- Monday, September 10, 2012
- Weiwei Wu (MSU)
- "Spherical Lagrangians via symplectic packing"

- Wednesday, September 12, 2012
- Zhongtao Wu (Caltech)
- "An introduction to the rational genus of a knot"

- Monday, September 17, 2012
- Selahi Durusoy (MSU)
- "Some properties of the space of Crowell states"

- Tuesday, September 18, 2012
- Richard Hind (Notre Dame)
- "Symplectic folding and isotopies of polydisks"

- Tuesday, September 25, 2012
- Ben Weinkove (UCSD)
- "The Ricci flow and complex geometry"
- Note: RTG Lecture

- Tuesday, September 25, 2012
- Ben Weinkove (UCSD)
- "The Chern-Ricci flow"
- Note: Special GA seminar

- Wednesday, September 26, 2012
- Dick Canary (UM)
- "Dynamics on character varieties"

- Wenesday, October 3, 2012
- Matthew Strom Borman (Chicago)
- "The size of a Weinstein neighborhood of a Lagrangian"

- Tuesday, October 9, 2012
- Christine Breiner (Columbia)
- "Structure of embedded minimal surfaces with infinite total curvature"

- Wednesday, Wednesday 17, 2012
- Dieter Kotschick (Munchen / IAS)
- "Characteristic numbers in algebraic varieties"

- Saturday, October 27, 2012 and
- Sunday, October 28, 2012
- Midwest Topology Conference
- Conference web page

- Monday, October 29, 2012
- Le Thang (Georgia Tech)
- On the growth rate of homology torsion of finite coverings"

- Tuesday, October 30, 2012
- Tullia Dymarz (Wisconsin)
- "Comparing quasi-symmetric and bi-Lipschitz maps"

- Wednesday, October 31, 2012
- Shelly Harvey (Rice)
- "Combinatorial spatial graph Floer homology"

- Tuesday, November 6, 2012, and
- Stephan Friedl (Koln)
- "Some recent developments in 3-manifold topology"

- Wednesday, November 7, 2012,
- Stephan Friedl (Koln)
- "The virtual fibering theorem for 3-manifolds"

- Monday, November 12, 2012
- Mark McLean (Simons Center / Aberdeen)
- "Positive versus non-positive log Kodaira dimension in symplectic geometry"

- Tuesday, November 13, 2012
- Jeff Streets (UC Irvine)
- "Geometric flows in complex geometry"

- Wednesday, November 14, 2012
- Jeff Streets (UC Irvine)
- "Curve shortening: an introduction to geometric flows"

- Thursday, November 15, 2012
- Daniel Smith (MSU)
- "Stability of the almost hermitian curvature flow"

- Monday, November 19, 2012
- Joel Fish (MIT)
- "From Gromov to the moon"

- Wednesday, November 28, 2012
- Mark Hagen (UM)
- "Relatively hyperbolic cubulated groups"

- Noriyuki Hamada (MSU)
- "An interpretation of the geography problem on symplectic 4-manifolds via the mapping class groups"
- 4:10 - 5:00 p.m. in C-304 WH

- Thursday, September 06, 2012
- Sven Prufer (MSU)
- "Polyfolds"

- Thursday, September 13, 2012
- Stephan Daniel Burton (MSU)
- "Unknotting tunnels of hyperbolic tunnel number n manifolds"

- Thursday, September 20, 2012
- Faramarz Vafaee (MSU)
- "Cosmetic surgery on knots"

- Thursday, September 27, 2012
- David Krcatovich (MSU)
- "Heegard Floer homology, lattice homology, and covering spaces"

- Thursday, October 4, 2012
- Daniel Smith (MSU)
- "Geometric flows on Hermitian manifolds"

- Thursday, October 11, 2012
- Christine Lee (MSU)
- "Graphical calculus of the colored Jones polynomial"

- Thursday, October 18, 2012
- Adam Giambrone (MSU)
- "A Markov-type theorem for one-vertex ribbon graphs coming from links"

- Thursday, October 25, 2012
- Cheryl Balm (MSU)
- "Generalized crossing changes in knots"

- Thursday, November 1, 2012
- Luke Williams (MSU)
- "Principle bundles"

- Thursday, November 8, 2012
- Akos Nagy (MSU)
- "Topology in solid state physics"

- Kyungbae Park (MSU)
- Heegard Floer homology of a plumbing of higher genus surfaces"

- Samuel Zhong-En Lin (MSU)
- Conformal deformation of scalar curvature"

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