Topology Seminar

Organizer(s): 

For more information about this seminar, contact Zoltan Szabo, David Gabai, Sucharit Sarkar, Adam Levine, Peter Ozsvath or Lucas Culler

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Seminar Events

October 2, 2014
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Dynamics and polynomial invariants of free-by-cyclic groups

The theory developed by Thurston, Fried and McMullen provides a near complete picture of the various ways a hyperbolic 3-manifold M can fiber over the circle.

Location
Fine Hall 314
Speaker: Ilya Kapovich,
University of Illinois
October 9, 2014
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Heegaard-Floer homology of algebraic links

The intersection of an algebraic plane curve singularity with a small 3-sphere is an algebraic link. I will explain how to compute the Heegaard-Floer homology of this link in terms of the homologies of certain subvarieties in the space of functions on the plane.

Location
Fine Hall 314
Speaker: Eugene Gorsky ,
Columbia University
October 16, 2014
4:30pm - 5:30pm
TBA - Lin
Location
Fine Hall 314
Speaker: Francesco Lin,
MIT
November 6, 2014
4:30pm - 5:30pm
TBA - Hou
Location
Fine Hall 314
Speaker: Yong Hou,
Zanty Electronics
November 13, 2014
4:30pm - 5:30pm
TBA - Neumann
Location
Fine Hall 314
Speaker: Walter Neumann ,
Columbia University
November 20, 2014
4:30pm - 5:30pm
TBA - Gordon
Location
Fine Hall 314
Speaker: Cameron Gordon,
University of Texas at Austin
December 4, 2014
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Heegaard Floer homologies and cuspidal curves
Location
Fine Hall 314
Speaker: Maciej Borodzik,
University of Warsaw
December 11, 2014
3:00pm - 4:00pm
TBA - NG
Location
Fine Hall 314
Speaker: Lenny Ng ,
Duke University
April 30, 2015
4:30pm - 5:30pm
The total surgery obstruction

This is a joint Topology - Algebraic Topology seminar.

Location
Fine Hall 314
Speaker: Andrew Ranicki,
University of Edinburgh