**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 |
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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

**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 |
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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 sl_{2}(C) |
John Calabrese |

September 25, 2014 | Analyzing sl_{3}(C) |
Masahiro Nakahara |

October 3, 2014 | Selected examples of representations of sl_{3}(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 sl_{n}(C) |
Nikita Kozin |

November 7, 2014 | Analyzing sp and low-dimensional examples_{n}(C) |
Kuan-Wen Lai |

November 14, 2014 | Analyzing so and low-dimensional examples_{n}(C) |
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

**RTG Algebraic Geometry Working Seminar**

Contact: Brendan Hassett

Meeting: Mondays 3:00 - 4:00pm in HBH 453

Date | Title | Speaker |
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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 |

**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 |
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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 |