|16:00 – 18:00||A. Efimov|
|18:00 – 18:15||Coffee break|
|18:15 – 19:20||Discussions|
|14:00 – 16:00||S. Gukov|
|16:00 – 16:15||Coffee break|
|16:15 – 17:20||Discussions|
Title: Homological mirror symmetry for Riemann surfaces
Abstract: I will tell about some special cases when the HMS conjecture is established: compact Riemann surfaces of genus g > 2 (the speaker) and 2-dimensional sphere minus n > 2 points (the speaker joint with M. Abouzaid, D. Auroux, L. Katzarkov and D. Orlov). In both cases the Riemann surface plays the role of a symplectic manifold, and the mirror symmetric object is a 3-dimensional Landau-Ginzburg model, i.e. a 3-dimensional complex algebraic variety with a regular function.
Title: Vertex Algebras and 4-manifolds
Abstract: The main goal of this lecture will be to point out a new and unexplored correspondence between smooth 4-manifolds and vertex operator algebras. I will start with a brief introduction to 4-manifold invariants and then explain how VOAs can help us classify smooth 4-manifolds, and how this correspondence leads to new predictions about the structural properties even in the case of traditional invariants, such as Donaldson invariants or Seiberg-Witten invariants.