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João Pimentel Nunes 12/12/2019, 16:00 — 17:00 — Abreu Faro Amphitheatre Instituto Superior Técnico
, Instituto Superior Técnico, CAMGSD, Universidade de Lisboa

Imaginary time flows to reality

The mathematical expressions of the idea of quantization are a source of rich interdisciplinary relations between different areas in geometry and other subjects such as analysis and representation theory. In this colloquium, after a gentle description of some structures of modern geometry and of the quantization problem, we will describe “flows in imaginary time” and will give an idea of their role in quantization (in particular, in so-called real polarizations) and Kahler geometry. Finally, we will give a light description of some recent results.


The Mathematics Colloquium is a series of monthly talks organized by the Department of Mathematics of IST, aiming to be a forum for the presentation of mathematical ideas or ideas about Mathematics. The Colloquium welcomes the participation of faculty, researchers and undergraduate or graduate students, of IST or other institutions, and is seen as an opportunity of bringing together and fostering the building up of ideas in an informal atmosphere.

Organizers: Conceição Amado, Lina Oliveira e Maria João Borges.