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# AWM Lecture Series – Ingrid Daubechies, Duke University

## November 9, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Monday, November 9th, 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Feel to stop by early for the tea/social time starting at 4:30pm.

**Ingrid Daubechies**

James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Electrical and Computer Engineering

Duke University

**Title: My Path Towards And In Mathematics.
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**Title**: Bridging two worlds: A tour via examples of Beilinson-Bernstein localization**Abstract**: This is a talk about my favorite theorem. The Beilinson-Bernstein localization theorem provides a concrete link between two seemingly disparate mathematical worlds: the world of Lie theory (the study of continuous symmetry groups), and the world of algebraic D-modules (the study of differential equations on algebraic varieties). This theorem was introduced in 1981 to prove one of the most important open problems in Lie theory, the Kazhdan-Lusztig conjecture, and has remained at the heart of geometric representation theory for the past 40 years. In this talk, we’ll explore this powerful theorem through the lens of examples, both classical and modern, and in the end, we’ll touch on how it shapes my personal mathematical landscape.**Bio**: Anna Romanov got her PhD at the University of Utah in 2018, then immediately traded her skis for a surfboard and moved to Sydney, Australia for a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowship. She’s currently a Research Associate at the University of Sydney, where she spends her time thinking about symmetry in all of its various guises.