Memorial Conference for the founders of index theory: Atiyah, Bott, Hirzebruch and Singer

Over the past year, the CMSA has hosted a lecture series on the literature of the mathematical sciences. The goal of this series is to highlight significant accomplishments in the intersection between mathematics and the sciences. Speakers include Edward Witten, Lydia Bieri, Simon Donaldson, Michael Freedman and many more.

Videos of these talks can be found in this youtube playlist. You can view the whole schedule with links to individual talks on our website.

In the Spring 2021 semester, the CMSA will be hosting a sub-program on this series titled, a Memorial Conference for the founders of index theory: Atiyah, Bott, Hirzebruch and Singer. Below is the schedule for talks in that subprogram

Registration is now open for these talks. Click here to register.

April 6, 2021 | 9:00 – 10:30am ET

Edward Witten (IAS)

Title: Isadore Singer’s Work on Analytic Torsion


April 13, 2021 |  9:00 – 10:30am ET

Claire Voisin (Collège de France)

Title: K-theory and characteristic classes in topology and complex geometry  (a tribute to Atiyah and Hirzebruch)

 


April 20, 2021 | 9:00 – 10:30am ET

Dan Freed (the University of Texas at Austin)

TitleThe Atiyah-Singer Index Theorem


April 27, 2021 | 9:00 – 10:30am ET

Frances Kirwan (University of Oxford)

TitleMoment maps and the Yang-Mills functional