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CMSA Math Science Literature Lecture Series

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September 28, 2020      12:30 pm
Speaker: Michael Freedman - Microsoft - Station Q

TITLE: A personal story of the 4D Poincare conjecture. ABSTRACT: The proof of PC4 involved the convergence of several historical streams.  To get started: high dimensional manifold topology (Smale), a new...
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September 28, 2020      9:00 am
Speaker: Harry Shum - Tsinghua University

TITLE: From Deep Learning to Deep Understanding ABSTRACT: In this talk I will discuss a couple of research directions for robust AI beyond deep neural networks. The first is the need...
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Algebraic Braids and Transcendental Retractions

HARVARD-MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY

September 29, 2020      3:00 pm
Speaker: Minh-Tam Trinh - MIT

If a complex, integral, projective curve C has only planar singularities, then its Jacobian admits a natural compactification with interesting topology. Work of Oblomkov, Shende, and others suggests the existence...
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September 30, 2020      12:00 pm
Speaker: Ralph Cohen - Stanford University

TITLE: Immersions of manifolds and homotopy theory ABSTRACT: The interface between the study of the topology of differentiable manifolds and algebraic topology has been one of the richest areas of work...
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CMSA Math Science Literature Lecture Series

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September 30, 2020      9:00 am
Speaker: Claire Voisin - Collège de France

TITLE: Hodge structures and the topology of algebraic varieties ABSTRACT: We review the major progress made since the 50’s in our understanding of the topology of complex algebraic varieties. Most of...
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CMSA Math Science Literature Lecture Series

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October 2, 2020      10:45 am
Speaker: Vyacheslav Shokurov - Johns Hopkins University

TITLE: Birational geometry ABSTRACT: About main achievements in birational geometry during the last fifty years. Written articles will accompany each lecture in this series and be available as part of the...
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CMSA Math Science Literature Lecture Series

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October 5, 2020      8:00 pm
Speaker: Yujiro Kawamata - University of Tokyo

TITLE: Kunihiko Kodaira and complex manifolds. ABSTRACT: Kodaira’s motivation was to generalize the theory of Riemann surfaces in Weyl’s book to higher dimensions.  After quickly recalling the chronology of Kodaira, I will...
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CMSA Math Science Literature Lecture Series

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November 16, 2020      10:00 am
Speaker: Andrei Okounkov - Columbia University

TITLE: TBA ABSTRACT: TBA Written articles will accompany each lecture in this series and be available as part of the publication “History and Literature of Mathematical Science.” For more information, please...
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