## Classification of algebraic varieties

Jakub Witaszek

Imperial College London; Member, School of Mathematics

October 5, 2018

Jakub Witaszek

Imperial College London; Member, School of Mathematics

October 5, 2018

Zihui Zhao

University of Washington; Member, School of Mathematics

October 5, 2018

Jeroen Zuiddam

Member, School of Mathematics

October 5, 2018

Leonid Polterovich

Tel Aviv University

October 4, 2018

We discuss interactions between quantum mechanics and symplectic topology including a link between symplectic displacement energy, a fundamental notion of symplectic dynamics, and the quantum speed limit, a universal constraint on the speed of quantum-mechanical processes. Joint work with Laurent Charles.

Pravesh Kothari

Princeton University; Member, School of Mathematics

October 3, 2018

Zhiyuan Zhang

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm; Member, School of Mathematics

October 3, 2018

Raphael Steiner

University of Bristol; Member, School of Mathematics

October 3, 2018

Saraswathi Venkatesh

Member, School of Mathematics

October 3, 2018

Zhengyi Zhou

Member, School of Mathematics

October 3, 2018

Dan Ketover

Princeton University; Member, School of Mathematics

October 2, 2018

In the 80s Pitts-Rubinstein conjectured that certain kinds of Heegaard surfaces in three-manifolds can be isotoped to index 1 minimal surfaces. I'll describe in detail a proof of their conjecture and some applications. This is joint work with Liokumovich and Song.