The Valley Geometry Seminar


September 5 Organizational meeting
September 12 Eyal Markman (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) Modular Galois covers associated to symplectic resolutions of singularities
September 19 David Cox (Amherst College) Tate Resolutions and Weyman Complexes
September 26 Peter Dalakov (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) Non-Abelian Hodge theory and (a touch of) geometric Langlands
October 3 Peter Dalakov (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) Opers and the Hitchin section
October 10 Anthony Bak (Mount Holyoke College) Building Bundles with Specified Chern Classes on Abelian Surface Fibered Calabi-Yau's
October 17 David Speyer (Massachusetts Institute of Technoloy) Positroid Varieties -- a Beautiful Stratification of the Grassmannian
October 24 David Cox (Amherst College) Tate Resolutions and Weyman Complexes II
October 31 No talk scheduled.
November 7 Jessica Sidman (Mount Holyoke College) Syzygies of the secant varieties of curves
November 14 Sonja Mapes (Columbia University) LCM lattices and cellular resolutions of monomial ideals
November 21 Constance Leidy (Wesleyan University) The complexity of the structure of the knot concordance group
December 5 Sukhendu Mehrotra (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) Derived Categories of Cubic Threefolds


The Valley Geometry Seminar meets Friday afternoons in 1634 LGRT at the University of Massachusetts. It is a five-college seminar (Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and the University of Massachusetts). The seminar generally is 4:00-5:00 PM with refreshments at 3:45.

The topics include geometry in all its various forms (algebraic and differential geometry, geometric representation theory, topology, combinatorics, symbolic computation, commutative algebra, applications to and from physics, etc.) as well as other topics. The talks are intended for a general audience with geometric interests of some form or other.

The webpage is maintained by Jessica Sidman (email: jsidman at mtholyoke dot edu). Information about past seminars.