Topology Seminar

Topology & Geometric Group Theory Seminar

Spring 2011

1:30 – 2:30, Malott 224

Tuesdays and some Thursdays

 Tuesday January 25 Iddo Samet, Hebrew University
Homology and volume of negatively curved orbifolds
 Tuesday February 1 Tom Church, Chicago
Representation theory and homological stability
 Tuesday February 8 Organizational meeting for the Topology Festival
 Tuesday February 15 Tim Riley, Cornell
The Dehn function of Baumslag's metabelian group
 Tuesday February 22 Tomoo Matsumura, Cornell
Hamiltonian Torus Actions on Orbifolds
 Thursday March 3 Matt Clay, Allegheny College
The geometry of right-angled Artin subgroups of mapping class groups
 Tuesday March 8 Sang-hyun (Sam) Kim, KAIST and Tufts
Hyperbolic surface subgroups of one-ended doubles of free groups
 Tuesday March 15 Juan Alonso, Cornell
New examples of the cyclic JSJ decomposition for groups
 Tuesday March 22 Spring break
 Tuesday March 29 Chris Cashen, Utah
Virtually geometric multiwords
 Tuesday April 5 Owen Baker, Cornell
The Jacobian Map on Outer Space
 Tuesday April 12 Ilya Kapovich, Urbana
Spectrally rigid subsets of free groups
 Thursday April 14 Nitu Kitchloo, UCSD
Bott-Samelson resolutions, universal lifts and Kac-Moody groups
 Tuesday April 19 Pallavi Dani, Louisiana State University
Filling invariants at infinity
 Tuesday April 26 Victor Kostyuk, Cornell
Contractibility of fixed point sets in an outer space for 2-dimensional right-angled Artin groups

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Past talks: Fall 2010 | Spring 2010 | Fall 2009 | Spring 2009 | Fall 2008 | Spring 2008 | Fall 2007 | Previous years

Organizers: Tim Riley and Karen Vogtmann
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