Geometry & Topology

The Geometry/Topology seminar is organized this academic year (2018-2019) by Ákos Nagy and Ziva Myer.

Last updated: 2020/02/24 - 6:37am
Tye Lidman (North Carolina State University, Mathematics)
Monday, February 24 - 3:15 pm
Physics 119

Homology cobordisms are a special type of manifold which are relevant to a variety of areas in geometric topology, including knot theory and triangulability. We study the behavior of a variety of...

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Linh Truong (Institute for Advanced Study, School of Mathematics)
Wednesday, February 26 - 12:00 pm
Physics 119

Homology 3-spheres, i.e. 3-dimensional manifolds with the same homology groups as the standard 3-sphere, play a central role in topology. Their study was initiated by Poincare in 1904, who constructed...

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Subhankar Dey (University of Buffalo, Mathematics)
Monday, March 2 - 3:15 pm
Physics 119

Thurston's geometrization conjecture and its subsequent proof for Haken manifolds distinguish knots in S^3 by the geometries in the complement of the knots. While the definition of alternating knots...

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Sabrina Pauli (University of Oslo)
Monday, March 9 - 3:15 pm
Physics 119

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Yu Pan (MIT, Mathematics)
Monday, March 23 - 3:15 pm
Physics 119

Justin Sawon (UNC Chapel Hill, Mathematics)
Monday, March 30 - 3:15 pm
Physics 119

Compact holomorphic Lagrangian fibrations are higher-dimensional analogues of elliptic K3 surfaces. Their generic fibres are abelian varieties and singular fibres occur in complex codimension one. The...

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John Lind (CSU-Chico)
Monday, April 6 - 3:15 pm
Physics 119

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Ao Sun (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Monday, April 20 - 3:15 pm
119 Physics