For an embedded stable curve over the real numbers we introduce a hyperplane arrangement in the tangent space of the Hilbert scheme. The connected components of its complement are labeled by embeddings of the graph of the stable curve to a compact...

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School of Mathematics

Teichmuller dynamics give us a nonhomogeneous example of an action of SL_2(R) on a space H_g preserving a finite measure. This space is related to the moduli space of genus g curves. The SL_2(R) action on H_g has a complicated behavior: McMullen...

In this talk, we will explore recent developments in the study of coherent structures evolving by incompressible flows. Our focus will be on the behavior of fluid interfaces and vortex filaments. We include the dynamics of gravity Stokes interfaces...

Algebraic torsion is a means of understanding the topological complexity of certain homomorphic curves counted in some Floer theories of contact manifolds. This talk focuses on algebraic torsion and the contact invariant in embedded contact...

Topology of the Hitchin system has been studied for decades, and interesting connections were found to orbital integrals, non-abelian Hodge theory, mirror symmetry etc. I will explain that a large part of the symmetries in these geometries above are...

Joint work with Amir Mohammadi, Zhiren Wang, and Lei Yang

Let Q be an indefinite ternary quadratic form. In the 1980s Margulis proved the longstanding Oppenheim Conjecture, stating that unless Q is proportional to an integral form, the set of values...

Delta-matroids are "type B" or "type C" analogues of matroids. I will discuss how to extend a geometric construction related to matroids to delta-matroids. Using this construction, we prove the ultra log-concavity of the number of independent sets...

Grassmannians and flag varieties are important moduli spaces in algebraic geometry. Quiver Grassmannians are generalizations of these spaces arise in representation theory as the moduli spaces of quiver subrepresentations. These represent...

The derived category of a variety is an important and difficult invariant. In this talk, I discuss a purely convex-geometric and combinatorial approach to these categories for toric varieties. Along the way, we will run into the curious question of...

Given an anticanonical divisor in a projective variety, one naturally obtains a monotone Kähler manifold, and the divisor complement is naturally a Liouville manifold. For certain kinds of singular divisors, we will outline a result obtaining rigid...