Geometry & Topology Seminar - Maxence Mayrand - Symplectic reduction, GIT quotients, and Nahm’s equations

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Speaker: Maxence Mayrand (University of Toronto)

Title: Symplectic reduction, GIT quotients, and Nahm’s equations

Abstract: I will review the close relationship between the theories of quotients in symplectic and algebraic geometries, and present new results in that direction. In particular, I will explain how Nahm’s equations, a system of non-linear ODEs extracted from the self-dual Yang-Mills equations, produce non-trivial examples of this relationship.
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