UB Geometry and Topology Seminar 

2015-2016

 

Unless noted, all seminars are on Friday at 4pm, in Mathematics 122. Past seminar listings: 2013-2014, 2014-2015.

Sept 4       Organizational meeting.
Sept 11       Adam S. Sikora (Buffalo) Skein Algebras of Surfaces
Sept 18       No Seminar
Sept 25       TBA: TBA
Oct 2       Joel Louwsma Stable commutator length in Baumslag-Solitar groups
Oct 9       TBA: TBA
Oct 16       Kasra Rafi (U. Toronto) -- postponed TBA
Oct 23       TBA: TBA
Oct 30       TBA: TBA
Nov 6       TBA: TBA
Nov 13       Tarik Aougab (Brown U.): Local geometry of k-curve graphs
Nov 20       Anastasia Tsvietkova (UC Davis) Hyperbolic structures from link diagrams
Nov 27       Thanksgiving break
Dec 4       TBA: TBA
Dec 11       TBA: TBA

Spring 2016

Jan 29       TBA: TBA
Feb 5       TBA: TBA
Feb 12       TBA: TBA
Feb 19       Erkao Bao (UCLA): Semi-global Kuranishi structures and contact homology
Feb 26       Hans Boden (Mcmaster U.) A classical approach to virtual knots
Mar 4       L. Siebenmann (Université de Paris-Sud) Towards a more geometric understanding of planar flows.
Mar 11       TBA: TBA
Mar 18       Spring Break
Mar 25       TBA: TBA
Apr 1,8,15       TBA: TBA
Apr 22       Juanita Pinzon-Caicedo (U. of Georgia) An Overview of Relative Trisections

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