Large N duality and integrable systems

Series: 
Geometry Topology Seminar
Friday, October 3, 2008 - 14:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location: 
Skiles 269
,  
Dept of Mathematics, University of Penn
I will describe a framework which relates large N duality to the geometry of degenerating Calabi-Yau spaces and the Hitchin integrable system. I will give a geometric interpretation of the Dijkgraaf-Vafa large N quantization procedure in this context.