Past Seminars

Spring 2006 Geometry & Topology Seminars

Floer Homology Seminar - Meeting time: Wednesdays, 4:10 - 5:30, A304 Wells Hall
Date Details  
Jan 18 Lawrence Roberts, 'Concordance invariants of knots'  
Jan 25 No meeting this week -- Lenny Ng Colloquium lecture  
Feb 1  No meeting this week -- Colloquium lecture  
Feb 10
Arda Bugra Ozer, 'More on the Ozsvath-Szabo concordance invariant'.
Friday
3:00-3:50 - Note Special Time. Room: C311 Wells Hall
 
Feb 22 Peter Ozsvath, Columbia U. 'Heegaard Floer homology and the Thurston norm'  
Mar 1  Adam Knapp, 'Symplectically nonisotopic Lagrangian tori'  
Mar 22 Matt Hedden, Princeton U. 'Smooth concordance invariants'  
Apr 5  Danny Calegari -- See Topology Seminar  
Apr 12 Lawrence Roberts, 'Heegaard-Floer homology and rational blowdowns'  
Apr 19  Yasha Eliashberg, Stanford U, Phillips Lecture
'Symplectic geometry of affine complex manifolds'
 
 
Geometric Analysis Seminar - Meeting time: Tuesdays, 4:10 - 5:30, A304 Wells Hall
Date Details
Jan17        John Lott, U. Michigan,  'Long-time behavior of type-III Ricci flow solutions'
1:30 - 2:45, A-304 Wells Hall. Note the change of time.
Jan 24  No meeting this week -- Colloquium lecture
Jan 31  No meeting this week -- Colloquium lecture
Mar 31
Friday  
Huai-Dong Cao, Lehigh U. 'Stability of Ricci solitons'
3:00 -4:00, A-304 Wells Hall. Note the change of time and day.
Apr 11  Mao-Pei Tsui, U. Toledo. 'Mean curvature flows and homotopy of maps between spheres'  
Apr 14
Friday
 
Lei Ni, UCSD, 'Mean value theorems and Ricci flow'
3:00 -4:00, A-304 Wells Hall. Note the change of time and day.
Apr 18 Yasha Eliashberg, Stanford U, Phillips Lecture      B102 Wells Hall.
'Geometry of contact transformations: orderability vs. squeezing'.
 
Graduate Student Seminar - Meeting times: Tuesdays, 2:30 - 3:30 and Wednesdays, 3:00 - 3:50, A517 Wells Hall
Date Details
Jan 18 Inanc Baykur, 'Convexity in symplectic geometry'
Jan 24  Inanc Baykur, 'Open book decompositions and contact structures'
Jan 31  Inanc Baykur, 'Open book decompositions and contact structures, II'
Feb 1  Joerg Enders, 'Gradient solitons of positive curvature'
Feb 7  Oh Hoon Kwon, 'Gromov-Hausdorff convergence and the (pre)compactness theorem'
Feb 8  Adam Knapp, 'Planar open books and the Weinstein Conjecture'
Feb 14  Firat Arikan, 'Constructions of PALFs on compact Stein surfaces'
Feb 15  Cagri Karakurt, 'Contact surgery diagrams'
Feb 21 Peter Ozsvath, Columbia U. 'Introduction to Heegaard Floer homology'      SPECIAL RTG LECTURE
Feb 22  Adam Knapp, 'Contact homologies'
Feb 28  Firat Arikan, 'Kirby diagrams of Stein manifolds'
Mar 1  Arda Bugra Ozer, 'The Ozsvath-Szabo contact invariant'
Mar 14  Firat Arikan, 'Kirby diagrams of Stein manifolds, II'
Mar 15  Arda Bugra Ozer, 'The Ozsvath-Szabo contact invariant, II'
Mar 22  Onur Agirseven, 'Introduction to mapping class groups of surfaces'
Mar 23
(Thurs)
Matt Hedden, Princeton U. 'Floer homology and embedded surfaces: Adjunction inequalities'        SPECIAL RTG LECTURE
Mar 29  Onur Agirseven, 'Introduction to mapping class groups of surfaces, II'
Mar 30
(Thurs)
Huai-Dong Cao, Lehigh U. 'Introduction to Ricci flow'
SPECIAL RTG LECTURE
Apr 4 
4:10 - 5:00
Danny Calegari, California Inst.of Technology, 'Shrinkwrapping, and the taming of hyperbolic 3-manifolds'  SPECIAL RTG LECTURE
Apr 5 Onur Agirseven, 'Introduction to mapping class groups of surfaces, III: Dehn twist relations'
Apr 12 Onur Agirseven, 'Introduction to mapping class groups of surfaces, IV: Presentations'
Apr 19 Firat Arikan, 'Symplectic caps'
Apr 26 Adam Knapp, A computation of Lagrangian Floer homology when π2(X,L) ≠ 0
 
Graduate Student Seminar - Math 869 - Meeting time: Wednesdays, 9:10 - 10:00, A517 Wells Hall
Date Details
Jan 18 Organizational Meeting                                                           
Jan 25 Victor Piercey, 'The topology of CW-complexes'
Feb 1  Michael Gary Dabkowski, 'Euclidean neigborhood retracts' 
Feb 8  Dogan Baris, 'The compact-open topology' 
Feb 15  Matthew Bond, 'The realization of finitely presented groups as the fundamental groups of 4-manifolds' 
Feb 22  Burak Yildiz, 'Knot projections, Reidemeister moves and Seifert surfaces' 
Mar 1  Nathan Sunukjian, 'Cyclic covers of knot complements' 
Mar 15  Andrew Cooper, 'The Alexander module, the Alexander polynomial, and π1 of the knot complement' 
Room and time change: C110 Wells Hall, 11:30 - 12:20
Mar 17
Friday  
Carlos Vega, 'Homology and the fundamental group' 
Room and time change: C110 Wells Hall, 11:30 - 12:20
Mar 22  Thomas Jaeger, 'The Alexander horned sphere' 
Apr 5  Yuting Zou, 'On the Lefschetz fixed point theorem' 
Apr 12  Andrew Cooper, 'The axioms of homology' 
Apr 19  Ignat Soroko, 'The homology of lens spaces' 
Apr 26 Kwangho Choi, 'Stiefel-Whitney classes and numbers'
 
Topology Seminar - Meeting time: Mondays, 4:10 - 5:30, A304 Wells Hall
Date Details  
Jan 23 Renzo Cavalieri, University of Michigan, 'Hurwitz numbers and admissible covers' 
Room and time change: 3:00 - 4:00, A517 Wells Hall
 
Jan 30 No meeting this week -- Colloquium lecture   
Feb 20  Selman Akbulut, 'Real algebraic stuctures'
Room change: A517 Wells Hall
 
Feb 27  Dave Futer, 'Which arborescent links are hyperbolic?'   
Apr 5 Danny Calegari, Cal. Tech., 'Real places and torus bundles'  
Apr 10  Spiro Karigiannis, 'Deforming topological G2 structures using vector fields'  
Apr 24  Spiro Karigiannis, 'Deforming topological G2 structures using vector fields (continued)'  
 
Geometry/Topology Colloquium Speakers - Meeting time: Various, A304 Wells Hall
Date Details
Wed Jan 25
4:10 pm 
Lenny Ng, Stanford U., 'Contact Geometry, Holomorphic Curves and Topology'
Thurs Mar 30
4:10 pm 
Jaroslaw Wlodarczyk, Purdue U., 'Algebraic Morse Theory and factorization of birational maps'
Thurs Apr 13
4:10 pm 
Lei Ni, UCSD, 'Gradient estimates in geometric analysis'
Apr 20
4:10 pm 
Yasha Eliashberg, Stanford U, Phillips Lecture
'Differential equations arising in Symplectic Field Theory'
   

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