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Spring 2015 Research Training Groups

RTG Minimal models of surfaces over non-closed fields
Contact: Sho Tanimoto
Webpage:http://math.rice.edu/~st26/papers/surfaces.pdf
Meeting: Thursdays 10:30am 0 12:00pm in Sewall 462

Date Title Speaker
January 22, 2015 Intersection theory on surfaces Yuwei Zhu
January 29, 2015 Topologies of surfaces, the construction of blow ups John Calabrese
February 5, 2015 Rational maps and linear systems Alexis Johnson
February 12, 2015 Castelnuovo’s contractibility criterion Kuan-Wen Lai
February 19, 2015 Examples of rational surfaces, linear systems of conics Masahiro Nakahara
February 26, 2015 Linear systems of cubics Richard Shadrach
March 12, 2015 Castelnuovo’s theorem Ye Luo
March 19, 2015 Cones of curves, Kleiman criterion, big divisors Yuwei Zhu
April 2, 2015 Structural results on the cone of curves Sho Tanimoto
April 9, 2015 The minimal surfaces and conic bundles Kuan-Wen Lai
April 16, 2015 Classification of minimal rational surfaces over general fields Sho Tanimoto
April 23, 2015 Rational points over function fields Masahiro Nakahara

RTG Current Topics in Topology
Contact: Allison Moore
Website: http://math.rice.edu/~ahm6/rtg.html
Meeting: Wednesdays 3:00 - 4:00pm in HBH 453

Fall 2014 Research Training Groups

RTG Algebraic Geometry Working Seminar
Contact: Brendan Hassett and Yuwei Zhu
Webpage: https://complexprinciple.wordpress.com/2014/12/25/math699-algebraic-geometry-working-seminar/
Meeting: Fridays 3:00 - 4:00pm in HBH 423

Date Title Speaker
September 5, 2014 Introduction to Lie group and Lie algebra Yuwei Zhu
September 12, 2014 Rough classification of Lie algebras Yuwei Zhu
September 19, 2014 Analyzing and representations of sl2(C) John Calabrese
September 25, 2014 Analyzing sl3(C) Masahiro Nakahara
October 3, 2014 Selected examples of representations of sl3(C) Kuan-Wen Lai
October 10, 2014 Standard procedure of analyzing simple Lie algebra Yuwei Zhu
October 17, 2014 Standard procedure of analyzing simple Lie algebra continued Yuwei Zhu
October 24, 2014 Detour to finite groups Nikita Kozin
October 31, 2014 Weyl’s construction, irreducible representations of sln(C) Nikita Kozin
November 7, 2014 Analyzing spn(C) and low-dimensional examples Kuan-Wen Lai
November 14, 2014 Analyzing son(C) and low-dimensional examples Kuan-Wen Lai
November 21, 2014 Introduction to abstract root system and Dynkin diagram Masahiro Nakahara
November 28, 2014 Thanksgiving - no lecture
December 5, 2014 Fun talk: exceptional Lie algebras and Representation ring/td> Yuwei Zhu

RTG Current Topics in Topology
Contact: Allison Moore
Website: http://math.rice.edu/~ahm6/rtg_fall14.html
Meeting: Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:00pm in HBH 453

Spring 2014 Research Training Groups

RTG Algebraic Geometry Working Seminar
Contact: Brendan Hassett
Meeting: Mondays 3:00 - 4:00pm in HBH 453

Date Title Speaker
January 27, 2014 Chow groups and rational equivalence Nikita Kozin
February 3, 2014 Derek Allums
February 10, 2014 Kuan-Wen Lai
February 17, 2014 Intersection theory Masahiro Nakahara
February 24, 2014 Intersection theory Natalie Durgin
March 10, 2014 Letao Zhang
March 17, 2014 Intersection theory Nikita Kozin
March 24, 2014 Intersection theory Nikita Kozin
March 31, 2014 Intersection theory Kuan-Wen Lai
April 7, 2014 Intersection theory Letao Zhang
April 14, 2014 Intersection theory Nikita Kozin
April 21, 2014 Intersection theory John Calabrese

Fall 2013 Research Training Groups

Writing Seminar
Contact: Allison Moore allison.h.moore@rice.edu
Meeting: Tuesdays 2:30 - 3:30pm in HBH 453

Symplectic Geometry
Contact: Robert Hardt hardt@rice.edu and Michael Wolf mwolf@rice.edu
Meeting: Mondays 12:00 - 1:00pm in HBH 453

RTG Topology Working Group Seminar
Contact: Tim Cochran and Shelly Harvey
Website: http://math.rice.edu/~shelly/top_working/
Meeting: Fridays 3:00 - 4:30pm in HBH 427

RTG Algebraic Geometry Working Seminar
Contact: Brendan Hassett
Website: http://math.rice.edu/~njd2/seminars/agworkingseminar_fall2013.html
Meeting: Thursdays 9:50 - 10:50am in HBH 423

RTG Seminar: Harmonic Maps of Hyperbolic Space
Contacts: Sinan Ariturk and Yunhui Wu
Meeting: Fridays 1:00 - 2:00pm in HBH 447

Date Title Speaker
September 6, 2013 RTG Seminar on Harmonic Maps of Hyperbolic Space: Harmonic Extension to H^3 of a Quasi-conformal map of S^2M
NOTE: 4:00 pm in HBH 453
Yunhui Wu
September 13, 2013 RTG Seminar : Harmonic Maps of Hyperbolic Space II Yunhui Wu
September 20, 2013 RTG Seminar : Harmonic Maps of Hyperbolic Space III Sinan Ariturk
September 27, 2013 RTG Seminar: Harmonic Maps of Hyperbolic Space IV Sinan Ariturk and Yunhui Wu
October 4, 2013 RTG Seminar: Harmonic Maps of Hyperbolic Space V Yunhui Wu
October 11, 2013 RTG Seminar: Harmonic Maps of Hyperbolic Space VI Sinan Ariturk