
Speaker: Maggie MillerTitle: Math Science Lectures in Honor of Raoul Bott: Maggie Miller: Fibered ribbon knots vs. major 4D conjecturesVenue: Harvard Science CenterFibered ribbon knots vs. major 4D conjectures Location: Harvard University Science Center Hall A & via Zoom webinar Dates: Feb 20 & 22, 2024 Time: 4:005:30 pm Directions and Recommended Lodging Registration is required. Inperson registration: Harvard Science Center Zoom Webinar registration Maggie Miller is an assistant professor in the mathematics department at the University of Texas at Austin and a Clay Research Fellow. This will be the fourth annual Math Science Lecture Series held in Honor of Raoul Bott. Talk topic: Fibered ribbon knots vs. major 4D conjectures Feb. 20, 2024 Title: Fibered ribbon knots and the Poincaré conjecture Abstract: A knot is “fibered” if its complement in S^3 is the total space of a bundle over the circle, and… 

Speaker: Michael FreedmanTitle: Math Science Lectures in Honor of Raoul Bott: Michael FreedmanVenue: virtualOn October 4th and October 5th, 2021, Harvard CMSA hosted the annual Math Science Lectures in Honor of Raoul Bott. This year’s speaker was Michael Freedman (Microsoft). The lectures took place on Zoom. This will be the third annual lecture series held in honor of Raoul Bott. Lecture 1 October 4th, 11:00am (Boston time) Title: The Universe from a single Particle Abstract: I will explore a toy model for our universe in which spontaneous symmetry breaking – acting on the level of operators (not states) – can produce the interacting physics we see about us from the simpler, single particle, quantum mechanics we study as undergraduates. Based on joint work with Modj Shokrian Zini, see arXiv:2011.05917 and arXiv:2108.12709. Video Lecture 2 October 5th, 11:00am (Boston… 

Speaker: Mina AganagicTitle: Math Science Lectures in Honor of Raoul Bott: Mina AganagicVenue: Harvard Science CenterOn April 9 and 10, 2019 the CMSA hosted two lectures by Mina Aganagic (UC Berkeley). This was the second annual Math Science Lecture Series held in honor of Raoul Bott. The lectures took place in Science Center, Hall C “Two math lessons from string theory” Lecture 1: April 9, 2019 Title: “Lesson on Integrability” Abstract: The quantum KnizhnikZamolodchikov (qKZ) equation is a difference generalization of the famous KnizhnikZamolodchikov (KZ) equation. The problem to explicitly capture the monodromy of the qKZ equation has been open for over 25 years. I will describe the solution to this problem, discovered jointly with Andrei Okounkov. The solution comes from the geometry of Nakajima quiver varieties and has a string theory… 

Speaker: Freddy CachazoTitle: Math Science Lectures in Honor of Raoul Bott: Freddy CachazoVenue: Harvard Science CenterOn April 23, the CMSA will be hosting two lectures by Freddy Cachazo (Perimeter Institute) on “Geometry and Combinatorics in Particle Interactions.” This will be the first of the new annual Bott Math Science Lecture Series hosted by the CMSA. The lectures will take place from 4:305:30pm in Science Center, Hall D. 