Abstracts of upcoming talks at the MPIM. For an overview see also the calendar.

## Recent developments in Quantum Topology -- Cancelled --

We will review the basics of quantum topology such as the colored Jones polynomial of a knot, its standard conjectures relating to asymptotics, arithmeticity and modularity, as well as the recent quantum hyperbolic invariants of Kashaev et al, their state-integrals and their structural properties. The course is aimed to be accessible by graduate students and young researchers.

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## Recent developments in Quantum Topology

We will review the basics of quantum topology such as the colored Jones polynomial of a knot, its standard conjectures relating to asymptotics, arithmeticity and modularity, as well as the recent quantum hyperbolic invariants of Kashaev et al, their state-integrals and their structural properties. The course is aimed to be accessible by graduate students and young researchers.

## Modularity of Galois representations I

## Reduced quantum Knizhnik-Zamolodchikov equations for density operators of spin chains

The derivation of the equations satisfied by the density operator of a quantum integrable spin chain will be discussed. We use the quantum group approach and derive the equations for the case of an arbitrary quantum loop algebra.

## Vertex Operator Algebras and Modular Forms

Time: Tuesdays, 4.30 - 6 pm

Place: MPIM Lecture Hall, Vivatsgasse 7

First lecture: on April 2, 2019, end on July 2

## L-infinity algebras for deformations of Abelian categories and applications to geometry

W. Lowen and M. Van den Bergh defined a deformation theory for Abelian categories, such that deformations of the category of (quasi)coherent sheaves on an affine variety Spec A coincide with deformations of the algebra A, which are controlled by the Hochschild cochain complex equipped with the Gerstenhaber bracket.

## Non-abelian Kummer maps for curves

The Q_l-pro-unipotent non-abelian Kummer map associated to a curve X is a certain function controlling the existence of Galois-invariant paths between points of X, and plays an important role in the non-abelian Chabauty method for finding rational points. In this talk, I will report on a project with Netan Dogra, in which we compute these maps explicitly when the base field is p-adic, obtaining a description of them in terms of harmonic analysis on the reduction graph of X. As a result, we are able to prove injectivity results for these maps.

## Introduction to Gromov-Witten theory, 2

## Norm Form Equations and Linear Divisibility Sequences

Finding integer solutions to norm form equations is a classic Diophantine problem.

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