Tim Weelinck


I am a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh working with David Jordan, and a member of the Hodge Institute and Algebra and Number Theory Group at UoE.
My research interests revolve around representation theory and geometry/topology, and areas where the two collide. Currently, I'm devoting all my time to a project concerning equivariant factorization homology and quantum symmetric pairs, see Preprints/Notes below.
Before coming to Edinburgh I studied the MSc Mathematical Physics at the University of Amsterdam, and visited UC Berkeley for the academic year 2014-2015.


Visiting address:
School of Mathematics
The University of Edinburgh
James Clerk Maxwell Building
The King's Buildings
Peter Guthrie Tait Road
Scotland, UK

Room number: 5401.
E-mail: t.a.n.weelinck AT ed.ac.uk



Matt Booth and I organised Hodge Club, a seminar for postdocs and PhD students at the Hodge Institute, for the 2016-17 academic year.
Simon Crawford, Tomasz Przezdziecki and myself organised the GEARS seminar for the 2016-2017 academic year. This is a joint seminar between University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow and Heriot-Watt University aimed at PhD students that use algebra in their research.
We also ran a reading seminar on higher categories in Edinburgh, joint with students from Heriot-Watt.


January 2019 Quantum Symmetric Pairs in Topological Field Theory Aspects of Higher Representation Theory,Brussels
January 2019 Equivariant Factorization Homology and Quantum Symmetric Pairs Higher Structures in Holomorphic and Topological Field Theory,Bures-sur-Yvette
November 2018 The Shape of Data PG Colloquium, Edinburgh
October 2018 Orbifold invariants, field theory and quantum groups Mathematical Physics Seminar, Nottingham University, Nottingham
October 2018 Fourier analysis and the Langlands program Hodge club, Edinburgh
June 2018 Equivariant homology theories GEARS Seminar, Glasgow/Edinburgh
June 2018 Quantum symmetric pairs, low-dimensional topology and Hecke algebras Quantum homogeneous spaces conference,Edinburgh
February 2018 Representation Theory without Vectors Hodge Club, Edinburgh
February 2018 The Hochschild-Kostant Rosenberg Theorem NC Hodge Theory Seminar, Edinburgh
November 2017 Representation Theory of Tensor Categories Trimester Seminar, Bonn
May 2017 The Braided Geometry of Quantum Symmetric Pairs Algebra Seminar, Newcastle University, Newcastle
April 2017 The Braided Geometry of Quantum Symmetric Pairs GEARS Seminar, Glasgow/Edinburgh
March 2017 Deformations of Line Bundles Reading Course on Deformation Theory, Edinburgh
February 2017 Chern-Weil Theory Hodge Club, Edinburgh
January 2017 Characteristic Classes for Beginners Hodge Club, Edinburgh
December 2016 Introduction to Spectral Sequences Homological Algebra Seminar, Edinburgh
November 2016 A Crash Course on Classifying Spaces Research Group Seminar, Edinburgh
November 2016 Persistent Homology: Is it actually useful? PG Colloquium, Edinburgh
October 2016 Quantum Symmetric Pairs Research Group Seminar, Edinburgh
June 2016 Tannakian Techniques Ninja Workshop, Edinburgh
June 2016 The Monadology Ninja Workshop, Edinburgh
March 2016 Introduction to Factorization Homology (2 talks) TFT Working Seminar, Glasgow/Edinburgh
February 2016 The Quantum Group Revolution: Drinfeld's ICMS address GEARS Seminar, Glasgow/Edinburgh
January 2016 Sheaf Cohomology Working Seminar on Perverse Sheaves and Decomposition Theorem, Edinburgh
October 2015 Geometric Quantization & The Quantum Harmonic Oscillator Geometry Club, Edinburgh
October 2015 Quasi-Hamiltonian Reduction II: Two views on the symplectic nature of gauge theory Working Seminar on BRST Reduction, Edinburgh
October 2015 Quasi-Hamiltonian Reduction I: Quasi-Poisson Manifolds Working Seminar on BRST Reduction, Edinburgh
April 2015 Representation Theory of U_q sl_2|1 at roots of 1 GRASP Seminar, Berkeley
January 2015 Relations on M_g,n from Witten's 3-spin class GRASP Seminar, Berkeley
November 2014 Half density quantization of the moduli space of flat connections and Witten's invariants Student Seminar Symplectic and Quantum Geometry, Berkeley


April 21-22 2017 I organised the 50th ARTIN meeting for PhD students and postdocs in Edinburgh. Including a walk up Arthur's seat!

In June 2016 Tom Avery and I organised a local `mini-conference' in Edinburgh on category theory: Ninja Workshop on Category Theory.

July 2018 Higher structures in homotopy theoryCambridge
June 2018 Quantum homogeneous spaces Edinburgh
November 2017 Categorification, representation theory and symplectic geometry Bonn
October 2017 Quantum geometric and algebraic representation theory Bonn
July 2017 Infinity Operads and Applications Osnabruck
July 2017 Geometric Representation Theory Glasgow
July 2017 Infinity Operads and Applications Osnabruck
April 2017 (BIGW) Higgs bundles: algebraic and differential geometric perspectives Isle of Wight
February 2017 Workshop on quantum fields, knots and integrable systems Edinburgh
September 2016 Geometric Representation Theory and Beyond Oxford
June/July 2016 Poisson 2016 Geneva and Zürich
June 2016 European Talbot Workshop Winterberg
June 2016 Ninja Workshop on Category Theory Edinburgh
May 2016 Workshop: Categorification Bonn
November 2015 Derived Geometry Oberwolfach
November 2015 Perturbative Quantization of Gauge Theories on Manifolds with Boundary Aarhus
October 2015 Higher Structures in Geometry and Physics 2015 Bonn
September 2015 Derived Structures in Geometry and Representation Theory Oxford