Topology Seminar


Seminar meets: Mondays from 4pm-5pm in HB 427
Tea in the math commons room before the talk (3:30-4pm)
Contacts:    Tim Cochran    Shelly Harvey    Andy Putman

*This will take place on a Friday.

Spring 2014

DateNameInstitutionTitle (click for abstract if available)
1-27Ken BakerUniversity of MiamiNon-looseness of non-loose knots
2-10Joshua GreeneBoston CollegeNon-simple genus minimizers in lens spaces
2-17Oscar Randal-WilliamsCambridgeAbelianisations of the mapping class groups of some highly-connected manifolds
2-24Katie MannUniversity of ChicagoSurface groups, representation spaces, and rigidity
3-10Sebastian HurtadoBerkeleyRigidity of diffeomorphism groups
3-17Laura StarkstonUT AustinCut-paste operations on symplectic manifolds
4-7Peter Lambert-ColeLSUtba
4-14Math 699 swaps times with Topology Seminar
4-18*Jennifer HomColumbiatba
4-21Sebastian HenselUniversity of Chicagotba

Fall 2013

DateNameInstitutionTitle (click for abstract if available)
8-26Arunima RayRice UniversityCasson towers and filtrations of the smooth knot concordance group
9-2Labor Day - no classes
9-9Arunima RayRice UniversitySatellite operators with distinct iterates in smooth concordance
9-16Allison MooreRice UniversityPretzel knots admitting L-space surgeries
9-23James CooperRice UniversityTwo mod-p Johnson filtrations
10-14Midterm recess - no classes
10-21Orsola TommasiHannoverStable cohomology of toroidal compactifications of the moduli space of abelian varieties
10-28Tim CochranRice UniversityShake concordant knots that are not concordant
11-4Taehee KimKonkuk UniversityCharacter varieties and detecting fiberedness of knots
11-11David CohenRice UniversityThe isoperimetric inequality for the symplectic group
12-2Jenny WilsonUniversity of ChicagoStability phenomena for sequences of representations of the classical Weyl groups

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