Topology & Geometric Group Theory Seminar

Fall 2011

Tuesdays and some Thursdays

1:30 – 2:30, Malott 203

 Tuesday August 30 Dylan Thurston, Columbia University (visiting Cornell)
Introduction to Heegaard Floer homology
 Tuesday September 6 Justin Moore, Cornell University
Amenability and Ramsey theory
 Tuesday September 13 Organizational meeting for the 50th Topology Festival
 Tuesday September 20 Reyer Sjamaar, Cornell University
(Almost) Lagrangian fibre bundles
 Thursday September 22 Greg Kuperberg, UC Davis
Buildings, spiders, and geometric Satake
 Tuesday September 27 No meeting this week
 Tuesday October 4 Juan Alonso, Cornell University
Measure free factors of free groups
 Tuesday October 11 Fall break
 Tuesday October 18 Christian Zickert, University of Maryland
Parametrizing representations of 3-manifold groups
 Tuesday October 25 Peter Kropholler, University of Glasgow (visiting Cornell)
Wilson's short proof of the Romanovskii-Wilson theorem
 Tuesday November 1 Robert Bieri, University of Frankfurt and Binghamton University
Isolated and condensation points in the space of marked groups
 Tuesday November 8 Kim Ruane, Tufts University
Automorphism groups of right-angled Coxeter groups
 Thursday November 10 Sergio Fenley, Florida State University
Pseudo-Anosov flows in Seifert fibered and solvable 3-manifolds
 Tuesday November 15 Mark Hagen, McGill University
Graphs associated to CAT(0) cube complexes
 Tuesday November 22 Harold Sultan, Columbia University
Hyperbolic directions in CAT(0) spaces
 Tuesday November 29 Igor Mineyev, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Submultiplicativity and the Hanna Neumann Conjecture
 Thursday December 1 Nick Sheridan, MIT
Homological mirror symmetry for a Calabi-Yau hypersurface in projective space
 Tuesday December 6 Camille Horbez , Cornell University (visiting from ENS)
Sphere paths in outer space

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Organizers: Ken Brown and Karen Vogtmann
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