## Talks that I have given

#### 2019

Exceptional Mathematics: from Egyptian fractions to heterotic strings. July 23. Colloquium (public lecture), Canada/USA Mathcamp. (slides (contains video, best viewed in Acrobat Reader, 200MB), slides (no video, 8MB).)

Secondary invariants and mock modularity. May 27. Topology Seminar, Oxford. (abstract.)

The Galois action on VOA anomalies. March 18. Higher Symmetries Conference 2019, Aspen Center for Physics. (abstract.)

Galois actions on VOA gauge anomalies. February 27. Conference on Number Theory, Geometry, Moonshine & Strings III. Simons Foundation, NYC. (abstract.)

Bott periodicity from quantum Hamiltonian reduction. February 25. Analysis & PDE Seminar, Stanford. (abstract.)

Galois actions on VOA gauge anomalies. February 22. Alg No Th Seminar, UCSC. (abstract.)

Bott periodicity from quantum Hamiltonian reduction. February 19. Colloquium, UCSC. (abstract.)

#### 2018

Poisson and coisotropic. November 21 and December 12 (three-hour lecture). Koszul Duality Seminar, PITP. (abstract. video of third hour (self-contained).)

Holomorphic SCFTs of small index. November 27. Quantum Algebra and Quantum Topology, OSU. (abstract.)

Holomorphic SCFTs of small index. November 8. Mathematical Physics, UIUC. (abstract.)

Galois action on gauge anomalies. October 18. Fusion Categories and Subfactors, BIRS, Banff, Canada. (abstract. video.)

T-duality for finite groups. June 4. Representation Theory, Mathematical Physics and Integrable Systems, CIRM, Luminy, France. (abstract. notes.)

The fourth cohomology of some sporadic groups. April 17. Geometry, Symmetry and Physics, Yale. (abstract.)

Moonshine anomalies. April 9. Algebra seminar, University at Buffalo. (abstract.)

Infinitely-categorified commutative algebra. March 17--19. Recent developments in noncommutative algebra and related areas, University of Washington. (abstract.)

Moonshine anomalies. February 9. QMAP seminar, UC Davis. (abstract.)

Higher algebraic closures and phases of matter. January 22. Northeastern University. (abstract. handout.)

Moonshine anomalies. January 19. UT Austin. (abstract.)

#### 2017

Higher categories, generalized cohomology, and condensed matter. November 15. Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics, UC Berkeley. (abstract. notes.)

576 Fermions. October 24. Algebra Seminar, Emory. (abstract.)

Bott periodicity from Hamiltonian reduction. October 5. NT&AG, Boston College. (abstract.)

Exceptional structures, fermions, anomalies, and Hamiltonian reduction. October 3. Research Seminar in Mathematics, Northeastern. (abstract. notes.)

The Moonshine Anomaly. July 25. Higher Structures Lisbon, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, 24–27 July 2017. (abstract.)

The Moonshine Anomaly. July 19. Maximals Seminar, University of Edinburgh. (abstract.)

Orbifolds of conformal field theories and cohomology of sporadic groups. April 14. RTGC Seminar, UC Berkeley. (abstract. notes.)

Advanced integration by parts: the BV formalism. Feb 9. Geometric Structures Laboratory, Fields Institute. (abstract. notes.)

Fermionic hamiltonian reduction and periodicity. Feb 1. Geometry and Physics Seminar, Boston University. (abstract.)

Ideals in derived algebra and boundary conditions in AKSZ-type field theories. Jan 27. RTGC Seminar, UC Berkeley. (abstract. notes.)

#### 2016

576 fermions, the Conway group, and tmf. Sept 27. Institute for Theoretical Physics, Stanford.

Moonshine, topological modular forms, and 576 fermions. Sept 22, Mathematical Physics Seminar, Perimeter Institute. (abstract. video.)

Bott periodicity via quantum Hamiltonian reduction. Sept 2, Representation Theory, Geometry, and Combinatorics Seminar, UC Berkeley. (abstract)

Bott periodicity via quantum Hamiltonian reduction. May 12, Factorization Algebras and Functorial Field Theories meeting, Oberwolfach. (abstract, notes)

"Spin-statistics" is a categorification of "Hermitian". February 22, RTGC Seminar, Berkeley. (abstract, handout)

#### 2015

Where does the Spin-Statistics Theorem come from?. November 23, Geometry, Topology and Dynamics Seminar, UIC. (abstract, handout)

Spin--Statistics and Categorified Galois Groups. October 23, Conference on Condensed Matter Physics and Topological Field Theory, Perimeter Institute. (abstract, handout)

A higher category theorist's take on the spin--statistics theorem. September 28, Topology Seminar, UIUC. (abstract, handout)

The Stokes groupoids of Gualtieri, Li, and Pym. May 4&6, Math 448: Topics in Geometry and Topology, Northwestern. (abstract, notes)

Some non-dualizable categories. April 17, Representation Theory, Geometry, and Combinatorics, UC Berkeley. (abstract, handout)

Local Poincare duality & deformation quantization. April 2, Center for Geometry and Physics, Institute for Basic Science, Pohang, South Korea. (abstract, handout, video (follow talk link))

Some comments on Heisenberg-picture qft. March 18, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Bonn, Germany. (abstract, handout)

Twisted field theories and higher-categorical (op)lax transfors. March 3, Topology Seminar, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN. (abstract, handout)

Functorial axioms for Heisenberg-picture quantum field theory. January 12, CRG Geometry and Physics Seminar, UBC, Vancouver, BC. (abstract, handout)

#### 2014

Heisenberg-picture quantum field theory. November 17, Quantum Mondays Seminar, Center for Geometry and Physics, Institute for Basic Science, Pohang, South Korea. (abstract, video (follow talk link))

The CS-WZW correspondence. October 30, CFT Seminar, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. (abstract, notes)

Poisson AKSZ theories. October 3, Homological Methods in Quantum Field Theory, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, Stony Brook, NY. (abstract, outline, video, live-TeX'ed notes by Gabriel C. Drummond-Cole)

Lie bialgebra quantization in 2- and 3-dimensional field theory. May 28, Associators, Formality and Invariants Seminar, Northwestern, Evanston, IL. (abstract, notes)

The Jones polynomial and the Temperley--Lieb TQFT. May 9, Graduate Student Seminar, Northwestern, Evanston, IL. (abstract, notes)

Heisenberg-picture TQFTs. May 2, Representation Theory, Geometry, and Combinatorics, UC Berkeley. (abstract, notes)

Poisson AKSZ theory and homotopy actions of properads. February 21, Modern trends in topological quantum field theory, Erwin Schrödinger International Institute for Mathematical Physics. (abstract, handout)

Up-to-homotopy Frobenius structures on manifolds, and how they relate to perturbative QFT. January 22, Topology Seminar, UC Berkeley. (abstract, handout)

#### 2013

Poisson AKSZ theories and quantization. October 24, Geometry Seminar, UT Austin. (abstract, handout)

Poisson AKSZ theories and quantization. October 12, Higher Structures in Algebra, Geometry and Physics, Fall Eastern Sectional Meeting of the AMS, Temple University, Philadelphia. (abstract, handout)

Poisson AKSZ theory, properads, and quantization. October 10, Geometry and Physics, Northwestern, Evanston. (abstract, handout)

A properad action on homology that fails to lift to the chain level. October 10, Geometry and Physics Pre-talk, Northwestern, Evanston. (abstract, handout)

A properadic approach to the deformation quantization of topological field theories. September 25, Algebra and Combinatorics, Loyola University, Chicago. (abstract, notes)

A salad of BV integrals and AKSZ field theories, served over a bed of properads; it comes spiced with chain-level Poincare duality and just a pinch of Poisson geometry. September 10, Research Seminar in Mathematics, Northeastern University, Boston. (abstract, notes)

Star quantization via lattice topological field theory. June 18, String-Math, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, Stony Brook. (abstract, slides)

Lattice Poisson AKSZ Theory. February 4, Algebraic Geometry Seminar, University of British Columbia. (abstract, handout)

#### 2012

Feynman diagrams for quantum mechanics. October 10–12, Topics in Applied Mathematics, UC Berkeley. (abstract, notes)

Nonperturbative integrals, imaginary critical points, and homological perturbation theory. August 28, New Perspectives in Topological Field Theories, Center for Mathematical Physics, Hamburg. (abstract, notes)

Nonperturbative integrals, imaginary critical points, and homological perturbation theory. August 24, QGM Lunch Seminar, Aarhus. (abstract, notes)

Wick-type theorems beyond the Gaussian. March 2, Representation Theory (and related topics) seminar, Northeastern. (abstract, handout, notes)

Twisted N=1 and N=2 supersymmetry on R^4. February 10, GRASP seminar, UC Berkeley. (abstract, notes)

#### 2011

Notes on Floer / Gromov–Witten TQFT, based on conversations with Zack Sylvan. November 15, Witten in the 80s, UC Berkeley. (notes)

Gauge-fixed integrals for Lie algebroids. November 1, Talks in Mathematical Physics, Universität Zürich & Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich. (abstract, handout)

Introduction to BV Integrals. November 1, Selected topics in classical and quantum geometry, Universität Zürich. (abstract, handout)

Asymptotics of oscillating integrals via homological perturbation theory. October 19, GRASP seminar, UC Berkeley. (abstract, handwritten notes, too-long typed notes)

BRST Gauge Fixing: I. Introduction to Q-manifolds and BRST. II. Chern-Gauss-Bonnet, Morse Theory, and topological sigma models. October 11-20, Witten in the 80s, UC Berkeley. (abstract, notes I, notes II)

(Topological) duality of Hopf algebras. June 13, Cluster Algebras and Lusztig's Semicanonical Basis, University of Oregon. (abstract, notes)

Homological perturbation and factorization algebras. May 26, Geometry/Physics Seminar, Northwestern University. (abstract, notes)

On Atoms, Mountains, and Rain. April 20, NUMS Seminar, Northwestern University. (abstract)

Feynman Diagrams for Schrodinger's Equation. Feb 15, GADGET Seminar, UT Austin. (abstract, handout)

E

_{2}operad, Gerstenhaber and BV, and Formality. Feb 10, Student String Topology Seminar, UC Berkeley. (abstract, notes, handout)

#### 2010

Crash course in Tannaka-Krein theory. Dec 3, Student Subfactors Seminar, UC Berkeley. (abstract, notes)

Formal calculus, with applications to quantum mechanics. Sept 10, GRASP seminar, UC Berkeley. (abstract, notes).

Introduction to Vassiliev invariants. April 2, GRASP seminar, UC Berkeley. (abstract).

How to quantize infinitesimally-braided symmetric monoidal categories. March 19, Subfactors Seminar, UC Berkeley. (abstract, notes).

The Formal Path Integral in Quantum Mechanics. Feb 26, Subfactors Seminar, UC Berkeley. (abstract, slides).

#### 2009

What the Hell is a Feynman Diagram? Sept 29, Ph.d. seminar, Institut for Matematiske Fag, Aarhus Universitet. (abstract, notes).

On Atoms, Mountains, and Rain. March 31, Many Cheerful Facts, UC Berkeley. (abstract, notes).

#### 2007

Enriching Yoneda. December 11, QFT Mini Conference, UC Berkeley. (abstract, notes).

Divergent Series. October 18, Many Cheerful Facts, UC Berkeley. (abstract, notes).