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Shelly Harvey Associate Professor Director of Graduate Studies Department of Mathematics Rice University office: Herman Brown 446 fax: (713)3485231 phone: (713)3483659 email: shelly at rice dot edu My schedule for spring 2016


This research is partially supported by the National Science Foundation (DMS1309070). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.  
Research Funding from the National Science Foundation 
Research Interests:
Lowdimensional
topology and geometry, group theory, noncommutative
algebra.
Curriculum Vitae
Publications and Preprints from arXiv.org
Publications from MathSciNet
Ph.D. Students:
Carolyn Otto, Ph.D. May 2011
Thesis: The (n)solvable filtration of the link concordance group and Milnor's invariants
Taylor Martin, Ph.D. May 2013
Thesis: Lower order solvabilty of links
Taylor McNeill, Ph.D. May 2013
Thesis: A new filtration of the Magnus kernel
Katherine Vance, Ph.D. May 2016
Thesis: Tau invariants of spatial graphs
JungHwan Park, Ph.D. expected May 2017
Anthony Bosman, Ph.D. expected 2017
Miriam Kuzbary
Sarah Seger
Seminars:
Topology
Seminar
VIGRE: Math 699  Current Topics in Topology
Rice Math
Calendar
Conferences organized
Topology
in Dimension 3.5: A conference in memory of Tim Cochran, June 14,
2016
"Hempelfest" 3Manifolds: Heegaard Splittings, the Curve Complex, and Hyperbolic geometry, Rice University, April 1921, 2013.
Special Session on LowDimensional Topology at the AWM Research Symposium, Santa Clara, CA, March 1617, 2013
AMS Special Session on Knot Theory at the Joint Math Meetings, Boston, MA, January 47, 2012.
Special Session on Low Dimensional Topology and Geometry at the AMS Fall Southeastern Section Meeting, WinstonSalem, NC, September 2425, 2011.
AMS Special Session on Knot Theory at the Joint Math Meetings, New Orleans, LA, January 89, 2011.
Special Session on Low Dimensional Topology at the AMS Fall Eastern Section Meeting, Middletown, CT, October 1112, 2008.
3^{rd} Annual Louisiana Texas Topology Retreat, Rice University, February
910, 2008 (Pictures)
Second
LouisianaTexasTopologyRetreat (LTTR), February 34, 2007
2006 Texas Geometry and Topology Conference at Rice University, Oct 2729, 2006
Selected Research Talks:
The geometry of knot concordance spaces; Topology Seminar, UC Berkeley, September 2014.
4dimensional equivalence relations on knots; Invited Address at the AMS Southeastern Sectional Meeting in WinstonSalem, NC, September 2011.
Knots and link
concordance; Connections for Women: Homology Theories of Knots and
Links at MSRI, January 2010.
Torsion in the knot concordance group; Cascade Topology Seminar, University of Oregon, October 2009.
Torsion in the knot concordance group; 2009 Georgia
International Topology Conference, May 2009.
A survey of knot theory and its
combinatorial invariants; CombinaTexas: Combinatorics in the
Southcentral US conference, University of Houston, April 2009.
Subgroups of the mapping class group and higherorder
signature cocycles; Colloquium, University of Indiana,
Bloomington, March 2009.
Subgroups of the mapping
class group and higherorder signature cocycles; Texas Geometry and Topology Conference, University of Houston, February 2009.
Filtrations of the Knot Concordance Group; Colloquium at University of Riverside,
December 2008.
Classical Knot Concordance and
Blanchfield Duality; "Geometric Topology Conference," Beijing 2007.
New Phenomena in Knots and Links; "4Dimensional
Manifolds," Oberwolfach 2006.
Group theoretic invariants of
links and 3manifolds; "3manifolds after Perelman," Edinburgh,
Scotland, March 2006.
Homology Equivalence of Groups and
Spaces; "Knots and their manifold stories" held at BIRS in May 2004.
Teaching:
Math 304  Elements of Knot Theory (Spring 2016)
Math 445/540  Algebraic Topology (Spring 2016)
Math 304  Elements of Knot Theory (Spring 2014)
Math 445/540  Algebraic Topology (Spring 2014)
Math 356  Abstract Algebra I (Spring 2013)
Math 445/540  Algebraic
Topology (Spring 2013)
Math 304  Elements of Knot Theory (Spring 2012)
Math 445/540  Algebraic
Topology (Spring 2012)
Math 445/540  Algebraic
Topology (Spring 2010)
Math 542  Topics in Advanced Topology: Advanced Algebraic
Topology (Spring 2010)
Math 543  Topics in
LowDimensional Topology [Topic: 4Manifolds] (Spring 2010)
Math 300  Knot Theory (Fall 2009)
Math 543  Topics in LowDimensional Topology: Products in Legendrian Contact Homology (Fall 2009)
Math 445  Algebraic Topology (Spring 2009)
Math 542  Topics in Advanced Topology: Knot Homologies (Spring 2009)
Math 356  Abstract Algebra I (Spring 2008)
Math 445  Algebraic Topology (Spring 2008)
Math 445  Algebraic Topology (Spring 2007)
Math 102  Single Variable Calculus II (Spring 2006)
Math 542  Symplectic Geometry and Topology (Spring 2006)
Math 401  Differential Geometry (Fall 2005)
(MIT)18.904 Undergraduate Seminar in Topology (Spring 2005)
(MIT)18.905 Algebraic Topology (Fall 2004)