Sergei Gukov (Caltech)
Title: From Ramanujan to Rokhlin, via Quantum States
Abstract: The goal of the talk, intended for a broader audience, will be to
introduce a class of functions that originate from physics, answer a
question in topology, can be computed via methods more common in the theory
of dynamical systems, and in the end turn out to enjoy beautiful modular
properties of the type first observed by Ramanujan.