Triangle Topology Seminar
Alex Zupan (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
The Andrews-Curtis Conjecture, proposed in the 1960s, asserts that every balanced presentation of the trivial group can be simplified with a set of moves, called Andrew-Curtis moves. Every handle...
String Theory Seminar
We will discuss a relation between conformal blocks, describing kinematics of a CFT, and integrable models of quantum-mechanical particles. I will show how the dependence of blocks on cross-ratios is...
Wilfrid Kendall (U of Warwick)
In this talk I will discuss the use of Dirichlet forms to deliver proofs of optimal scaling results for Markov chain Monte Carlo algorithms (specifically, Metropolis-Hastings random walk samplers)...