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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March 5, 2015
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Functoriality in Khovanov-Floer theories

There has been a lot of interest in recent years in connections between Khovanov homology and Floer theory. These connections usually come in the form of spectral sequences, with E_2 page the Khovanov homology of a link and converging to the relevant Floer theory.

Location
Fine Hall 314
Speaker: John Baldwin,
Boston College
March 12, 2015
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Burnside category and Khovanov homotopy type

I will review Khovanov homology in terms of a functor from the cube category to the category of (graded) abelian groups.

Location
Fine Hall 314
Speaker: Sucharit Sarkar,
Princeton University
March 26, 2015
4:30pm - 5:30pm
TBA - Robert Lipshitz
Location
Fine Hall 314
Speaker: Robert Lipshitz,
University of North Carolina
April 2, 2015
4:30pm - 5:30pm
TBA - Doug LaFountain
Location
Fine Hall 314
Speaker: Doug LaFountain,
Western Illinois University
April 9, 2015
4:30pm - 5:30pm
TBA - Christopher Scaduto
Location
Fine Hall 314
Speaker: Christopher Scaduto,
UCLA
April 16, 2015
4:30pm - 5:30pm
TBA - Feng Luo
Location
Fine Hall 314
Speaker: Feng Luo,
Rutgers University
April 23, 2015
4:30pm - 5:30pm
TBA - Jonathan Hanselman
Location
Fine Hall 314
Speaker: Jonathan Hanselman,
Columbia 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