Date 
Speaker 
Affiliation 
Title 
August 26th 
Sho Tanimoto 
Rice 
Balanced line bundles 
September 2nd 
Ye Luo 
Rice 
Smoothing of linear linear series of rank one on metrized complexes of complex curves 
September 9th 
Sofia Tirabassi 
Utah 
Varieties with Euler characteristic 1 
September 11 
Chelsea Watson 
MIT 
Noncommutative invariant theory 
September 16th 
Emily Cliff 
Oxford 
Factorization structures on the Hilbert scheme of points on a surface 
September 23rd 
Christian Martinez 
Utah 
Change of polarization for moduli spaces of sheaves on surfaces as Bridgeland wallcrossing 
September 30th 
Michael Groechenig 
Imperial College 
Reciprocity laws for higherdimensional varieties 
October 7th 
Alexander Perry 
Harvard 
Derived categories of Fano varieties of degree 10 
October 14th 
No Meeting 

Midterm Recess 
October 21st 
Yiannis Sakellaridis 
Rutgers 
Spherical varieties and the Langlands program 
October 28th 
Richard Shadrach 
Rice 
Introduction to Shimura varieties 
November 4th 
Daniel HalpernLeistner 
Columbia 
The structure of instability in moduli theory 
November 11th 
Márton Hablicsek 
U. Penn 
The BarannikovKontsevich theorem from a derived algebraic geometry point of view 
November 18th 
Nivedita Bhaskhar 
Emory 
More examples of nonrational adjoint groups 
November 25th 
Charles Doran 
Alberta 
From Elliptic Surfaces to CalabiYau Moduli via Euler Transform 
December 2nd 
Sean Hartnoll 
Stanford 
Holography and condensed matter physics 