** Swarnava Mukhopadhyay**

University of Maryland, USA

July 28, 2016

**Generalized Theta functions, Strange duality and odd orthogonal bundles on curves**:
Generalized theta functions are a non-abelian generalization for the
classical theta functions. In this talk, we study the space of generalized theta functions for odd orthogonal bundles with nontrivial Stiefel-Whitney class and the associated space of twisted spin bundles. We will present a Verlinde type formula that was conjectured by Oxbury-Wilson and address the issue of strange duality for odd orthogonal bundles.