Mathematics Colloquium

Singularities in Geometry, Topology and Strings

Speaker: Antonella Grassi, University of Pennsylvania

Location: Warren Weaver Hall 1302

Date: Monday, May 8, 2017, 3:45 p.m.


I will discuss a Brieskorn-Grothendieck program involving certain singularities and Lie algebras. These singularities arise in many different areas of mathematics and physics, some were also studied by Arnold. I will focus on the case of complex 3 dimensional spaces relating to topology and physics.