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2000 Spring Eastern Sectional Meeting
Lowell, MA, April 1-2, 2000
Meeting #952

Associate secretaries:
Lesley M Sibner, AMS lsibner@duke.poly.edu

Special Session on Enumerative Geometry in Physics

  • Saturday April 1, 2000, 8:50 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
    Special Session on Enumerative Geometry in Physics, I

    Room 407, Olsen Hall
    Organizers:
    Emma Previato, Boston University ep@bu.edu

    • 8:50 a.m.
      Infinitesimal Variations of Hodge Structures at Infinity.
      Eduardo Cattani, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
      Javier Fernandez*, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
      (952-14-132)
    • 9:20 a.m.
      Hodge integrals and Hurwitz numbers.
      Ravi D Vakil*, MIT
      (952-14-120)
    • 9:50 a.m.
      A local proof of Petri's conjecture at the general curve.
      Herb Clemens*, University of Utah
      (952-14-58)
    • 10:30 a.m.
      Rational Hypergeometric Functions.
      Eduardo Cattani*, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
      Alicia Dickenstein, Universidad de Buenos Aires
      Bernd Sturmfels, University of California, Berkeley
      (952-33-134)
  • Saturday April 1, 2000, 2:30 p.m.-5:45 p.m.
    Special Session on Enumerative Geometry in Physics, II

    Room 407, Olsen Hall
    Organizers:
    Emma Previato, Boston University ep@bu.edu

    • 2:30 p.m.
      Quantum cohomology and quantum Chow ring of the cubic threefold.
      Tom B Graber*, Harvard University
      Rahul Pandharipande, California Institute of Technology
      (952-14-94)
    • 3:00 p.m.
      Mirror symmetry, cohomology and the chiral ring of Calabi-Yau hypersurfaces in toric varieties.
      Anvar R Mavlyutov*, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
      (952-14-165)
    • 3:55 p.m.
      Gauge Theory Techniques in Quantum Cohomology I.
      Steven Rosenberg, Boston University
      Mihaela B Vajiac*, Boston University
      (952-14-160)
    • 4:30 p.m.
      Gauge Theory Techniques in Quantum Cohomology II.
      Steven Rosenberg*, Boston University
      Mihaela Vajiac, Boston University
      (952-14-151)
    • 5:00 p.m.
      Mirror Symmetry.
      Kentaro Hori*, Harvard University
      (952-81-150)
  • Sunday April 2, 2000, 9:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
    Special Session on Enumerative Geometry in Physics, III

    Room 407, Olsen Hall
    Organizers:
    Emma Previato, Boston University ep@bu.edu

    • 9:00 a.m.
      Counting representations onto finite groups, and torsion points on characteristic varieties.
      Daniel Matei, University of Rochester
      Alexander I. Suciu*, Northeastern University
      (952-20-57)
    • 9:30 a.m.
      Trigonometric Sums and Moduli Spaces.
      Andras Szenes*, MIT
      (952-05-126)
    • 10:00 a.m.
      Parabolic G-bundles and products of conjugacy classes.
      Chris T Woodward*, Rutgers University
      Constantin Teleman, University of Texas at Austin
      (952-58-90)
    • 10:30 a.m.
      Real Rational Curves in Grassmannians.
      Frank Sottile*, University of Wisconsin, Madison
      (952-14-80)
  • Sunday April 2, 2000, 2:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
    Special Session on Enumerative Geometry in Physics, IV

    Room 407, Olsen Hall
    Organizers:
    Emma Previato, Boston University ep@bu.edu

    • 2:30 p.m.
      Geometric Langlands conjecture for $GL(n)$.
      Dennis Gaitsgory*, Harvard University
      (952-14-161)
    • 3:10 p.m.
      Smoothings of maps from nodal curves to nonsingular surfaces.
      Ravi D Vakil*, MIT
      (952-14-114)
    • 3:50 p.m.
      The Virtual Fundamental Class of a Complete Intersection.
      David A Cox*, Amherst College
      (952-14-85)
    • 4:20 p.m.
      The generalized Witten conjecture, integrable hierarchies, and moduli spaces of higher spin curves.
      Tyler Jarvis, Brigham Young University
      Takashi Kimura*, Boston University
      Arkady Vaintrob, New Mexico State University
      (952-14-133)
    • 5:00 p.m.
      Algebraic construction of the virtual class for spin cohomological field theories.
      Alexander Polishchuk*, Boston University
      Arkady Vaintrob, New Mexico State University
      (952-14-136)
    • 5:30 p.m.
      Discussion, open questions, proceedings project.
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