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Hodge Club

The Hodge Club is the seminar for Hodge Institute graduate students and postdocs. That means we're interested in Algebra, Geometry, Topology, Number Theory, and all possible combinations and derivations of the four. Before the 2016/17 academic year, the Hodge Club was known as the Geometry Club.

We meet every Friday at 16:00, where we take it in turns to present a topic of interest to the rest of the group. We hope to run this as a hybrid seminar, so in particular we will have both an in person and virtual audience. If you are attending in person, we will meet at the ICMS Lecture Theatre (Bayes Centre room 5.10). If you are attending virtually, we will send an email with the Zoom link every week. If you do not receive the weekly emails and would like to be added to the mailing list, please get in touch with one of the organisers.

Talks tend to be fairly informal and provide excellent practice for conference talks in front of a friendly audience. You can find our current schedule and a historical list of talks below.

The Hodge Club for the 2021/22 academic year is organised by Lucas Buzaglo and Hannah Dell.

Current Schedule of talks for 2021/22


1st October Sebastian Schlegel Mejia An interactive stroll towards the E-polynomial of the moduli stack of rank two degree zero Higgs bundles
Abstract: The subject of my talk is the calculation of the E-polynomial of the moduli stack of rank two degree zero Higgs bundles. However, the aim of the talk is not to reach the final calculation nor to give super fancy reasons why you should care about the calculation. Instead, we focus on giving a feeling for the concepts and techniques involved in the calculation. These include (moduli of) Higgs bundles, stacks, motivic measures, and lambda-rings. All kinds of questions and interruptions are strongly encouraged and will be seen as pleasant diversions on our field trip through the land of Higgs bundles and its surroundings.
8th October Augustinas Jacovskis Title TBC
Abstract: TBC
15th October Speaker TBC Title TBC
Abstract: TBC


Historical schedules

Hodge Club 2020/21
Hodge Club 2019/20
Hodge Club 2018/19
Hodge Club 2017/18
Hodge Club 2016/17
Geometry club 2015/16
Geometry club 2014/15
Geometry club 2013/14
Geometry club 2012/13
You can also visit the old Geometry club website for more historical schedules.

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