Quantum spectral curves

Mathematical Conversations
Topic:Quantum spectral curves
Speaker:Robbert Dijkgraaf
Affiliation:Institute for Advanced Study; Director and Leon Levy Professor
Date:Friday, March 20
Time/Room:6:00pm - 7:00pm/Dilworth Room

Spectral curves appear in many integrable systems. Their quantum cousins are equally ubiquitous and describe among others random matrices, the topology of Riemann's moduli space, and hyperbolic knots. Quantum curves are the simplest example of what physicists call "emergent geometry."