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WDVV equations and the theory of singularities.

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Speaker: Albert Schwarz, UC Davis
Location: 593 Kerr
Start time: Thu, Jan 15 2004, 3:10PM

Witten-Dijkgraaf-Verlinde-Verlinde equations appear in two-dimensional TQFT and in other problems of quantum field theory. I'll discuss these equations and their relation to the theory of singularities and to integrable hierarchies. This topic is close to the material of my talk at the end of Fall quarter,but my exposition will be completely independent.