Then we took a dinner of Japanese sake bar (Izakaya), so that we brightened the conversation on some culture (not always on mathematics).

Today was the end of Kontsevich's visit in Tokyo, and he is going to Kyoto University.

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## Wednesday, October 15, 2008

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Informal Seminar with Maxim Kontsevich in Keio

## Tuesday, October 14, 2008

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Kontsevich's 5 hour seminar at the IPMU on wall-crossing

## Thursday, October 09, 2008

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Prof. Kontsevich on BPS counting and wall-crossing

## Wednesday, October 08, 2008

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Prof. Kazuya Kato and Voisin at the IHES 50th anniversary and the Mathematical Society of Japan joint workshop,"Perspectives in mathematical sciences"

## Tuesday, October 07, 2008

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Nobel Laureate Yoichiro Nambu

## Sunday, October 05, 2008

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5th Takagi Lectures

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I went to Keio University, Yagami Campus, to hear the informal seminar with Maxim Kontsevich from 13:30 to about 17:40. There were three talks: Toric degenerations, A_\infty category, and pseudo-groups. Maxim made some comments on the talks of speakers.

Then we took a dinner of Japanese sake bar (Izakaya), so that we brightened the conversation on some culture (not always on mathematics).

Today was the end of Kontsevich's visit in Tokyo, and he is going to Kyoto University.

Maxim Kontsevoch explained his recent joint work "wall-crossing" with Y.Soibleman at the IPMU (University of Tokyo, Kashiwa campus) from 13:30 o'clock to after 19:00, including a half hour break and the dinner at one of the cafeterias (also he had a half-hour interview with Kyoji Saito for some journal).

His first half of the talk was

1. Physics background \mathcal{N} = 2, d = 4

super Yang-Mills

supergravity (black hole)

superstring

2. Mathematics background

Stability condition in 3-dim Calabi-Yau categories

Donaldson-Thomas invariants (and their generalization)

Hyperkaehler metrics

? Donaldson invariant, and Borcherds Kac-Moody algebras

3. Stability data (Z, (a_{\gamma})_{\gamma \in \Gamma} (infinite set)), where \Gamma \cong \mathbb{Z}^d is a lattice, and \mathcal{G} = \oplus_{\gamma \in \Gamma} \mathcal{G}_{\gamma} / \mathbb{Q}

Then he defined quadratic form Q on \Gamma_{\mathbb{R}} := \Gamma \otimes \mathbb{R}. Thereafter he fixed Q, and he reformulated the stability data (Z, (A_V)), where V is a strict sector ("chamber" of Donaldson theory) in \mathbb{R}^2 \cong \mathbb{C}.

He claimed that, under some assumptions, even if move Z which a little bit preserves "the" condition, A_{\Triangle} should not change. (He was working on a topology structure.)

Now he defined a continuous path in stab (\mathcal{G}) with a parameter in [0,1] for a continuous family Z_t in order to study 2 examples. The 1st example was simpler than the 2nd example: \mathcal{G} = \mathcal{gl}_n and \Gamma = \mathbb{Z}^{n-1}. In this case the walls look like a geometric vector of 2-dim Euclidean space.

4. After the tea break (15:30-), M. Kontsevich examined the 2nd example: \Gamma skew symmetric, with < , >: \Gamma \otimes \Gamma \to \mathbb{Z}, and \Gamma = \otimes_{\gamma \in \Gamma} \mathbb{Q} e_{\gamma} (e is a basis of the Fourier modes). Then he introduced a conjecture on the Donaldson-Thomas invariant \Omega (\gamma) \in \mathbb{Q} (\gamma \neq 0).

Here came the non-commutative geometry and motives; X will be a 3-dim compact Calabi-Yau equipped with a holomorphic (nowhere vanishing (3,0)-form) \Omega^{3,0}; rather than just a K3 surface. Assume that the Calabi-Yau 3-folds are endowed with a Kaehler form [\omega^{1,1}] \in H^2 (X, \mathbb{Z}). We therefore have a \Gamma = H_3 (X, \mathbb{Z}), < , > := intersection Z(\Gamma) := \int_{\gamma} \Omega^{3, 0} \in \mathbb{C}, and \Omega (\gamma) := "number" of special submanifolds of X (whose definition for the "calibrated submanifold" L \in X is such that \omega^{1,1}|_L = 0 and vol (L) = |Z (\gamma)|, but I was not certain about how to define a computable definition of this "number".) Well, we will deform Z <=> change complex str on \Omega^{3,0} by tensoring $\mathbb{C}$ with "B-field" or complexified Kaehler form.

Hereafter he explained the categorical aspects of A_{\infty}-categories / field k (similar to the Fukaya category). The object is once defined as a set of object(s) \mathcal{E}, \mathcal{F}, and the morphism is \mathbb{Z}-graded Hom^\ast (\mathcal{E}, \mathcal{F}) such that \Sum_i dim Hom^i (\mathcal{E}, \mathcal{F}) < \infty, and for all n \ge 1; \Sigma_0, ..., \Sigma_n; m_n of the following;

Hom(\mathcal{E}_0, \mathcal{E}_1) \otimes ... \otimes Hom(\mathcal{E}_{n-1}, \mathcal{E}_n) \to \Hom(\mathcal{E}, \mathbb{E}_n) of degree Z:

\Sum \pm m_i (\alpha_1 \otimes \alpha, m_1 (\alpha...) ... \alpha_n) = 0,

which is something like a unital DGA of homotopy algebras of some "mutation" like enhanced triangulated category with multiplucation structure. Then he changed the object of the category from "set" to a constructible set for any triangulated category. He compared semi-stable objects a_{\gamma} with Lie algebra A (V) of the left and the right. This comparison was done in a following way; Stab(\mathcal{C}) \to \Gamma^{\dual} \otimes \mathbb{C} is locally homeomorphism. And 2 special cases:

1. the base field k = \mathbb{F}_q

2. Hall algebras H (\mathbb{C}) (after To\"en's formula which was more complicated) = \oplus_{\gamma \in \Gamma} \H (\mathcal{C}) \gamma

The equivalence from associative algebras to Lie algebras was;

\mathcal{A} (V) := \Sum_{\mathcal{E} \in \mathcal{A} (V) / isom.} \frac{[\mathcal{E}]}{# \Aut (\mathcal{E})}. This Hall algebra in the char k = 0 will be, for example, a 3-dim Calabi-Yau. In this Calabi-Yau case, we will deal with ind-constructible A_{\infty} algebras / k. The target space is a scheme of finite type, and the object is a constructible maps. The Hall algebras will be "motivic" in the sense of motivic integration in terms of symbol $\mathbb{L}$. He used the motivic integration by means of \mathcal{U} := Ext^1 (\mathcal{E}, \mathcal{E}), with a use of formal (non-convergent) power series on \mathcal{U}. He introduced the "(super)potential" (Morse function) W (\alpha) (\alpha \in \mathbb{C} infinitely close to 0) to study the Milnor fiber (also Denef-Loeser) and vanishing cycles. The talk came to the computation of the "weight" of \mathcal{E} (with a 5-term relation for quantum torus).

Maxim Kontsevich (IHES) was on "BPS counting as hyperkaehler metric".

He started from axioms, its background physics and mathematics such as Donaldson-Thomas, quiver cluster algebras, collapsing hyperkaehler geometry, geometric Langlands and classical integrable systems (Hitchin system and Seiberg-Witten theory).

Today was the end of the joint meeting of Japan and France.

He started from axioms, its background physics and mathematics such as Donaldson-Thomas, quiver cluster algebras, collapsing hyperkaehler geometry, geometric Langlands and classical integrable systems (Hitchin system and Seiberg-Witten theory).

Today was the end of the joint meeting of Japan and France.

We are holding a joint meeting of Universities of Tokyo, Keio, and IHES (France) on the mathematical science in Japan.

Today I heard the talks of Kato and Voisin. Kato was on the moduli space and complex / p-adic mixed Hodge structure analogies. Voisin was on the geometric structure on the cohomology algebras of compact Kaehler manifolds. (Kontsevich will talk tomorrow morning at Keio, Mita Campus.)

The talk of Tohru Eguchi (and conversation between Prof. Kontsevich and Prof. Eguchi) was cancelled because of the Nobel prize in physics. Note that Eguchi was a student of Emer. Prof. Yoichiro Nambu in Chicago University more than 30 years ago. As I used to be a Ph.D. student of Eguchi, I am one of the grandchildren of Nambu.

My work on chiral algebra depends on the Higgs mechanism, which is a kind of symmetry breaking of gauge theory, is somehow a generalization of Nambu-Goldstone bosons (massless particles due to broken "global" symmetry, such as pi mesons inside atoms) into the "local" gauge symmetry (acquiring masses) of "the" standard model of elementary particle physics.

Although the Higgs boson(s) of the standard model is (or "are") now in search of LHC (Large Hadron Collider) in Europe (Geneve, Swiss), the symmetry mechanism in the quantum / statistical field theory is everywhere in theoretical physics (including condensed matter physics) or even in modern mathematics including algebro-geometry. (This standard model is still not established experimentally, because we do not know about the Higgs boson masses or their supersymmetric version (e.g. MSSM), or string theory versions.)

Dear all;

Prof. Nambu will receive the Nobel prize in physics 2008. Nambu was the supervisor of my previous supervisor Tohru Eguchi.

We must celebrate this occasion.

This weekend we held the 5th Takagi Lectures at the University of Tokyo, Komaba Campus.

At the conference, I talked to several well-known people on several well-known conjectures on mathematics and mathematical physics.

The staffs offered speeches on the occasion of 50th anniversary of IHES, France. They also encouraged younger researchers by inspiration from honored professors from abroad.

Finally, the wine party today was nice, so that we appreciated our conversations.

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- UTokyo campus information including English [PDF maps: http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/about/access.html ]
- UTokyo Libraries [including the new project of Academic Commons: http://new.lib.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/ ]
- UTokyo CO-OP [Students' Union] (Japanese only)
- Tokyo
- Yokohama [the suburb and bay area of the greater Tokyo area]
- UChicago maps that helped me survive during the April visit of 2014
- UChicago bookstores
- CTA "Bus & Rail Map" -- useful for transportation between the Hyde Park of UChicago and the Loop Area [including the Art Museum]
- The Lonely Planet
- How to walk on the earth
- A Practical English Grammar
- The IPA phonetics for the Japanese English learners. The sound is the problem of the Japanese English users.
- The official English certificate (including Cambridge and the IELTS) of the British Council
- The TOEFL test to do research in the U.K., the U.S., and some of the Japanese universities of the top level graduate schools.
- The GRE Verbal Section. The math section is easy and every Japanese undergraduate can obtain the perfect score.
- The Chicago Manual of Style
- Fulbright Grants [Japan-U.S. Educational Commission] with the official guide book: http://www.fulbright.jp/study/service/index.html

- C.V. of Makoto Sakurai (not Wikipedia)
- Another C.V. of Makoto Sakurai (LinkedIn)
- Link to Geometric Langlands Seminar with gratitute to Alexander (or Sasha) Beĭlinson
- What's different in chiral algebras [not chiral rings] from V(O)A [vertex (operator) algebras] (to be continued)
- n-category Lab (Café) for topologically twisted Conformal Field Theories and Compactification of TFT
- Before localization, better try NCR (No Country Region) option of Google.

- I submitted my entry words (to ATOK and Windows IME) including "麴町" (Koji-machi: in an environment dependent character) of the MEXT in Tokyo, which is an old-fashioned kanji of "麹町". iOS supports it, but I don't know about the Mozc and the Baidu IME. They said scholars and clerks of agencies can share the official legal words and our academic vocabulary by the ATOK Sync Advance. They don't mention Word2Vec semantics and the corpus linguistics of the big data statistics.
- The obsolete Japanese IME for Linux (ATOK X3 for Linux) and the medical / Japanese / English dictionary data (both for free [the quality is not good] and for the commercial usage: http://www.atok.com/products/ ).
- I don't buy the MacBook Pro. I don't buy your iPhone 7. It is too expensive for me.
- Fedora Public Active Mirrors: see schedule https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/26/Schedule
- Fedora 24->25 Upgrade by DNF [new: it should be done by a faster CPU PC and we should remove the texlive-scheme-full beforehand.] sudo dnf system-upgrade download --nogpgcheck --allowerasing --releasever=25
- The Linux Kernel Archives
- redhat [Red Hat Linux after Fedora]
- GCC 7.0.0 20160817 (experimental) [5.6Gb Build+2.3Gb Source git. 4.5 hours in BashOnUbuntuOnWindows (for example)], Intel C++ Compiler (Intel Parallel Studio) XE 2016, and Clang 4.0.0 with a view towards C++14, C++17, and C++1z (More than C++11 for <regex>, smart pointers & rvalue references for big data, and constexpr)
- Latest Clang building Clang: (Can) Replace Ninja by "Unix Makefiles" and then nohup make ENABLE_OPTIMIZED=1 DISABLE_ASSERTIONS=1 -j8 & (and sudo make install) to make the self-build twice faster (~25min). One can use git (clone / pull) instead of svn.
- Get the Free C++11 Compiler of Embarcadero / Clang LLVM 3.3.1 (Apple & Google) [The free Compiler part without the IDE environment.]
- F# 4.0 Programming Language: Functional programming and object oriented programming with .NET 4.6 (inside Visual Studio 2015)
- RAD Studio 10 Seattle, 10.1 Big Ben->Berlin, 10.2 Godzilla->10.3 Carnival [Japanese: http://community.embarcadero.com/blogs?view=entry&id=8674 ]

- I don't buy the MacBook Pro. I don't buy your iPhone 7. It is too expensive for me.
- Takagi Lectures of the MSJ
- The biannual meetings of the MSJ [future for 2017 in Japanese: http://www.mathsoc.jp/meeting/ ]
- Algebra Symposiums of the MSJ [Japanese]
- Embarcardero Developer Camp of RAD at Tokyo [9-December-2016]
- Embarcardero Developer Camp of RAD at Osaka [13-December-2016]
- Workshops and job opportunities at the Notices of the AMS
- The biannual meetings of the JPS in English
- The next and archives of the JPS meetings in Japanese [archive: http://www.jps.or.jp/activities/meetings/past.php ]
- The first national congress of the SMF (Mathematical Society of France) [June 6 to 10, 2016 in Tours]
- TUG, EuroTeX, and other TeX meetings

- makoto (真)
- Makoto Sakurai (桜井 [family name=Sakurai] 真 [given name=Makoto]) -- not 誠 -- is a popular name in the Japanese society, but do not confuse it with the article of Wikipedia or that of J.J.Sakurai for the "Modern Quantum Mechanics" [it's too old as physics in research] and its exercise.

I am affiliated to the American Mathematical Society (2005 Nov-), the Mathematical Society of Japan (2006 Sep-), the Physical Society of Japan (2004 Sep-), and la Société Mathématique de France (2014-Sep-).