UCL Junior Geometry Seminar

 

We are a group of students at UCL (and also Imperial, KCL, and Cambridge) who gather around usually at 5pm on Tuesdays at Room B1.06, Cruciform at UCL to have a friendly seminar in which we learn various aspects of Geometry and improve our presentation skills. Anyone interested in our seminar is welcome to join, irrespective of background (indeed we do vary a lot in background). Please send an email to Tobias (tobias.sodoge.13_AT_ucl.ac.uk) to be on our email list, if you'd like to join us.

 

Upcoming talks:

Speaker: Yoshi Hashimoto,

Time: 5pm, Tuesday 21/Oct/2014,

Venue: B1.06, Cruciform, UCL

Title: Reading Session on the characteristic classes 2.

Abstract: We begin the reading session by a short talk on the basics of Chern-Weil theory, which is a differential-geometric theory of writing the de Rham representative of characteristic classes in terms of the curvature. This will be followed by a discussion, in which we ask questions, discuss specific examples, talk about the applications of the theory, etc. They may come from the problem sheet.

References: Milnor-Stasheff's Characteristic Classes, textbook of Robbin-Salamon, textbook of Kobayashi, notes typeset by the speaker some years ago for a different purpose.

 

Tuesday 4/Nov/2014 - no seminar on the 4th of November due to the reading week at UCL.

 

Warning: due to the room availability, we will have to move to the room B3.01 in Cruciform from 11/Nov onwards.

 

Speaker: Tobias Sodoge,

Time: 5pm, Tuesday 11/Nov/2014,

Venue: B3.01, Cruciform, UCL

Title: Introduction to symplectic topology (provisional) .

 

Speaker: Lars Sektnan,

Time: 5pm, Tuesday 2/Dec/2014,

Venue: B3.01, Cruciform, UCL

Title: TBA.

 

 

Past talks:

Speaker: Yoshi Hashimoto,

Time: 5pm, Tuesday 14/Oct/2014,

Venue: B1.06, Cruciform, UCL

Title: Reading Session on the characteristic classes 1.

Abstract: We begin the reading session by a short talk on the basics of Chern classes, with a focus on the splitting principle and Hirzebruch-Riemann-Roch theorem. This will be followed by a discussion, in which we ask questions, discuss specific examples, talk about the applications of the theory, etc.

References: Milnor-Stasheff's Characteristic Classes, Chapter IV of Bott-Tu's textbook.

 

Seminar archive: 2012-2013, 2013-2014.

 

Members: Senja Barthel, Thomas Begley, Grego Benincasa, Bjorn Berntson, Michael Betancourt, Sam Brown, Alex Cioba, Martin de Borbon, Fyodor Gainullin, Yoshi Hashimoto, Thomas Hockenhull, Julian Hodgeson, Maryam Anabelle Santiago Jamil, Elana Kalashnikov, Niko Laaksonen, Sam Livingstone, Marco Marengon, Kim Moore, Agustin Moreno, Jamil Nadim, Navid Nabijou, Raul Sanchez Galan, Tobias Sodoge, Chris Sutton, Apimook Watcharangkool.

Following more senior members kindly support the Seminar: Dr Jacqui Espina, Dr Jonny Evans, Dr Jason Lotay, Dr Oldrich Spacil.

 

Added: This website is maintained by Yoshi Hashimoto. I welcome your comments and suggestions for our website, particularly at this formative stage. Please send them to yoshinori.hashimoto.12_AT_ucl.ac.uk.