Planned seminars

Europe/Lisbon
Room P3.10, Mathematics Building Instituto Superior Técnicohttps://tecnico.ulisboa.pt

Michael Albanese

Michael Albanese, Université du Québec à Montréal

The Yamabe invariant is a real-valued diffeomorphism invariant coming from Riemannian geometry. Using Seiberg-Witten theory, LeBrun showed that the sign of the Yamabe invariant of a Kähler surface is determined by its Kodaira dimension. We consider the extent to which this remains true when the Kähler hypothesis is removed. This is joint work with Claude LeBrun.

Europe/Lisbon
Room P3.10, Mathematics Building Instituto Superior Técnicohttps://tecnico.ulisboa.pt

Alexander Givental

Alexander Givental, University of Berkeley

Gromov-Witten invariants of a given Kahler target space are defined as suitable intersection numbers in moduli spaces of stable maps of complex curves into the target space. Their K-theoretic analogues are defined as holomorphic Euler characteristics of suitable vector bundles over these moduli spaces.

We will describe how the Kawasaki-Riemann-Roch theorem expressing holomorphic Euler characteristics in cohomological terms leads to the adelic formulas for generating functions encoding K-theoretic Gromov-Witten invariants.