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This semester we have revamped the structure of the Hodge seminar post-pandemic. 

The morning seminars are considered specialist.  While speakers should still aim to make the talks accessible to graduate students in each respective branch of Hodge, they are less bound than in the afternoon seminars to appeal to a broad audience.  Below you will find the schedule of talks in the Algebra seminar, Geometry seminar, and Categories seminar.  These are all in Bayes 5.46 Wednesday mornings.

This semester we are extremely fortunate to be hosting John Baez’s This Weeks Finds seminar, a revival of his classic seminar/blog series.  This happens in JCMB 6206 on  Thursdays.

We are also running the Hodge seminar on alternating weeks with the EMPG seminar on Wednesday afternoons in Appleton Tower Lecture Theatre 2.  The Hodge seminar (2-3pm) is for colloquium style talks, with the expectation that talks (in particular the first 30 minutes out of 50) be accessible to all PhD students from all areas of the Hodge group.  The Hodge seminar will be preceded by the PG pre-seminar (1:30-2pm) consisting of a half-hour introductory lecture given by one of our PhD students, aimed at the other students, and with a lunch provided beforehand. 

Finally, Heriot-Watt runs on Wednesday afternoons the Heriot-Watt MAXIMALS seminar in algebra.  Please see their complete calendar just below the combined Hodge calendar.

If you have any questions about the Hodge group seminars, please do not hesitate to contact the individual organizers for the seminars (listed below) or our group organizer. 

Here is the combined calendar of events:

Scroll down to see individual calendars.  Click a talk to see an abstract (if yet submitted).

Heriot-Watt MAXIMALS seminar, Wednesdays 3-4pm, location varies.

This is the algebra seminar of Heriot-Watt, which is often of interest to attendees of the Hodge seminars, but is organised independently from them.

Algebra seminar, Wednesdays 9:30-10:30am in Bayes 5.46

Our algebra seminar is organized by Mikhail Bershtein, Jenny Brown, Nitin Chidambaram, and Sasha Shapiro.

EDGE Geometry Seminar, Wednesdays 10:50-11:50 in Bayes 5.46

The EDGE seminar is organized by Ben Davison, Hannah Dell, Milena Hering, Jeff Hicks, and Nick Sheridan.

Category Theory seminar Wednesdays 12-1pm in Bayes 5.46

Category Theory seminar is organized by Tom Leinster.

Hodge seminar Wednesdays 2-3pm in Appleton Tower Lecture Theatre 2

Our Hodge Seminar is organized by David Jordan.

John Baez’s “This Week’s Finds” seminar

Edinburgh Mathematical Physics Group (EMPG) seminar: