Columbia Geometric Topology Seminar

 ARCHIVE: Fall  2006

(SPRING 2007:

Unless a change is noted below, the Columbia Geometric Topology Seminar takes place Fridays at 1:00pm in 507 Mathematics.  All are welcome. 

Click on the title of a talk for the abstract (if available).
September 15
Double Header!
10:45am and 1:00pm
Matthias Kreck – Heidelberg Elementary computation of low dimensional bordism groups and Rohlin's theorem.
Matthias Kreck – Heidelberg Simply connected asymmetric manifolds.
September 22 Dylan Thurston A combinatorial definition of Heegaard Floer homology for links
September 25
Monday 4pm
Dani Wise – McGill Special cube complexes
September 26
Tuesday 4pm
Stavros Garoufalidis – Georgia Tech  Gevrey series in quantum topology
September 29 Stavros Garoufalidis – Georgia Tech  Resurgent functions in quantum topology
October 6, 10:45
Note Time!
Joan Licata  Pretzel links and the Thurston norm
October 13 Aaron Lauda  Open-closed TQFTs and Tangle homology
October 20 Thang Le – Georgia Tech L^2-torsion and knot invariants 
October 27 Dylan Thurston   Combinatorial Heegard-Floer homology: Invariance and invariants of transverse knots
November 3 Kasra Rafi  Closed geodesics in the thin part of moduli space 
November 10
Double header!
10:45am and 1:00pm
Catharina Stroppel The representation theory and geometry behind Khovanov homology 
Lev Birbriar – Universidade Federal do Ceará Lipschitz geometry of complex surfaces 
November 17 Joseph Masters – Buffalo 1-relator groups and Heegaard splittings
November 24 No Seminar, University Holiday  
December 1
Note times!
Anna Wienhard – Chicago, 10:45a "Representations of Surface Groups and higher Teichmueller spaces 
Paul Seidel, 2:30p Homological algebra of Lefschetz fibrations 
December 8 William Jaco  The Homeomorphism Problem (following the Geometrization Conjecture) 
December 15 Lisa Traynor  Legendrian Torus Links
December 22    

 Spring  2007

February 16 Indira Chatterji  

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