Graduate Student

Event Information A Mad Day's Work: From Grothendieck to Connes and Kontsevich
18:10 on Wednesday February 08, 2023
19:00 on Wednesday February 08, 2023
BA6183, Bahen Center, 40 St. George St.
Waleed Qaisar

University of Toronto

This will be an impressionistic talk based on Pierre Cartier's beautiful survey paper of the same name, the subtitle being "The evolution of concepts of space and symmetry". Familiarity with the notions of a sheaf, and of the philosophy of studying a space by studying the "functions" on it (as in algebraic geometry, or C*-algebras) will be helpful.