University of Colorado at BoulderSeminar on
Deformation Theory


This
is a working seminar meant to introdruce deformation
theory. The seminar will be held in MATH 350.
The mathematics department is at the corner of
Colorado Ave and Folsom St. For a map of the campus,
click here. This is a
continuation of last semester's Seminar on Deformation
Theory (although prerequisite material from that
semester will be reviewed as needed). 
August 30 
Sebastian CasalainaMartin
and Markus Pflaum 
Organizational meeting 
September 6 
Bryce Chriestenson 
Differential graded lie algebras 
September 13 
Bryce Chriestenson  Differential graded lie
algebras continued 
September 20 
Rahbar (RV) Virk 
Deformations of algebras and Hochschild (co)homology 
September 27 
Rahbar (RV) Virk  Lie algebras and their
deformations 
October 4 
Markus Pflaum 
Deformation problems in
algebra, geometry and mathematical physics 
October 11 
Markus Pflaum  Deformations and locally ringed spaces 
October 18 
NO SEMINAR 
NO SEMINAR 
October 25 
Markus Pflaum  Deformation functors (Schlessinger and Artin) 
November 1 
Markus Pflaum  Deformation functors and DGLAs 
November 8 
Sebastian CasalainaMartin  An introduction to tangentobstruction
theories 
November 15 
NO SEMINAR 
NO SEMINAR 
November 22 
NO SEMINAR 
NO SEMINAR 
November 29 
Sebastian CasalainaMartin 
Tangentobstruction
theories continued 
December 6 
Sebastian CasalainaMartin 
Deformation theory from the point of view of fibered categories 
December 13 
TBA 
Further topics: the cotangent complex,
deformation quantization, and Kontsevich formality 
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