RTG Graduate Research Seminar, Fall 2018.

A detailed syllabus can be found here. The seminar occurs on Tuesdays. The location for the seminar will alternate between Room 2-139 at MIT at 4:10 PM and Hastings 118 at Northeastern at 4 PM. For the precise time and location by week see the detailed schedule below.

### Schedule

**11 September 2018:** Introduction and outline of the seminar. Speaker: Brian Williams. **Time/location: 4:30 PM / MIT 2-139.**

**18 September 2018: **An introduction to factorization algebras. Speaker: Brian Williams (notes by Ryan Mickler and Brian). **Time/location: 4:10 PM / MIT 2-139.**

**25 September 2018: **Koszul duality and Hopf algebras. Speaker: Yuchen Fu. **Time/location:** **4:30 PM / Hastings 118 (Northeastern campus map).**

**2 October 2018: **Four-dimensional Chern-Simons theory. Speaker: Daniil Kalinov. **Time/location: 4:10 PM / MIT 2-139 .**

**9 October 2018: **An introduction to the classical BV formalism. Speaker: Kai Xu. **Time/location: 4:30 PM / Hastings 118 (Northeastern)**

**16 October 2018: **Renormalization and quantum BV. Speaker: Kai Xu. **Time/location: 4:10 PM / MIT 2-139.**

**23 October 2018: **The quantum 4d gauge theory and an outline of the proof. Speaker: Brian Williams. **Time/location: 4:30 PM / Hastings 118 (Northeastern). Note: Owen Gwilliam will be speaking on quantum groups related to Chern-Simons at Northeastern at 10:30 AM. Our seminar will be the at the usual time/place.**

**30 October 2018: **Filtered Koszul duality. Speaker: Dmytro Matvieievskyi. **Time/location: 4:10 PM / MIT 2-139.**

**6 November 2018: **The Yangian quantum group and Drinfeld’s uniqueness theorem. Speaker: Daniil Kalinov. **Time/location: 4:30 PM / Hastings 118 (Northeastern).**

**13 November 2018: **Proof of the main theorem. Speaker: James Ladouce. **Time/location: 4:10 PM / MIT 2-139.**

**20 November 2018: NO SEMINAR**

**27 November 2018: NO SEMINAR**

**3 December 2018: **R-matrices from four dimensional factorization algebras. Speaker: Brian Williams. **Time/location: 4:10 PM / MIT 2-139.**