Manchester Geometry Seminar 2005/2006.
Semester 1
Time: Thursdays 4pm
Location: Room M12, MSS building. School of Mathematics, Sackville Street, University of Manchester, Manchester M60 1QD.
See directions on the MIMS (Manchester Institute of Mathematical Sciences) page.
There is an accompanying postgraduate seminar: Geometry and Mathematical Physics
Notice also: Buchstaber's lectures
We meet about 3.45 to collect tea, then take it to the seminar room, where there will be biscuits. Each lecture begins at 4pm. Visit the main page to find more information about the seminar, in particular, programmes of talks for previous years.
 Monday September 12. Extraordinary session
Prof. Yoshiaki Maeda, (Keio University): Deformation quantization and gerbes

September 29:
Dr Malkhaz Bakuradze, (Razmadze Mathematical Institute): Morava Ktheory of some finite groups
 October 6:
Prof. Alexander Mikhailov, (University of Leeds): Reduction groups and automorphic Lie algebras
 October 13:
Dr Vitaliy Kurlin, (University of Liverpool): Compressed Drinfeld associators
 October 20 (joint session with Numerical Analysis Seminar):
Prof. Victor S. Ryaben'kii, (Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics): The Difference Potential method
 October 27: No seminar
 November 3: No seminar (reading week)
 November 10:
Prof. Viacheslav Nikulin, (University of Liverpool): Real K3 surfaces
 November 17: (change of speaker)
Dr Alexander Odesskii, (University of Manchester): YangBaxter maps from factorization of matrix polynomials and thetafunctions
 November 24:
Dr Samuel Wüthrich, (University of Sheffield): Rees rings in algebraic topology
 December 1:
Prof. Richard Szabo, (HerriotWatt University): Topological strings, qdeformed YangMills theory and GromovWitten invariants
 December 8:
Prof. Victor Buchstaber, (Steklov Mathematical Institute and University of Manchester): nValued groups: results and perspectives
Merry Christmas!
The seminar will resume its work in February 2006.
Ted Voronov. 26 November/ 9 December 2005