Meeting Time: Friday, 3:005:00 p.m.  Location: 2135
Contact: Pavel Etingof and Victor Kac
Zoom Link: https://mit.zoom.us/j/93574730255
Meeting ID
944 6977 1032
For the Passcode, please contact Pavel Etingof at etingof@math.mit.edu.
Date and Time  Speaker  

September 6  Albert Schwarz (University of California, Davis) 
Geometric approach to quantum mechanics and quantum field theory In the geometric approach to quantum theory that I suggested several years ago we take as a starting point the set of states. This viewpoint is more general than the standard approach where the states are considered as density matrices and the algebraic approach where the states are identified with positive functionals on an associative algebra with involution. A large class of examples including conventional quantum mechanics can be constructed from classical theory where our devices can measure only a part of observables. Zoom Recording (Kerberos Required) 
Sept 13  Andrey Smirnov (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) 
Frobenius intertwiners for qdifference equations The quantum difference equations are Ktheoretic analogs of Dubrovin connection in quantum cohomology.
In my talk I show that over $p$adic fields the quantum difference equations of Nakajima quiver varieties are equipped with the Frobenius automorphism $z\to z^p$. 
Sept 20  Student holiday  
Sept 27  Alexander Goncharov (Yale University) 

Oct 4  Vasily Krylov (Harvard) Hunter Dinkins (MIT) 

Oct 11  
Oct 18  Retreat  
Oct 25  Andrei Ionov (Boston College) 

Nov 1  Vera Serganova (University of California, Berkeley) 

Nov 8  Eric Opdam (University of Amsterdam) 

Nov 15  Yakov Varshavsky (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) 

Nov 22  Nathan Haouzi (Institute for Advanced Study) 

Nov 29  Thanksgiving  
Dec 6 