Geometry & Topology
Thomas Mark (University of Virginia, Mathematics)
A well-known theorem of Lickorish and Wallace states that any closed orientable 3-manifold can be obtained by surgery on a link in the 3-sphere. For a given 3-manifold one can ask how "simple" a link...
Sahana Balasubramanya (UNC Greensboro)
The poset of hyperbolic structures on a group G is still very far from being understood and several questions remain unanswered. In this talk, I will speak about some new results that describe...
Honghao Gao (Institut Fourier)
Knot invariants can be defined using Legendrian isotopy invariants of the knot conormal. There are two types of invariants raised in this way: one is the knot contact differential graded algebra...
Hannah Schwartz (Bryn Mawr College, Mathematics)
David Duncan (James Madison University, Mathematics)