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April 9, 2020

Western Hemisphere Colloquium on Geometry and Physics

Posted by John Baez

Another online talk series: the Western Hemisphere Colloquium on Geometry and Physics (WHCGP). This biweekly online colloquium features geometers and physicists presenting current research on a wide range of topics in the interface of the two fields. The talks are aimed at a broad audience. They will take place via Zoom on alternate Mondays at 3pm Eastern, noon Pacific, 4pm BRT. (There will be no lecture on May 25, Memorial Day in the USA.) Each session features a 60 minute talk, followed by 15 minutes for questions and discussion. You may join the meeting 15 minutes in advance. Questions and comments may be submitted to the moderator via the chat interface during the talk, or presented in person during the Q&A session. These colloquia will be recorded and will be available on the WHCGP website asap after the event.

The first two talks are:

  • April 13, Edward Witten (IAS), Volumes and random matrices.

  • April 27, Kevin Costello (PI), Topological strings, twistors, and skyrmions.

To receive Zoom links and further announcements, please subscribe to the WHCGP email list at:

The WHCGP website, which includes abstracts for the first two talks, is:

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