**Date & Time:** Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 14:30-15:30.

**Venue:** Ramanujan Hall

**Speaker:** Nitin Nitsure,

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai

**Title:** The Narasimhan-Seshadri Theorem revisited

**Abstract:** The Narasimhan-Seshadri Theorem recently completed 50 years of its existence. It has been one of the most influential theorems in algebraic geometry over the past several decades. In this talk, I will give a popular introduction to the theorem, and then sketch a new proof which is based on fundamental techniques of modern algebraic geometry, replacing some of the analytic ideas in the original proof.