Title: Conformal blocks, strange duality and the moduli space of curves
Speaker: Swarnava Mukhopadhyay (University of Maryland, USA)
Date: 21 April 2017
Time: 10 am
Venue: LH-1, Mathematics Department (via Skype)

Conformal blocks are refined invariants of tensor product of representations of a Lie algebra that give a special class of vector bundles on the moduli space of curves. In this talk, I will introduce conformal blocks and explore connections to questions in algebraic geometry and representation theory. I will also focus on some ``strangeā€ dualities in representation theory and how they give equalities of divisor classes on the moduli space of curves.


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