Topology Seminar


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

*This will take place on a Wednesday.

Spring 2015

DateNameInstitutionTitle (click for abstract if available)
02-02Andy PutmanRice UniversityIntegrality in the Steinberg module and the top-dimensional cohomology of GL_n(O_K)
02-09Jonathan HanselmanUT AustinObtaining L-spaces by splicing knot complements
02-16David CohenRice UniversityStrongly aperiodic subshifts of finite type
02-18*Stefan FriedlUniversität RegensburgThe Thurston norm for 3-manifolds and Fox calculus
02-23Ina PetkovaRice UniversityAn overview of tangle Floer homology
03-30Wouter van LimbeekUniversity of ChicagoHigher rank rigidity in projective geometry
04-13Faramarz VafaeeCaltechL-space knots and Heegaard Floer theory
04-20Mike WongColumbia UniversityThe unoriented skein exact triangle for grid homology
04-27Nick ZufeltUT AustinReducible Surgeries and Heegaard Floer Homology
05-04Andrew PenlandTexas A&MTBA

Fall 2014

DateNameInstitutionTitle (click for abstract if available)
09-08Neil FullartonRicePalindromic automorphisms of free groups
09-15David KrcatovichRiceThe reduced knot Floer complex
09-22John HempelRiceSome 3-manifold groups with the same finite quotients
09-29Diego VelaRiceInfection by a string link
10-20Ben McReynoldsPurdueArithmetic progressions and primitive geodesics
10-27Khalid Bou-RabeeCCNYNormal systolic growth of linear groups
11-03Bena TshishikuUniversity of ChicagoPoint-pushing and Nielsen realization
11-10Alexander EllisUniversity of OregonTBA
11-12*Yajing LiuUCLAL-space links and link surgery formula
11-17John Wiltshire-GordonUniversity of MichiganTBA
11-24No seminar (moved to 11/12)

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