Recent and Upcoming Talks


  • Jan 7th, 2012: On the Uniqueness of the Homotopy Theory of Higher Categories. Joint Meetings. 

  • Nov 22nd, 2011: 3-Dimensional Dualizability and the Structure of Fusion Categories. Algebraic Geometry Seminar, Yale University. 
  • Nov 9th, 2011: More Structure of Fusion Categories via Local Topological Field Theories. TQFT Seminar, UC Berkeley.
  • Nov 8th, 2011: The Structure of Fusion Categories via Local Topological Field Theories. Topology Seminar, Stanford University. 
  • Oct 3rd, 2011: On the Uniqueness of the Homotopy Theory of Higher Categories. Topology Seminar, MIT. 
  • July 12th, 2011: Turaev-Viro TQFTs via planar algebras. Quantum Field Theory Seminar, MIT.
  • June 22nd, 2011: Extensions of 2-Groups and a Finite Dimensional String Group. Topology Seminar, Ruhr-Universitat, Bochum, Germany.
  • June 6th, 2011: The Structure of Fusion Categories via Topological Quantum Field Theories. Topology seminar, University of Copenhagen.
  • May 26th, 2011: The Structure of Fusion Categories via Topological Quantum Field Theories. Higher Structures in Topology and Geometry V, University of Hamburg, Germany
  • April 27th, 2011: The Structure of Fusion Categories via Topological Quantum Field Theories. Deformation Theory Seminar, University of Pensilvania. Slides.
  • April 22nd, 2011: The Structure of Fusion Categories via Topological Quantum Field Theories. Symplectic Geometry, Gauge Theory, and Categorification Seminar, Columbia University. 
  • April 4th, 2011: The Structure of Fusion Categories via Topological Quantum Field Theories. Colloquium, University of Notre Dame. 
  • April 2nd, 2011: Dualizability and Locality in 3D Topological Field Theory. Midwest Topology Seminar. 
  • Feb 7th-9th, 2011: Two-Dimensional Extended Topological Field Theories (6 hours Mini-course lectures). Workshop and School on Higher Gauge Theory, TQFT and Quantum Gravity. Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon.
  • Jan 25th, 2011: The space of framed Morse functions is contractible, after S. Galatius. GADGET, UT Austin
  • Jan 20th, 2011: Dualizability and Locality in 3D Topological Field Theory. Geometry Seminar UT Austin
  • Nov. 8th, 2010: Classifying Extended Topological Field Theories in Low Dimensions. MIT Geometry and Topology Seminar. 
  • Sept. 27, 2010: Dualizability and Locality in 3D Topological Field Theory. MIT Topology Seminar. Abstract.

  • May, 4, 2010: 2-Groups and 2-Group Cohomology. MIT Baby Topology Seminar. Abstract.
  • March 16, 2010: Homological Algebra for Bicategories (with applications to the String Group). Notre Dame.
  • March 11, 2010: Homological Algebra for Bicategories (with applications to the String Group). Classifying Local Topological Field Theories in Low Dimensions. U. Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Mathematical Physics Seminar. Abstract. (Talk switched at the last minute).
  • Jan 15, 2010: Homological Algebra in Dimension Two (With Applications to the String Group). FRG Conference Berkeley.
  • Dec 2, 2009: Classifying Local Topological Field Theories in Low Dimensions. Boston University.
  • Nov 18, 2009: Topological Cyclic Homology and Friends. MIT Juvi-Top Seminar.
  • Oct. 20, 2009: Classifying Local Topological Field Theories in Low Dimensions. Northwestern.
  • Sept. 14, 2009: Extensions of 2-Groups and a Finite Dimensional String Group. MIT Topology Seminar. Abstract.
  • Sept, 2009: Classifying Local Topological Field Theories in Low Dimensions. FRG Conference Harvard

  • July 21, 2009: A Finite Dimensional String Group and Extensions of Topological 2-Groups. Goettingen
  • July 14, 2009: Classifying Local Topological Field Theories in Low Dimensions.  Algebra, Geometry and Physics Seminar Max-Planck Institute for Mathematics. Slides.
  • June , 2009: D-Branes, Defects, and Natural Transformations of Topological Field Theories. Slides. Strings, Fields, and Topoogy  Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach
  • May 6, 2009: D-Branes, Defects and Natural Transformations of Topological Field Theories. Abstract. UC Berkeley Student Topology Seminar.
  • April 29, 2009: Classifying Extened Topological Field Theories in Low Dimensions. Abstract. UC Berkeley Student Topology Seminar.
  • April 21, 2009: Classifying Extened Topological Field Theories in Low Dimensions. University of Notre Dame, Topology Seminar.
  • Feb 10, 2009: Complete Segal Spaces and (Infinity, n)-Categories after Jacob Lurie, II. Hot Topics Seminar at UC Berkeley
  • Feb 3, 2009: Complete Segal Spaces and (Infinity, n)-Categories after Jacob Lurie, I. Hot Topics Seminar at UC Berkeley
  • Dec 5, 2008: An Introduction to TQFTs via Planar Algebras. Abstract.
  • Oct 29 , 2008: A Finite Dimensional String Group, Part III. Abstract.
  • Sept 24, 2008: A Finite Dimensional String Group, Part II. Abstract.
  • Sept 17, 2008: A Finite Dimensional String Group, Part I. Abstract.
  • Sept. 3, 2008: Topological Group Cohomology. Abstract.

  • June, 2008: Classification of Extended 2D TQFTs. Internal Seminar at the Hausdorff Research Institute .
  • November 7, 2007: Functors for Bicategories. Student Topology Seminar at UC Berkeley.
  • October 30, 2007: A-infinity Categories and TCFTs. Hot Topics course at Berkeley.
  • October 24, 2007: Bicategories. Student Topology Seminar at UC Berkeley..
  • October 4, 2007: Two-Dimensional Topological Quantum Field Theories. University of Notre Dame, topology seminar. Abstract
  • September 26, 2007: Two-Dimensional Topological Quantum Field Theories. Student Topology Seminar at Berkeley. Abstract

  • April 5, 2007: Subfactors and TQFTs. Arbeitsgemeinschaft: Algebraic Structures in Conformal Field Theory at the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach . Several people asked about my Slides. Abstract.
  • March 23, 2007: Subfactors and 2+1 TQFTs. Subfactors Seminar at Berkeley. Abstract
  • Feb 7, 2007: What is an N-Category? Topology seminar at Berkeley. Here are my Slides. Abstract
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