Geometry & Topology Seminar 2014

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Semester 2, 2014

Talks in Semester 2 will be from 11:00–12:00 in Carslaw 535A unless noted otherwise. The titles below should be linked to the abstracts.

Wednesday 3 December, 10:00–11:00
Mihai Tibar (Lille 1) Fibrations of polynomial functions and singularities at infinity
Wednesday 3 December, 11:00–12:00
Jonathan Spreer (Queensland) Triangulations of the K3 surface
Wednesday 19 November in the AGR
Neil Hoffman (Melbourne) Verified canonical triangulations of hyperbolic 3-manifolds
Wednesday 29 October
Sasha Fish (Sydney) Ergodic theorems for amenable groups
Wednesday 22 October
Adam Piggott (Bucknell) The Bieri-Neumann-Strebel Invariant of the Pure Symmetric Automorphisms of a Right-Angled Artin Group
Wednesday 15 October
Jonathan Hillman (Sydney) Sections of Surface Bundles
Wednesday 8 October
Pep Burillo (Catalunya) The growth rate for Baumslag-Solitar groups: Metric estimates and lower bounds
Wednesday 1 October
Mid-semester break
Wednesday 24 September
Murray Elder (Newcastle) The complexity of solutions to equations in free groups
Wednesday 17 September
Satoshi Koike (Hyogo) Finiteness on semialgebraic types of Nash mappings defined on a Nash surface
Wednesday 10 September
James Parkinson (Sydney) A Multiplicative Ergodic Theorem for p-adic Lie groups
Wednesday 3 September
Alan McCarthy (UNSW) Flat Tori of Finite Type in \(S^3\)
Wednesday 27 August
Emma Carberry (Sydney) Toroidal Soap Bubbles: Constant Mean Curvature Tori in \(S^3\) and \(R^3\)
Wednesday 20 August
Tony Bahri (Rider) Recent results about polyhedral products and toric spaces
Wednesday 13 August
Peter Abramenko (Virginia) On finite and elementary generation of \(SL_2(R)\)
Wednesday 6 August
Anne Thomas (Glasgow) Quasi-isometry and commensurability for right-angled Coxeter groups
Wednesday 30 July
Joseph Maher (CUNY) The Casson invariants of random Heegaard splittings

Semester 1

Monday 30 June 829
noon – 1pm Kwok-Kun Kwong New Monotone Quantities along Inverse Curvature Flows and Minkowski Type Formulas
Tuesday 20 May 535A
noon – 1pm Daryl Cooper Projective Stuctures on Manifolds
Thursday 8 May 707A
noon – 1pm Bin Zhou The Bernstein theorem for a class of fourth order equations
Tuesday 29 April 535A
noon – 1pm Valentina-Mira Wheeler Some free boundary value problems in mean curvature flow and fully nonlinear curvature flows
Tuesday 15 April 2014 535A
noon – 1pm Stefan Friedl Decision problems for fundamental groups of 3-manifolds.
2-4 April 2014 535A
9am – 5pm Workshop Computational and Algorithmic Topology
Tuesday 25 March 2014 535A
noon – 1pm Edward Bierstone Resolution preserving normal crossings singularities
Tuesday 18 March 535A
noon – 1pm Stephan Tillmann Normal Surfaces in 3-Manifolds: Algorithms, Experiments and Questions
Tuesday 11 March 2014 535A
noon – 1pm Xiao Zhang Boundary value problems for the Dirac operator with applications
Thursday 6 March 2014 707A
noon – 1pm Robert Tang Short Curves on Flat Surfaces and the Curve Graph
Friday 7 February 2014 AGR (Carslaw 829)
noon – 1pm Haizhong Li Embedded constant mean curvature tori in the three-sphere