Past Seminars

Spring 2012 Geometry & Topology Seminars

  • Geometric Analysis:
  • (04/24) Pengzi Miao (Miami), "Remarks on scalar curvature rigidity of domains in the hemisphere"
  • Time: 4:10 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: A-304 Wells Hall
  • Low Dimensional Topology:
  • (04/25) Nina White (Michigan), "Bounds on eigenvalues of the Laplacian for certain classes of hyperbolic 3-manifolds"
  • Time: 4:10 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: A-304 Wells Hall
  • Student Geometry/Topology:
  • (04/26) David Krcatovich (MSU), "TBA"
  • Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: A-304 Wells Hall
  • Student Geometry/Topology:
  • (04/20) Wei Fan (MSU), "Wall's theorem, the relative case"
  • Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: A-304 Wells Hall
  • Low Dimensional Toplogy:
  • (04/09) David Futer (Temple), "Small volume link orbifolds"
  • Time: 4:10 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: A-304 Wells Hall
  • Low Dimensional Toplogy:
  • (04/10) Chris Douglas (Oxford), "Local toplogical field theory"
  • Time: 4:10 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: A-304 Wells Hall
  • Low Dimensional Toplogy:
  • (04/11) Chris Douglas (Oxford), "Fusion categories and field theories"
  • Time: 4:10 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: A-304 Wells Hall
  • Low Dimensional Toplogy:
  • (04/12) Sven Prufer (MSU), "Gromov's non-squeezing theorem"
  • Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: A-304 Wells Hall
  • Low Dimensional Toplogy:
  • (04/02) Andras Stipsicz (Renyi Institute, and Princeton University), "Knots in Lattice homology"
  • Time: 4:10 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: A-304 Wells Hall
  • Student Geometry/Toplogy:
  • (04/05) Manousos Maridakis(MSU), TBA
  • Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: A-304 Wells Hall
  • Geometric Analysis:
  • (03/27) Liviu Nicolaescu (Notre Dame), "Random Morse functions on compact manifolds"
  • Time: 4:10 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: A-304 Wells Hall
  • Low Dimensional Topology:
  • (03/28) Catherine Pfaff (Bard College), "Constructing and classifying fully irreducible outer automorphisms of free groups"
  • Time: 4:10 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: A-304 Wells Hall
  • Student Geometry/Toplogy:
  • (03/29) Adam Giambrone (MSU), "Homogeneous links"
  • Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: A-304 Wells Hall
  • Geometric Analysis:
  • (03/20) Keith Burns (Northwestern), "Ergodicity of the Weil-Peterson geodesic flow"
  • Time: 4:10 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: A-304 Wells Hall
  • Student Geometry/Toplogy:
  • (03/22) Dan Smith (MSU), "Stability of geometric flows"
  • Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: A-304 Wells Hall
  • Low Dimensional Topology:
  • (03/12) Thomas Jaeger (Syracuse), "Twisting in Khovanov and Knot Floer Homology"
  • Time: 4:10 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: A-304 Wells Hall
  • Low Dimensional Topology:
  • (03/13) Sam Gunningham (Northwestern), "Introduction to Topological Quantum Field Theory (Cups, caps, and pairs of pants)"
  • Time: 4:10 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: A-304 Wells Hall
  • Low Dimensional Topology:
  • (03/14) Sam Gunningham (Northwestern), "Spin Hurwitz Numbers and TQFT"
  • Time: 4:10 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: A-304 Wells Hall
  • Student Geometry/Topology:
  • (03/15) Chris Hays (MSU), "Surfaces in S2 x S2"
  • Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: A-304 Wells Hall
  • Student Geometry/Topology:
  • (03/01) Indra Shottland (MSU), TBA
  • Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: A-304 Wells Hall
  • Student Geometry/Toplogy:
  • (02/23) Christine Lee (MSU), "Slopes of colored Jones polynomials"
  • Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: A-304 Wells Hall
  • Colloquium:
  • (02/13) Ovidiu Munteanu (Columbia University), "The geometry and topology of Ricci solitons"
  • Time: 4:10 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: A-304 Wells Hall
  • Low Dimensional Topology:
  • (02/14) John Pardon (Stanford), "Totally disconnected groups (not) acting on three manifolds"
  • Time: 4:10 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: A-304 Wells Hall
  • Student Geometry/Topology:
  • (02/16) Luke Williams (MSU), "Generalized nuclei and exotic structures"
  • Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: A-304 Wells Hall
  • Geometric Analysis:
  • (02/07) Sergei Tabachnikov (Penn State University), "Tire tracks geometry, hatchet planimeter, Menzin's conjecture, and complete integrability"
  • Time: 3:00 - 3:50 p.m.
  • Location: A-304 Wells Hall
  • Geometric Analysis:
  • (02/08) Sergei Tabachnikov (Penn State University), "Pentagram map, twenty years after"
  • Time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
  • Location: A-304 Wells Hall
  • Student Geometry/Topology:
  • (02/09) Akos Nagy (MSU), "Stein fillings of contact 3-manifolds"
  • Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: A-304 Wells Hall

Past Seminars

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