Fall 2017

Date Speaker Topic
8-21
8-28 none University closed.
9-4 none
Labor Day
9-11 Alan Reid (Rice)
Arithmetic of Dehn surgery points and Azumaya algebras over canonical curves.
9-18 Neil Fullarton (Rice) The period mapping on outer space.
9-25 John Hempel (Rice)
Surface presentations of groups.
10-2 Mark Pengitore (Purdue)
Translation-like actions of nilpotent groups.
10-9 none
Midterm recess
10-16 Shelly Harvey (Rice)
Corank of 3-manifold groups G with H_2(G)=0
10-23 Sam Kim (Seoul National University) Free products in Diff(S^1).
10-30 Genevieve Walsh (Tufts) Relatively hyperbolic groups vs 3-manifold groups.
11-3 (Friday!) Matthew Stover (Temple) Geometry & topology of complex hyperbolic 2-manifolds.
11-6 Ted Chinburg (Univ. of Pennsylvania)
Arithmetic topology.
11-13

11-20
11-27

Spring 2018

Date Speaker Topic
1-8

1-15 none MLK day
1-22

1-29
Reserved.
2-2 (Friday!) Steven Boyer (UQAM)
Deforming foliations in branched covers and the L-space conjecture.
2-5

2-12

2-19 Priyam Patel (UCSB)
Homomorphisms of pure mapping class groups to the integers.
2-26

3-5 Corey Bregman (Brandeis)
TBA
3-12 none Spring break
3-19

3-26

4-2 Adam Saltz (University of Georgia)
TBA.
4-9 Robert Kropholler (Tufts)
TBA.
4-16
Vinh Dang (Lone Star College) TBA.

Meeting time and place: Mondays from 4pm - 5pm in Herman Brown 427