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Quasimodular forms from Betti numbers


April 6, 2021      8:00 am
Speaker: Pierrick Bousseau - ETH

This talk will be about refined curve counting on local P^2, the noncompact Calabi-Yau 3-fold total space of the canonical line bundle of the projective plane. I will explain how...
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Loop-erased random walk—a random fractal


April 1, 2021      4:30 pm
Speaker: Greg Lawler - University of Chicago

Many models in equilibrium statistical physics produce random fractal curves “at criticality.”  I will discuss one particular model, the loop-erased random walk, which is closely related to uniform spanning trees...
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