convex contact forms that are not equivalent to convex ones via contactomorphisms that pr eserve the symmetry. Moreover\, these examples are $C^1$-stable in the sen se that they are actually not equivalent to convex ones via contactomorphi sms that are $C^1$-close to those preserving the symmetry. Other applicati ons are the multiplicity of symmetric non-hyperbolic closed Reeb orbits un der suitable pinching conditions and the existence of symmetric elliptic p eriodic Reeb orbits. \n\nThis is ongoing joint work with Miguel Abreu.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/21/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Tristan C. Collins (MIT) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201020T160000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201020T170000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/22 DESCRIPTION:Title: SYZ mirror symmetry for del Pezzo surfaces and rational elliptic surfaces< /a>\nby Tristan C. Collins (MIT) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\ nAbstract\nI will discuss some aspects of SYZ mirror symmetry for pairs $( X\,D)$ where $X$ is a del Pezzo surface or a rational elliptic surface and $D$ is an anti-canonical divisor. In particular I will explain the exis tence of special Lagrangian fibrations\, mirror symmetry for (suitably int erpreted) Hodge numbers and\, if time permits\, I will describe a proof of SYZ mirror symmetry conjecture for del Pezzo surfaces. \n\nThis is join t work with Adam Jacob and Yu-Shen Lin.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/22/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Andrew Lobb (Durham University) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201103T170000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201103T180000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/23 DESCRIPTION:Title: The rectangular peg problem\nby Andrew Lobb (Durham University) as par t of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAbstract\nFor any smooth Jordan curve and rectangle in the plane\, we show that there exist four points on the J ordan curve forming the vertices of a rectangle similar to the given one.\ nJoint work with Josh Greene.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/23/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Yaron Ostrover (Tel Aviv University) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201027T170000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201027T180000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/24 DESCRIPTION:Title: On symplectic inner and outer radii of some convex domains\nby Yaron O strover (Tel Aviv University) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAb stract\nSymplectic embedding problems are at the heart of the study of sym plectic topology. In this talk we discuss how to use integrable systems to compute the symplectic inner and outer radii of certain convex domains.\n \nThe talk is based on a joint work with Vinicius Ramos.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/24/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Simon K. Donaldson (Simons Center for Geometry and Physics Stony B rook and Imperial College London) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201215T170000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201215T180000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/25 DESCRIPTION:Title: Co-associative fibrations of $G_{2}$-manifolds and deformations of singula r sets\nby Simon K. Donaldson (Simons Center for Geometry and Physics Stony Brook and Imperial College London) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (I ST)\n\n\nAbstract\nThe first part of the talk will review background mater ial on the differential geometry of $7$-dimensional manifolds with the exc eptional holonomy group $G_{2}$. There are now many thousands of examples of deformation classes of such manifolds and there are good reasons for th inking that many of these have fibrations with general fibre diffeomorphic to a $K3$ surface and some singular fibres: higher dimensional analogues of Lefschetz fibrations in algebraic geometry. In the second part of the t alk we will discuss some questions which arise in the analysis of these fi brations and their "adiabatic limits". The key difficulties involve the si ngular fibres. This brings up a PDE problem\, analogous to a free boundary problem\, and similar problems have arisen in a number of areas of differ ential geometry over the past few years\, such as in Taubes' work on gauge theory. We will outline some techniques for handling these questions.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/25/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Leonor Godinho (Instituto Superior Técnico and CAMGSD) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210309T170000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210309T180000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/26 DESCRIPTION:Title: On the number of fixed points of periodic flows\nby Leonor Godinho (In stituto Superior Técnico and CAMGSD) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST) \n\n\nAbstract\nFinding the minimal number of fixed points of a periodic f low on a compact manifold is\, in general\, an open problem. We will consi der almost complex manifolds and see how one can obtain lower bounds by re trieving information from a special Chern number.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/26/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Paul Biran (ETH Zurich) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210202T170000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210202T180000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/27 DESCRIPTION:Title: Persistence and Triangulation in Lagrangian Topology\nby Paul Biran (E TH Zurich) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAbstract\nBoth triang ulated categories as well as persistence homology play an important role i n symplectic topology. The goal of this talk is to explain how to put the two structures\ntogether\, leading to the notion of a triangulated persist ence category. The guiding principle comes from the theory of Lagrangian c obordism.\n\nThe talk is based on ongoing joint work with Octav Cornea and Jun Zhang.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/27/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Dusa McDuff (Columbia University) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210112T170000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210112T180000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/28 DESCRIPTION:Title: Counting curves and stabilized symplectic embedding conjecture\nby Dus a McDuff (Columbia University) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nA bstract\nThis is a report on joint work with Kyler Siegel that develops ne w ways to count $J$-holomorphic curves in $4$-dimensions\, both in the pro jective plane with multi-branched tangency constraints\, and in noncompact cobordisms between ellipsoids. These curves stabilize\, i.e. if they exis t in a given four dimensional target manifold $X$ they still exist in the product $X \\times {\\mathbb R}^{2k}$. This allows us to establish new cas es of the stabilized embedding conjecture for symplectic embeddings of an ellipsoid into a ball (or ellipsoid).\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/28/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Thibaut Delcroix (Université de Montpellier) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210105T170000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210105T180000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/29 DESCRIPTION:Title: On the Yau-Tian-Donaldson conjecture for spherical varieties\nby Thiba ut Delcroix (Université de Montpellier) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (I ST)\n\n\nAbstract\nI will present how uniform $K-$stability translates int o a convex geometric problem for polarized spherical varieties.\nFrom this \, we will derive a combinatorial sufficient condition of existence of con stant scalar curvature Kahler metrics on smooth singular varieties\, and a complete solution to the Yau-Tian-Donaldson conjecture for cohomogeneity one manifolds.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/29/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Vicente Muñoz (Málaga University) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210209T170000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210209T180000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/30 DESCRIPTION:Title: A Smale-Barden manifold admitting K-contact but not Sasakian structure \nby Vicente Muñoz (Málaga University) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (I ST)\n\n\nAbstract\nSasakian manifolds are odd-dimensional counterparts of Kahler manifolds in even dimensions\, with K-contact manifolds correspondi ng to symplectic manifolds. In this talk\, we give the first example of a simply connected compact 5-manifold (Smale-Barden manifold) which admits a \nK-contact structure but does not admit any Sasakian structure\, settling a long standing question of Boyer and Galicki. \n\nFor this\, we translat e the question about K-contact 5-manifolds to constructing symplectic 4-or bifolds with cyclic singularities containing disjoint symplectic surfaces of positive genus. The question on Sasakian 5-manifolds translates to the existence of algebraic surfaces with\ncyclic singularities containig disjo int complex curves of positive genus. A key step consists on bounding univ ersally the number of singular points of the algebraic surface.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/30/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Emilio Franco (Instituto Superior Técnico and CAMGSD) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201110T170000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201110T180000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/31 DESCRIPTION:Title: Torsion line bundles and branes on the Hitchin system\nby Emilio Franc o (Instituto Superior Técnico and CAMGSD) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAbstract\nThe locus of the Higgs moduli space fixed under tenso rization by a torsion line bundle a key role in the work of Hausel and Tha ddeus on topological mirror symmetry. We shall describe the behavior under mirror symmetry of this fixed locus.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/31/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Jonathan Weitsman (Northeastern University) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210216T170000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210216T180000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/32 DESCRIPTION:by Jonathan Weitsman (Northeastern University) as part of Geom etria em Lisboa (IST)\n\nAbstract: TBA\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/32/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Alexandru Oancea (Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu\, Sorbonne Université) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210223T170000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210223T180000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/33 DESCRIPTION:Title: Duality and coproducts in Rabinowitz-Floer homology\nby Alexandru Oanc ea (Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu\, Sorbonne Université) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\nAbstract: TBA\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/33/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Cristiano Spotti (Aarhus University) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210126T170000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210126T180000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/34 DESCRIPTION:by Cristiano Spotti (Aarhus University) as part of Geometria e m Lisboa (IST)\n\nAbstract: TBA\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/34/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Justin Sawon (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210119T170000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210119T180000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/35 DESCRIPTION:Title: Lagrangian fibrations by Prym varieties\nby Justin Sawon (University o f North Carolina at Chapel Hill) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\ nAbstract\nLagrangian fibrations on holomorphic symplectic manifolds and o rbifolds are higher-dimensional generalizations of elliptic K3 surfaces. T hey are fibrations whose general fibres are abelian varieties that are Lag rangian with respect to the symplectic form. Markushevich and Tikhomirov d escribed the first example whose fibres are Prym varieties\, and their con struction was further developed by Arbarello\, Ferretti\, and Sacca and by Matteini to yield more examples. In this talk we describe the general fra mework\, and consider a new example. We describe its singularities and sho w that it is a 'primitive' symplectic variety. We also construct the dual fibration\, using ideas of Menet. This is joint work with Chen Shen.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/35/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Giulia Saccà (Columbia University) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210316T170000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210316T180000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/36 DESCRIPTION:Title: Compact Hyper-Kählers and Fano Manifolds\nby Giulia Saccà (Columbia University) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAbstract\nProjective hyper-Kähler (HK) manifolds are among the building blocks of projective manifolds with trivial first Chern class. Fano manifolds are projective ma nifolds with positive first Chern class.\n\nDespite the fact that these tw o classes of algebraic varieties are very different (HK manifolds have a h olomorphic symplectic form which governs all of its geometry\, Fano manifo lds have no holomorphic forms) their geometries have some strong ties. For example\, starting from some special Fano manifolds one can sometimes con struct HK manifolds as parameter spaces of objects on the Fano. In this ta lk I will explain this circle of ideas and focus on some recent work explo ring the converse: given a projective HK manifold\, how to recover a Fano manifold from it?\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/36/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Andrew Neitzke (Yale University) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210302T170000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210302T180000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/37 DESCRIPTION:by Andrew Neitzke (Yale University) as part of Geometria em Li sboa (IST)\n\nAbstract: TBA\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/37/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Lorenzo Foscolo (University College London) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210323T170000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210323T180000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/38 DESCRIPTION:Title: Twistor constructions of non-compact hyperkähler manifolds\nby Lorenz o Foscolo (University College London) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST) \n\n\nAbstract\nThe talk is based on joint work with Roger Bielawski about twistor constructions of higher dimensional non-compact hyperkähler mani folds with maximal and submaximal volume growth. In the first part of the talk\, based on arXiv:2012.14895\, I will discuss the case of hyperkähler metrics with maximal volume growth: in the same way that ALE spaces are c losely related to the deformation theory of Kleinian singularities\, we pr oduce large families of hyperkähler metrics asymptotic to cones exploitin g the theory of Poisson deformations of affine symplectic singularities. I n the second part of the talk\, I will report on work in progress about th e construction of hyperkähler metrics generalising to higher dimensions t he geometry of ALF spaces of dihedral type. We produce candidate holomorph ic symplectic manifolds and twistor spaces from Hilbert schemes of hyperto ric manifolds with an action of a Weyl group. The spaces we define are clo sely related to Coulomb branches of 3-dimensional supersymmetric gauge the ories.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/38/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Marco Mazzuchelli (École normale supérieure de Lyon) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210406T160000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210406T170000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/39 DESCRIPTION:Title: What does a Besse contact sphere look like?\nby Marco Mazzuchelli (Éc ole normale supérieure de Lyon) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\ nAbstract\nA closed connected contact manifold is called Besse when all of its Reeb orbits are closed (the terminology comes from Arthur Besse's mon ograph "Manifolds all of whose geodesics are closed"\, which deals indeed with Besse unit tangent bundles). In recent years\, a few intriguing prope rties of Besse contact manifolds have been established: in particular\, th eir spectral and systolic characterizations. In this talk\, I will focus o n Besse contact spheres. In dimension 3\, it turns out that such spheres a re strictly contactomorphic to rational ellipsoids. In higher dimensions\, an analogous result is unknown and seems out of reach. Nevertheless\, I w ill show that at least those contact spheres that are convex still "resemb le" a contact ellipsoid: any stratum of the stratification defined by thei r Reeb flow is an integral homology sphere\, and the sequence of their Eke land-Hofer capacities coincides with the full sequence of action values\, each one repeated according to a suitable multiplicity. This is joint work with Marco Radeschi.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/39/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Brian Collier (University of California Riverside) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210413T160000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210413T170000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/40 DESCRIPTION:Title: Global Slodowy slices for moduli spaces of λ-connections\nby Brian Co llier (University of California Riverside) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAbstract\nThe moduli spaces of Higgs bundles and holomorphic co nnections both have important affine holomorphic Lagrangian subvarieties\, these are the Hitchin section and the space of opers\, respectively. Both of these spaces arise from the same Lie theoretic mechanism\, namely a re gular nilpotent element of a Lie algebra. In this talk we will generalize these parameterizations to other nilpotents. The resulting objects are not related by the nonabelian Hodge correspondence\, but by an operation call ed the conformal limit. Time permitting\, we will also discuss their relat ion to Higher Teichmuller spaces.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/40/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Tomasso Pacini (SNS Pisa) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210420T160000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210420T170000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/41 DESCRIPTION:Title: Minimal Lagrangian submanifolds\, totally real geometry and the anti-canon ical line bundle\nby Tomasso Pacini (SNS Pisa) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\nAbstract: TBA\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/41/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Laura Schaposnik (University of Illinois at Chicago) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210427T160000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210427T170000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/42 DESCRIPTION:Title: On generalized hyperpolygons\nby Laura Schaposnik (University of Illin ois at Chicago) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAbstract\nIn thi s talk we will introduce generalized hyperpolygons\, which arise as Nakaji ma-type representations of a comet-shaped quiver\, following recent work j oint with Steven Rayan. After showing how to identify these representation s with pairs of polygons\, we shall associate to the data an explicit mero morphic Higgs bundle on a\ngenus-g Riemann surface\, where g is the number of loops in the comet. We shall see that\, under certain assumptions on f lag types\, the moduli space of generalized hyperpolygons admits the struc ture of a completely integrable Hamiltonian system.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/42/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Yu-Shen Lin (Boston University) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210504T160000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210504T170000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/43 DESCRIPTION:Title: Correspondence theorem between holomorphic discs and tropical discs on (Lo g)-Calabi-Yau Surfaces\nby Yu-Shen Lin (Boston University) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAbstract\nTropical geometry is a useful too l to study the Gromov-Witten type invariants\, which count the number of h olomorphic curves with incidence conditions. On the other hand\, holomorph ic discs with boundaries on the Lagrangian fibration of a Calabi-Yau manif old plays an important role in the quantum correction of the mirror comple x structure. In this talk\, I will introduce a version of open Gromov-Witt en invariants counting such discs and the corresponding tropical geometry on (log) Calabi-Yau surfaces. Using Lagrangian Floer theory\, we will esta blish the equivalence between the open Gromov-Witten invariants with weigh ted count of tropical discs. In particular\, the correspondence theorem im plies the folklore conjecture that certain open Gromov-Witten invariants c oincide with the log Gromov-Witten invariants with maximal tangency for th e projective plane.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/43/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Marcos Jardim (Campinas State University) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210511T160000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210511T170000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/44 DESCRIPTION:Title: Walls and asymptotics for Bridgeland stability conditions on 3-folds\n by Marcos Jardim (Campinas State University) as part of Geometria em Lisbo a (IST)\n\nAbstract: TBA\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/44/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Carolina Araujo (IMPA) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210601T160000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210601T170000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/45 DESCRIPTION:Title: Higher Fano Manifolds\nby Carolina Araujo (IMPA) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\nAbstract: TBA\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/45/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Camilla Felisetti (Università di Trento) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210518T160000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210518T170000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/46 DESCRIPTION:Title: P=W conjectures for character varieties with a symplectic resolution\n by Camilla Felisetti (Università di Trento) as part of Geometria em Lisbo a (IST)\n\nAbstract: TBA\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/46/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Antoine Song (Princeton) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210615T160000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210615T170000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/47 DESCRIPTION:Title: The essential minimal volume of manifolds\nby Antoine Song (Princeton) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAbstract\nOne way to measure th e complexity of a smooth manifold M is to consider its minimal volume\, de noted by MinVol\, introduced by Gromov\, which is simply defined as the in fimum of the volume among metrics with sectional curvature between -1 and 1. I will introduce a variant of MinVol\, called the essential minimal vol ume\, defined as the infimum of the volume over a closure of the space of metrics with sectional curvature between -1 and 1. I will discuss the main properties of this invariant\, and present estimates for negatively curve d manifolds\, Einstein 4-manifolds and most complex surfaces.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/47/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Yael Karshon (University of Toronto) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210622T160000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210622T170000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/48 DESCRIPTION:Title: Bott canonical basis?\nby Yael Karshon (University of Toronto) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAbstract\nTogether with Jihyeon Jessie Yang\, we are resurrecting an old idea of Raoul Bott for using large torus actions to construct canonical bases for unitary representations of compa ct Lie groups. Our methods are complex analytic\; we apply them to familie s of Bott-Samelson manifolds parametrized by C^n. Our construction require s the vanishing of higher cohomology of sheaves of holomorphic sections of certain line bundles over the total spaces of such families\; this vanish ing is conjectural\, hence the question mark in the title.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/48/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Alberto Abbondandolo (Ruhr-Universität Bochum) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210525T160000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210525T170000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/50 DESCRIPTION:Title: Systolic questions in metric and symplectic geometry\nby Alberto Abbon dandolo (Ruhr-Universität Bochum) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\ nAbstract: TBA\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/50/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Mirko Mauri (Max Planck (Bonn)) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210608T160000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210608T170000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/51 DESCRIPTION:Title: On the geometric P=W conjecture\nby Mirko Mauri (Max Planck (Bonn)) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\nAbstract: TBA\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/51/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Siu-Cheong Lau (Boston University) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210706T160000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210706T170000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/52 DESCRIPTION:Title: Kaehler geometry of quiver moduli in application to machine learning\n by Siu-Cheong Lau (Boston University) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST) \n\n\nAbstract\nNeural network in machine learning has interesting similar ity with quiver representation theory. In this talk\, I will build an alg ebro-geometric formulation of a `computing machine'\, which is well-define d over the moduli space of representations. The main algebraic ingredient is to extend noncommutative geometry of Connes\, Cuntz-Quillen\, Ginzburg to near-rings\, which capture the non-linear activation functions in neur al network. I will also explain a uniformization between spherical\, Eucl idean and hyperbolic moduli of framed quiver representations.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/52/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Olivia Dumitrescu (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210720T160000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210720T170000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/53 DESCRIPTION:Title: On stratifications and moduli\nby Olivia Dumitrescu (University of Nor th Carolina at Chapel Hill) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAbst ract\nThere exist two approaches to the conformal limit mechanism: first w as defined by Gaiotto using Analysis techniques and the method of computin g was first established for the Hitchin Section and Opers in 2016. The sec ond approach to conformal limits as algebraic shifts via extension classes of vector bundles was established by Dumitrescu and Mulase in 2017 for th e lagrangians Hitchin section and opers. In this talk I will report on wor k in progress with Jennifer Brown and Motohico Mulase of the algebraic app roach of conformal limits to a family of Lagrangians covering the Dolbeaul t and the De Rham moduli space of Higgs bundles and irreducible connection s over a curve in rank 2.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/53/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Umberto Hryniewicz (Aachen University) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210727T160000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210727T170000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/54 DESCRIPTION:Title: Contact three-manifolds with exactly two simple Reeb orbits\nby Umbert o Hryniewicz (Aachen University) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\ nAbstract\nThe goal of this talk is to present a complete characterization of Reeb flows on closed 3-manifolds with precisely two periodic orbits. T he main step consists in showing that a contact form with exactly two peri odic Reeb orbits is non-degenerate. The proof combines the ECH volume form ula with a study of the behavior of the ECH index under non-degenerate per turbations of the contact form. As a consequence\, the ambient contact 3-m anifold is a standard lens space\, the contact form is dynamically convex\ , the Reeb flow admits a rational disk-like global surface of section and the dynamics are described by a pseudorotation of the 2-disk. Moreover\, t he periods and rotation numbers of the closed orbits satisfy the same rela tions as (quotients of) irrational ellipsoids\, and in the case of S^3 the transverse knot-type of the periodic orbits is determined. Joint work wit h Cristofaro-Gardiner\, Hutchings and Liu.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/54/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Daniele Alessandrini (Columbia University) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210907T153000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210907T163000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/55 DESCRIPTION:Title: The nilpotent cone in rank one and minimal surfaces\nby Daniele Alessa ndrini (Columbia University) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAbs tract\nI will describe two interesting and closely related moduli spaces: the nilpotent cone in the moduli spaces of Higgs bundles for SL_2(C) and P SL_2(C)\, and the moduli space of equivariant minimal surfaces in the hype rbolic 3-space.\nA deep understanding of these objects is important becaus e of their relations with several fundamental constructions in geometry: s ingular fibers of the Hitchin fibration\, branes\, mirror symmetry\, branc hed hyperbolic structures\, minimal surfaces in hyperbolic 3-manifolds and so on.\n\nA stratification of the nilpotent cone is well known and was re discovered by many people. The closures of the strata are the irreducible components of the nilpotent cone. The talk will focus on describing the in tersections between the different irreducible components.\n\nThis is joint work with Qiongling Li and Andrew Sanders\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/55/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Christine Breiner (Brown University) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210914T150000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210914T160000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/56 DESCRIPTION:Title: Harmonic branched coverings and uniformization of CAT(k) spheres\nby C hristine Breiner (Brown University) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n \n\nAbstract\nConsider a metric space $(S\,d)$ with an upper curvature bou nd in the sense of Alexandrov (i.e.~via triangle comparison). We show that if $(S\,d)$ is homeomorphically equivalent to the $2$-sphere\, then it is conformally equivalent to the $2$-sphere. The method of proof is through harmonic maps\, and we show that the conformal equivalence is achieved by an almost conformal harmonic map. The proof relies on the analysis of the local behavior of harmonic maps between surfaces\, and the key step is to show that an almost conformal harmonic map from a compact surface onto a s urface with an upper curvature bound is a branched covering. This work is joint with Chikako Mese.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/56/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Barbara Fantechi (SISSA) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210928T153000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210928T163000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/57 DESCRIPTION:Title: Smoothability of non normal stable Gorenstein Godeaux surfaces\nby Bar bara Fantechi (SISSA) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAbstract\n This is joint work with Marco Franciosi and Rita Pardini.\n\nGodeaux surfa ces\, with $K^2=1$ and $p_g=q=0$\, are the (complex projective) surfaces o f general type with the smallest possible invariants. A complete classific ation\, i.e. an understanding of their moduli space\, has been an open pro blem for many decades.\n\nThe KSBA (after Kollár\, Sheperd-Barron and Ale xeev) compactification of the moduli includes so called stable surfaces. F ranciosi\, Pardini and Rollenske classified all such surfaces in the bound ary which are Gorenstein (i.e.\, not too singular).\n\nWe prove that most of these surfaces corresponds to a point in the moduli which is nonsingula r of the expected dimension 8. We expect that the methods used (which incl ude classical and recent infinitesimal deformation theory\, as well as alg ebraic stacks and the cotangent complex) can be applied to all cases\, and to more general moduli as well.\n\nThe talk is aimed at a non specialist mathematical audience\, and will focus on the less technical aspects of th e paper.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/57/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Felix Schlenk (Université de Neuchâtel) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20211012T153000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20211012T163000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/58 DESCRIPTION:Title: On the group of symplectomorphisms of starshaped domains\nby Felix Sch lenk (Université de Neuchâtel) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\ nAbstract\nTake a simply connected compact domain $K$ in $\\mathbb R^{2n}$ with smooth boundary. We study the topology of the group $\\mathrm{Symp} (K)$ of those symplectomorphisms of $K$ that are defined on a neighbourhoo d of $K$. A main tool is a Serre fibration $\\mathrm{Symp} (K) \\to \\math rm{SCont} (\\partial K)$ to the group of strict contactomorphisms of the b oundary. The fiber is contractible if $K$ is 4-dimensional and starshaped\ , by Gromov's theorem. The topology (or at least the connectivity) of the group $\\mathrm{SCont} (\\partial K)$ can be understood in many examples. In case this group is connected\, so is $\\mathrm{Symp} (K)$. This has app lications to the problem of understanding the topology of the space of sym plectic embeddings of $K$ into any symplectic manifold. If $\\mathrm{Symp} (K)$ is connected\, then for embeddings that are not related by an ambien t symplectomorphism there is not even an ambient symplectomorphism that ma ps one image to the other. \n\nThe talk is based on work with Joé Brendel and Grisha Mikhalkin.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/58/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Pranav Chakravarthy (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20211102T163000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20211102T173000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/59 DESCRIPTION:Title: Homotopy type of equivariant symplectomorphisms of rational ruled surfaces \nby Pranav Chakravarthy (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) as part of G eometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAbstract\nIn this talk\, we present results on the homotopy type of the group of equivariant symplectomorphisms of $S^ 2 \\times S^2$ and $CP^2$ blown up once\, under the presence of Hamiltonia n group actions of either $S^1$ or finite cyclic groups. For Hamiltonian c ircle actions\, we prove that the centralizers are homotopy equivalent to either a torus or to the homotopy pushout of two tori depending on whether the circle action extends to a single toric action or to exactly two non- equivalent toric actions. We can show that the same holds for the centrali zers of most finite cyclic groups in the Hamiltonian group. Our results re ly on J-holomorphic techniques\, on Delzant's classification of toric acti ons\, on Karshon's classification of Hamiltonian circle actions on 4-manif olds\, and on the Chen-Wilczynski smooth classification of $\\mathbb Z_n$- actions on Hirzebruch surfaces.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/59/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Ciprian Manolescu (Standford University) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20211207T163000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20211207T173000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/61 DESCRIPTION:Title: Khovanov homology and the search for exotic 4-spheres\nby Ciprian Mano lescu (Standford University) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAbs tract\nA well-known strategy to disprove the smooth 4D Poincare conjecture is to find a knot that bounds a disk in a homotopy 4-ball but not in the standard 4-ball. Freedman\, Gompf\, Morrison and Walker suggested that Ras mussen’s invariant from Khovanov homology could be useful for this purpo se. I will describe three recent results about this strategy: that it fail s for Gluck twists (joint work with Marengon\, Sarkar and Willis)\; that a n analogue works for other 4-manifolds (joint work with Marengon and Picci rillo)\; and that 0-surgery homeomorphisms provide a large class of potent ial examples (joint work with Piccirillo).\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/61/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Luca Asselle (Ruhr University Bochum) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20211019T153000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20211019T163000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/62 DESCRIPTION:Title: A Morse complex for the Hamiltonian action in cotangent bundles\nby Lu ca Asselle (Ruhr University Bochum) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n \n\nAbstract\nCritical points having infinite Morse index and co-index are invisible to homotopy theory\, since attaching an infinite dimensional ce ll does not produce any change in the topology of sublevel sets. Therefore \, no classical Morse theory can possibly exist for strongly indefinite fu nctionals (i.e. functionals whose all critical points have infinite Morse index and co-index). In this talk\, we will briefly explain how to instead construct a Morse complex for certain classes of strongly indefinite func tionals on a Hilbert manifold by looking at the intersection between stabl e and unstable manifolds of critical points whose difference of (suitably defined) relative indices is one. As a concrete example\, we will consider the case of the Hamiltonian action functional defined by a smooth time-pe riodic Hamiltonian $H: S^1 \\times T^*Q \\to \\mathbb R$\, where $T^*Q$ is the cotangent bundle of a closed manifold $Q$. As one expects\, in this c ase the resulting Morse homology is isomorphic to the Floer homology of $T ^*Q$\, however the Morse complex approach has several advantages over Floe r homology which will be discussed if time permits. This is joint work wit h Alberto Abbondandolo and Maciej Starostka.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/62/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Ely Kerman (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20211123T163000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20211123T173000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/63 DESCRIPTION:Title: On symplectic capacities and their blind spots\nby Ely Kerman (Univers ity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n \nAbstract\nIn this talk I will discuss a joint work with Yuanpu Liang in which we establish some results concerning the symplectic capacities defin ed by Gutt and Hutchings using $S^1$-equivariant symplectic homology. Our primary result settles a version of the recognition question in the negati ve. We prove that the Gutt-Hutchings capacities\, together with the volume \, do not constitute a complete set of symplectic invariants for star-shap ed (in fact convex) domains with smooth boundary. We also prove that\, eve n for star-shaped domains with smooth boundaries\, these capacities are mu tually independent and are independent from the volume. The constructions that demonstrate these independence properties are not exotic. They are convex and concave toric domains. The new tool used here is a significant simplification of the formulae of Gutt and Hutchings for the capacities o f convex/concave toric domains\, that holds under an additional symmetry a ssumption. This allows us to identify new mutual blind spots of the capaci ties which are then used to construct the desired examples.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/63/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Henrique Bursztyn (IMPA) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20211116T163000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20211116T173000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/64 DESCRIPTION:Title: Revisiting and extending Poisson-Nijenhuis structures\nby Henrique Bur sztyn (IMPA) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAbstract\nPoisson-N ijenhuis structures arise in various settings\, such as the theory of inte grable systems\, Poisson-Lie theory and quantization. By revisiting this notion from a new viewpoint\, I will show how it can be naturally extended to the realm of Dirac structures\, with applications to integration resul ts in (holomorphic) Poisson geometry.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/64/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:André Neves (University of Chicago) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20211026T153000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20211026T163000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/65 DESCRIPTION:Title: Minimal surfaces in hyperbolic manifolds\nby André Neves (University of Chicago) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAbstract\nThe study of geodesics in negatively curved manifolds is a rich subject which has be en at the core of geometry and dynamical systems. Comparatively\, much les s is known about minimal surfaces on those spaces. I will survey some of t he recent progress in that area.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/65/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Carlos Florentino (Faculty of Sciences - University of Lisbon) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20211109T163000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20211109T173000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/66 DESCRIPTION:Title: The geometry of commuting varieties of reductive groups\nby Carlos Flo rentino (Faculty of Sciences - University of Lisbon) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAbstract\nLet $R_r(G)$ be the (connected component of the identity of the) variety of commuting $r$-tuples of elements of a com plex reductive group $G$. We determine the mixed Hodge structure on the co homology of the representation variety $R_r(G)$ and of the character varie ty $R_r(G)/G$\, for general $r$ and $G$. We also obtain explicit formulae (both closed and recursive) for the mixed Hodge polynomials\, Poincaré po lynomials and Euler characteristics of these representation and character varieties. In the character variety case\, this gives the counting polynom ial over finite fields\, and some results also apply to character varietie s of nilpotent groups.\n\nThis is joint work with S. Lawton and J. Silva ( arXiv:2110.07060).\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/66/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Alfonso Zamora (Polytechnic University of Madrid) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20211130T163000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20211130T173000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/67 DESCRIPTION:Title: E-polynomials and geometry of character varieties\nby Alfonso Zamora ( Polytechnic University of Madrid) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n Abstract: TBA\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/67/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Hossein Movasati (IMPA) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220118T163000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220118T173000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/68 DESCRIPTION:Title: A quest for new theories of automorphic forms: Gauss-Manin connection in d isguise\nby Hossein Movasati (IMPA) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IS T)\n\n\nAbstract\nIn this talk I will consider a moduli space of projectiv e varieties enhanced with a certain frame of its cohomology bundle. In man y examples such as elliptic curves\, abelian varieties and Calabi-Yau vari eties\, and conjecturally in general\, this moduli space is a quasi-affine variety. There are certain vector fields on this moduli which are algebra ic incarnation of differential equations of automorphic forms. Using these vector fields one can construct foliations with algebraic leaves related to Hodge loci. The talk is based on my book "Modular and Automorphic Forms & Beyond\, Monographs in Number Theory\, World Scientific (2021)" in whic h the Tupi name ibiporanga (pretty land) for such a moduli space is sugges ted.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/68/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Lars Sketnan (University of Gothenburg) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220111T163000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220111T173000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/69 DESCRIPTION:Title: Blowing up extremal Kähler manifolds\nby Lars Sketnan (University of Gothenburg) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAbstract\nExtremal K ähler metrics were introduced by Calabi in the 80’s as a type of canoni cal Kähler metric on a Kähler manifold\, and are a generalisation of con stant scalar curvature Kähler metrics in the case when the manifold admit s automorphisms. A natural question is when the blowup of a manifold in a point admits an extremal Kähler metric. We completely settle the question in terms of a finite dimensional moment map/GIT condition\, generalising work of Arezzo-Pacard\, Arezzo-Pacard-Singer and Székelyhidi. Our methods also allow us to deal with a certain semistable case that has not been co nsidered before\, where the original manifold does not admit an extremal m etric\, but is infinitesimally close to doing so. As a consequence of this \, we solve the first non-trivial special case of a conjecture of Donaldso n. This is joint work with Ruadhaí Dervan.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/69/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Eva Miranda (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20211221T163000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20211221T173000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/70 DESCRIPTION:Title: Looking at the Euler flows through a contact mirror\nby Eva Miranda (U niversitat Politècnica de Catalunya) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST) \n\n\nAbstract\nThe dynamics of an inviscid and incompressible fluid flow on a Riemannian manifold is governed by the Euler equations. Recently\, Ta o [6\, 7\, 8] launched a programme to address the global existence problem for the Euler and Navier-Stokes equations based on the concept of univers ality. Inspired by this proposal\, we show that the stationary Euler equat ions exhibit several universality features\, in the sense that\, any non-a utonomous flow on a compact manifold can be extended to a smooth stationar y solution of the Euler equations on some Riemannian manifold of possibly higher dimension [1].\n\nA key point in the proof is looking at the h-prin ciple in contact geometry through a contact mirror\, unveiled by Etnyre an d Ghrist in [4] more than two decades ago. We end this talk addressing a q uestion raised by Moore in [5] : “Is hydrodynamics capable of performing computations?”. The universality result above yields the Turing complet eness of the steady Euler flows on a 17-dimensional sphere. Can this resul t be improved? In [2] we construct a Turing complete steady Euler flow in dimension 3. Time permitting\, we discuss this and other generalizations f or t-dependent Euler flows contained in [3].\n\nIn all the constructions a bove\, the metric is seen as an additional "variable" and thus the method of proof does not work if the metric is prescribed.\n\nIs it still possibl e to construct a Turing complete Euler flow on a 3-dimensional space with the standard metric? Yes\, see our recent preprint https://arxiv.org/abs/2 111.03559 (joint with Cardona and Peralta).\n\nThis talk is based on sever al joint works with Cardona\, Peralta-Salas and Presas.\n\n[1] R. Cardona\ , E. Miranda\, D. Peralta-Salas\, F. Presas. Universality of Euler flows a nd flexibility of Reeb embeddings\, arXiv:1911.01963.\n\n[2] R. Cardona\, E. Miranda\, D. Peralta-Salas\, F. Presas. Constructing Turing complete Eu ler flows in dimension 3. PNAS May 11\, 2021 118 (19) e2026818118\; https: //doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2026818118.\n\n[3] R. Cardona\, E. Miranda and D. P eralta-Salas\, Turing universality of the incompressible Euler equations a nd a conjecture of Moore\, International Mathematics Research Notices\, rn ab233\, https://doi.org/10.1093/imrn/rnab233\n\n[4] J. Etnyre\, R. Ghrist. Contact topology and hydrodynamics I. Beltrami fields and the Seifert con jecture. Nonlinearity 13 (2000) 441–458.\n\n[5] C. Moore. Generalized sh ifts: unpredictability and undecidability in dynamical systems. Nonlineari ty 4 (1991) 199–230.\n\n[6] T. Tao. On the universality of potential wel l dynamics. Dyn. PDE 14 (2017) 219–238.\n\n[7] T. Tao. On the universali ty of the incompressible Euler equation on compact manifolds. Discrete Con t. Dyn. Sys. A 38 (2018) 1553–1565.\n\n[8] T. Tao. Searching for singula rities in the Navier-Stokes equations. Nature Rev. Phys. 1 (2019) 418–41 9.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/70/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Jonny Evans (University of Lancaster) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220208T163000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220208T173000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/71 DESCRIPTION:Title: Symplectic cohomology of compound Du Val singularities\nby Jonny Evans (University of Lancaster) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAbstr act\n(Joint with Y. Lekili) If someone gives you a variety with a singular point\, you can try and get some understanding of what the singularity lo oks like by taking its “link”\, that is you take the boundary of a nei ghbourhood of the singular point. For example\, the link of the complex pl ane curve with a cusp y^2 = x^3 is a trefoil knot in the 3-sphere. I want to talk about the links of a class of 3-fold singularities which come up i n Mori theory: the compound Du Val (cDV) singularities. These links are 5- dimensional manifolds. It turns out that many cDV singularities have the s ame 5-manifold as their link\, and to tell them apart you need to keep tra ck of some extra structure (a contact structure). We use symplectic cohomo logy to distinguish the contact structures on many of these links.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/71/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Johannes Horn (Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220201T163000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220201T173000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/72 DESCRIPTION:Title: Resolving the rank 2 Hitchin system by compactified Jacobians of semi-stab le curves\nby Johannes Horn (Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität in Fr ankfurt) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAbstract\n(joint work w ith M. Möller) The complexity of singular fibers of the Hitchin system st ems from the variety of singularities of the spectral curve. In this talk I will explain how to modify the rank 2 Hitchin base\, such that the famil y of spectral curves can be resolved to a family of semi-stable nodal curv es. This allows to extend the Hitchin system to the singular locus of the modified Hitchin base by well-understood compactified Jacobians of semi-st able curves\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/72/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Giancarlo Urzua (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220125T163000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220125T173000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/74 DESCRIPTION:Title: What is the right combinatorics for spheres in K3 surfaces?\nby Gianca rlo Urzua (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAbstract\nTogether with Javier Reyes\, in https://ar xiv.org/abs/2110.10629 we have been able to construct compact 4-manifolds $3\\mathbb{CP}^2\\#(19-K^2)\\overline{\\mathbb{CP}}^2$ with complex struct ures for $K^2=1\,2\,3\,4\,5\,6\,7\,8\,9$. The cases $K^2=7\,9$ are complet ely new in the literature\, and this finishes with the whole range allowed by the technique of Q-Gorenstein smoothing (rational blow-down). But one can go further: Is it possible to find minimal exotic $3\\mathbb{CP}^2\\#( 19-K^2)\\overline{\\mathbb{CP}}^2$ for $K^2\\geq10$? Here it would be much harder to prove the existence of complex structures\, but\, as a motivati on\, there is not even one example for $K^2 > 15$\, and very few for $10 \ \leq K^2 \\leq 15$ (see e.g. works by Akhmedov\, Park\, Baykur). In this t alk I will explain the constructions in connection with the geography of s pheres arrangements in $K3$ surfaces\, where the question of the title ari ses. We do not have an answer. So far we have been implementing what we kn ow in computer searches\, finding these very rare exotic surfaces for $K^2 =10\,11\,12$. This is a new and huge world which promises more findings\, we have explored very little.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/74/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Louis Ioos (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics (Bonn)) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220222T163000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220222T173000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/75 DESCRIPTION:Title: Berezin-Toeplitz quantization in the Yau-Tian-Donaldson program\nby Lo uis Ioos (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics (Bonn)) as part of Geometri a em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAbstract\nA celebrated conjecture of Yau states tha t the existence of a Kähler metric of constant scalar curvature on a proj ective manifold should be equivalent to a purely algebraic stability condi tion. Much progress have been done on this conjecture\, which culminated i n what is now called the Yau-Tian-Donaldson program. In this talk\, I will explain the key role played by quantization methods in this program\, and how they can be improved by a semiclassical study of the quantum noise of Berezin-Toeplitz quantization.\nThis is partly based on joint works in co llaboration with Victoria Kaminker\, Leonid Polterovich and Dor Shmoish.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/75/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Richard Hind (University of Notre Dame) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220215T163000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220215T173000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/76 DESCRIPTION:Title: The Gromov width of Lagrangian complements\nby Richard Hind (Universit y of Notre Dame) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAbstract\nQuest ions can be motivated from dynamical systems about the size of complements of a disjoint collection of Lagrangian tori in a symplectic manifold. We will discuss the simplest case\, namely the complement of the integral pro duct Lagrangians\, $L(k\,l)$ with $k\,l \\in \\mathbb{N}$\, inside $\\math bb{C}^2$. Here $L(k\,l) = \\{ |z_1| = k\, |z_2|=l \\}$. We will make some computations of the Gromov width and then describe joint work with Ely Ker man on the existence of Lagrangian tori in the complement.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/76/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Joel Fine (Université Libre de Bruxelles) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220315T163000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220315T173000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/77 DESCRIPTION:by Joel Fine (Université Libre de Bruxelles) as part of Geome tria em Lisboa (IST)\n\nAbstract: TBA\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/77/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Ana Peón-Nieto (University of Birmingham) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220308T160000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220308T170000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/78 DESCRIPTION:Title: Higher wobbly bundles\nby Ana Peón-Nieto (University of Birmingham) a s part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAbstract\nWobbly bundles are the complement to very stable bundles\, a dense open set of the moduli space o f vector bundles. This notion was generalised to arbitrary fixed points of the C* action on the moduli space of Higgs bundles by Hausel and Hitchin. In this talk\, after introducing the meaningful notions and motivating th em\, I will analyse the geometry of higher wobbly components in rank three . In particular\, I will focus on an extension of Drinfeld's conjecture ab out pure codimensionality of the wobbly locus\, as well as the relation wi th real forms. This is joint work with Pauly.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/78/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Christian Pauly (Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220405T150000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220405T160000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/79 DESCRIPTION:Title: On very stable bundles\nby Christian Pauly (Université de Nice Sophia -Antipolis) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAbstract\nA very sta ble vector bundle over a curve is a vector bundle having no non-zero nilpo tent Higgs fields. They were introduced by Drinfeld and studied by Laumon in connection with the nilpotent cone of the Hitchin system. According to Drinfeld non-very stable bundles\, also called wobbly bundles\, form a div isor in the moduli space of vector bundles. In this talk I will try to exp lain the motivations for studying the properties of wobbly divisors\, with a special focus on the rank-2 (joint work with S. Pal) and rank-3 case (j oint work with A. Peon-Nieto).\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/79/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Michael R. Douglas (Simons Center for Geometry and Physics) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220412T150000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220412T160000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/80 DESCRIPTION:Title: Holomorphic feedforward networks\nby Michael R. Douglas (Simons Center for Geometry and Physics) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAbstr act\nA very popular model in machine learning is the feedforward neural ne twork (FFN). After a brief introduction to machine learning\, we describe FFNs which represent sections of holomorphic line bundles on complex manif olds\, and software which uses them to get numerical approximations to Ric ci flat Kähler metrics.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/80/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Yang Zhou (Shanghai Center for Mathematical Sciences\, Fudan Unive rsity) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220322T100000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220322T110000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/81 DESCRIPTION:Title: Quasimap wall-crossing in enumerative geometry\nby Yang Zhou (Shanghai Center for Mathematical Sciences\, Fudan University) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAbstract\nThe theory of Gromov-Witten invariants is a curve counting theory defined by integration on the moduli of stable map s. Varying the stability condition gives alternative compactifications of the moduli space and defines similar invariants. One example is epsilon-st able quasimaps\, defined for a large class of GIT quotients. When epsilon tends to infinity\, one recovers Gromov-Witten invariants. When epsilon te nds to zero\, the invariants are closely related to the B-model in physics . The space of epsilon's has a wall-and-chamber structure. In this talk\, I will explain how wall-crossing helps to compute the Gromov-Witten invari ants and sketch a proof of the wall-crossing formula.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/81/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Jun Li (University of Michigan-Ann Arbor) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220329T150000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220329T160000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/82 DESCRIPTION:Title: Stability and isotopy of symplectomorphism groups of ruled surfaces\nb y Jun Li (University of Michigan-Ann Arbor) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAbstract\nThe symplectomorphism groups $Symp(M\, \\omega)$ of ruled surfaces have been started by Gromov\, McDuff\, and Abreu\, etc\, us ing J-holomorphic techniques. For rational ruled surfaces\, the topologica l structure of $Symp(M\, \\omega)$ is better understood\, while for irrati onal cases our only knowledge is for minimal ruled surfaces. In this talk\ , we apply the J-inflation techniques of Anjos-Li-Li-Pinsonnault to irrati onal non-minimal ruled surfaces and prove a stability result for $Symp(M\, \\omega)$. As an application\, we find symplectic mapping classes that ar e smoothly but not symplectically isotopic to identity. The talk is based on joint works with Olguta Buse.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/82/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Miguel Abreu (Instituto Superior Técnico - University of Lisbon) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220510T150000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220510T160000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/83 DESCRIPTION:Title: Contact invariants of Q-Gorenstein toric contact manifolds and the Ehrhart (quasi-) polynomials of their toric diagrams\nby Miguel Abreu (Instit uto Superior Técnico - University of Lisbon) as part of Geometria em Lisb oa (IST)\n\n\nAbstract\nQ-Gorenstein toric contact manifolds provide an in teresting class of examples of contact manifolds with torsion first Chern class. They are completely determined by certain rational convex polytopes \, called toric diagrams. The main goal of this talk is to describe how th e cylindrical contact homology invariants of a Q-Gorenstein toric contact manifold are related to the Ehrhart (quasi-)polynomial of its toric diagra m. This is part of joint work with Leonardo Macarini and Miguel Moreira (a rXiv:2202.00442).\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/83/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Vincent Humilière (Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu - Paris Rive Gauche) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220517T150000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220517T160000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/84 DESCRIPTION:Title: Groups of area preserving homeomorphisms and their simplicity\nby Vinc ent Humilière (Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu - Paris Rive Gauche) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAbstract\nAlbert Fathi proved i n the late 70's that the group of volume preserving homeomorphisms of the n-sphere is simple for n at least 3\, but the case of the 2-sphere remaine d open until recently. In this talk\, I will present results obtained in s everal works with Dan Cristofaro-Gardiner\, Cheuk-Yu Mak\, Sobhan Seyfaddi ni and Ivan Smith on the structure of the group of area preserving homeomo rphisms of surfaces\, which include in particular a solution of this probl em. Even if the considered objects are not smooth (they are just homeomorp hisms)\, the tools we use come from symplectic topology.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/84/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Miguel Pereira (University of Augsburg) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220419T150000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220419T160000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/85 DESCRIPTION:Title: The Lagrangian capacity of toric domains\nby Miguel Pereira (Universit y of Augsburg) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAbstract\nA sympl ectic capacity is a functor that to each symplectic manifold (possibly in a restricted subclass) assigns a nonnegative number. The Lagrangian capaci ty is an example of such an object. In this talk\, I will state a conjectu re concerning the Lagrangian capacity of a toric domain. Then\, I will pre sent two results concerning this conjecture. First\, I will explain a proo f of the conjecture in the case where the toric domain is convex and 4-dim ensional. This proof makes use of the Gutt-Hutchings capacities as well as the McDuff-Siegel capacities. Second\, I will explain a proof of the conj ecture in full generality\, but assuming the existence of a suitable virtu al perturbation scheme which defines the curve counts of linearized contac t homology. This second proof makes use of Siegel's higher symplectic capa cities.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/85/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Lucas Ambrozio (IMPA) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220426T150000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220426T160000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/86 DESCRIPTION:Title: Analogues of Zoll surfaces in minimal surface theory\nby Lucas Ambrozi o (IMPA) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n\nAbstract\nA Riemannian metric on a closed manifold is called Zoll when all of its geodesics are c losed and have the same period. An infinite dimensional family of Zoll met rics on the two-dimensional sphere were constructed by Otto Zoll in the be ginning of 1900's\, but many questions about them remain unanswered. In th is talk\, I will explain my motivation to look for higher dimensional anal ogues of Zoll metrics\, where closed geodesics are replaced by embedded mi nimal spheres of codimension one. Then\, I will discuss some recent result s about the construction and geometric understanding of these new geometri es. This is a joint project with F. Marques (Princeton) and A. Neves (UChi cago).\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/86/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Gleb Smirnov (University of Geneve) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220524T150000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220524T160000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/87 DESCRIPTION:Title: Symplectic mapping class groups of K3 surfaces and gauge theory\nby Gl eb Smirnov (University of Geneve) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\n \nAbstract\nWe will discuss a simple proof that the symplectic mapping cla ss groups of many K3s are infinitely generated\, extending a recent result of Sheridan and Smith. The argument will be based on some basic family Se iberg-Witten theory and algebraic geometry.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/87/ END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Vinicius Ramos (Instituto de Matemática Pura e Aplicada) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220607T150000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220607T160000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/88 DESCRIPTION:Title: The Toda lattice and the Viterbo conjecture\nby Vinicius Ramos (Instit uto de Matemática Pura e Aplicada) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n \nInteractive livestream: https://videoconf-colibri.zoom.us/j/85423631261\ n\nAbstract\nThe Toda lattice is one of the earliest examples of non-linea r completely integrable systems. Under a large deformation\, the Hamiltoni an flow can be seen to converge to a billiard flow in a simplex. In the 19 70s\, action-angle coordinates were computed for the standard system using a non-canonical transformation and some spectral theory. In this talk\, I will explain how to adapt these coordinates to the situation to a large d eformation and how this leads to new examples of symplectomorphisms of Lag rangian products with toric domains. In particular\, we find a sequence of Lagrangian products whose symplectic systolic ratio is one and we prove t hat they are symplectomorphic to balls. This is joint work with Y. Ostrove r and D. Sepe.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/88/ URL:https://videoconf-colibri.zoom.us/j/85423631261 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Michael Albanese (Université du Québec à Montréal) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220614T150000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220614T160000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/89 DESCRIPTION:Title: The Yamabe Invariant of Complex Surfaces\nby Michael Albanese (Univers ité du Québec à Montréal) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\nInte ractive livestream: https://videoconf-colibri.zoom.us/j/85423631261\n\nAbs tract\nThe Yamabe invariant is a real-valued diffeomorphism invariant comi ng from Riemannian geometry. Using Seiberg-Witten theory\, LeBrun showed t hat the sign of the Yamabe invariant of a Kähler surface is determined by its Kodaira dimension. We consider the extent to which this remains true when the Kähler hypothesis is removed. This is joint work with Claude LeB run.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/89/ URL:https://videoconf-colibri.zoom.us/j/85423631261 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Aleksandar Milivojevic (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics - Bon n) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220621T150000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220621T160000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/90 DESCRIPTION:by Aleksandar Milivojevic (Max Planck Institute for Mathematic s - Bonn) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\nInteractive livestream: https://videoconf-colibri.zoom.us/j/85423631261\nAbstract: TBA\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/90/ URL:https://videoconf-colibri.zoom.us/j/85423631261 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Bruno de Oliveira (University of Miami) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220705T150000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220705T160000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/91 DESCRIPTION:by Bruno de Oliveira (University of Miami) as part of Geometri a em Lisboa (IST)\n\nInteractive livestream: https://videoconf-colibri.zoo m.us/j/85423631261\nAbstract: TBA\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/91/ URL:https://videoconf-colibri.zoom.us/j/85423631261 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Alexander Givental (University of Berkeley) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220916T150000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220916T160000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/92 DESCRIPTION:Title: K-theoretic Gromov-Witten invariants and their adelic characterization \nby Alexander Givental (University of Berkeley) as part of Geometria em L isboa (IST)\n\nInteractive livestream: https://videoconf-colibri.zoom.us/j /85423631261\n\nAbstract\nGromov-Witten invariants of a given Kahler targe t space are defined as suitable intersection numbers in moduli spaces of s table maps of complex curves into the target space. Their K-theoretic anal ogues are defined as holomorphic Euler characteristics of suitable vector bundles over these moduli spaces.\nWe will describe how the Kawasaki-Riema nn-Roch theorem expressing holomorphic Euler characteristics in cohomologi cal terms leads to the adelic formulas for generating functions encoding K -theoretic Gromov-Witten invariants.\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/92/ URL:https://videoconf-colibri.zoom.us/j/85423631261 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:Inder Kaur (Goethe University Frankfurt am Main) DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220531T150000Z DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220531T160000Z DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220528T062946Z UID:Geolis/93 DESCRIPTION:by Inder Kaur (Goethe University Frankfurt am Main) as part of Geometria em Lisboa (IST)\n\nInteractive livestream: https://videoconf-co libri.zoom.us/j/85423631261\nAbstract: TBA\n LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/Geolis/93/ URL:https://videoconf-colibri.zoom.us/j/85423631261 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR