Physically inspired mathematics seminar at the Department of Mathematics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The mathematics that appears in physics oftentimes has a characteristic internal structure, often captured by the word
integrable. In many examples, this at first mysterious integrability structure was later connected with the representation theory of the corresponding algebraic objects: quantum groups, Virasoro algebras, or other infinite dimensiona Lie algebas. The study of these mathematical objects brings insights back into modern mathematical physics, as demonstrated in examples of conformal field theory and string theory. The goal of the seminar is to study this physically inspired mathematics.
Guidance for Speakers: We strongly urge speakers to ensure that their presentations are lucid and accompanied by simple, illustrative examples that would be easy accessible by graduate students. We would appreciate if speakers dedicated at least half of their talk to the motivation behind their research, previous findings, and fundamental ideas.
The seminar meets at Phillips Hall, Room 385.