Geometry & Topology Seminar 2016

To suggest speakers, propose a talk, be added to or removed from the mailing list, or for any other information, please contact Haotian Wu, Robert Haraway or Stephan Tillmann.

The titles below should be linked to the abstracts.

Semester 2, 2016

Talks in Semester 2 will be on Wednesdays from 12:00–13:00 in Carslaw 535A unless noted otherwise. The titles below should be linked to the abstracts.

Thursday 14 July
Martin Schmidt (Mannheim)
The analysis of constrained Willmore surfaces from the viewpoint of quaternionic function theory
Wednesday 27 July
Robert Tang (Oklahoma)
Veech surfaces and simple closed curves
Wednesday 3 August
Cristian Virdol (Yonsei)
Artin’s conjecture for abelian varieties
Wednesday 10 August
Haotian Wu (Sydney)
Metrics with non-negative Ricci curvature on convex three-manifolds
Wednesday 17 August
Montek Gill (Michigan)
Are compact 3-manifold groups residually PSL(2,R) for finite, commutative R?
Wednesday 24 August
Xiao Zhang (Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Nonexistence of time-periodic solutions of the Dirac equation in nonextreme Kerr-Newman-AdS spacetime
Wednesday 31 August
Valery Alexeev (University of Georgia)
Tilings in algebraic geometry
Wednesday 7 September
Robert Haraway (Sydney)
Heegaard realizability
Wednesday 14 September
Cameron Rogers (Newcastle)
Investigating the connections between the convergence properties of return probabilities and Folner sequences
Wednesday 21 September
Satoshi Koike (Hyogo)
Finiteness theorem for Blow-Nash triviality of a family of Nash surfaces
Friday 23 September 10:30–11:30 in Carslaw 535A
Yann Bernard (Monash)
Energy quantisation for the Willmore functional
Wednesday 5 October
Stephan Tillmann (Sydney)
Multisections of manifolds
Wednesday 12 October
Bea Bleile (University of New England)
Fundamental Triples and Poincaré Duality Complexes with Highly Connected Universal Covers
Wednesday 19 October
Alessandro Ottazzi (UNSW)
Isometries in homogeneous metric manifolds
Wednesday 26 October
Alex Casella (Sydney)
Fock and Goncharov Moduli Space and its Poisson Structure
Wednesday 2 November
Ali Mohammadi (Sydney)
Szemerédi-Trotter theorem in general finite fields
Wednesday 9 November in Carslaw 375
Colin Guillarmou (Université Paris-Sud)
Lens rigidity in negative curvature
Thursday 24 November 14:00–15:00 in Carslaw 535A
David Baraglia (Adelaide)
Integrability of the moduli stack of parahoric Higgs bundles
Wednesday 14 December 10:00–11:00 in Carslaw 535A
Guofang Wei (UC Santa Barbara)
Isoperimetric and Sobolev Constant Estimate for Integral Ricci Curvature
Wednesday 14 December 11:00–12:00 in Carslaw 535A
Xianzhe Dai (UC Santa Barbara)
Perelman's Functional for Manifolds with Conical Singularities
Monday 19 December 11:00–12:00 in Carslaw 830
Gerhard Huisken (Tübingen/Oberwolfach)
Mean curvature flow encoding mass and center of mass in asymptotically flat 3-manifolds

Semester 1, 2016

Talks in Semester 1 will be on Wednesdays from 12:00–13:00 in Carslaw 535A unless noted otherwise. The titles below should be linked to the abstracts.

Wednesday 9 March
Eric Chesebro (Montana)
Using character varieties to find closed surfaces in 3-manifolds
Wednesday 16 March
Kamil Bulinski (Sydney)
Twisted multiple recurrence and patterns in large sets
Friday 1 April, 10:00–11:00 in Carslaw 375
Alexandru Dimca (Sophia Antipolis)
A computational approach to Milnor fiber cohomology
Wednesday 6 April
Tyrone Ghaswala (Waterloo)
Superelliptic Covers and the Lifting Mapping Class Group
Wednesday 13 April
Michael Björklund (Chalmers University)
Why one should fry pancakes in \(SL_3(\mathbb{R})\)
Wednesday 27 April
Joan Porti (UAB)
Reidemeister torsion and hyperbolic 3-manifolds
Wednesday 4 May
Jonathan Hillman (Sydney)
Complements of connected hypersurfaces in \(S^4\)
Wednesday 11 May
Feng Luo (Rutgers)
A Discrete Uniformization Theorem for Polyhedral Surfaces
Wednesday 18 May
Catherine Greenhill (UNSW)
Colouring random graphs and hypergraphs
Wednesday 25 May
Daryl Cooper (UCSB)
Abundant Quasi-Fuchsian Surfaces in Cusped Hyperbolic 3-Manifolds
Wednesday 1 June
Christian Haesemeyer (UCLA/Melbourne)
K-theory of singularities
Wednesday 8 June
Katharine Turner (EPFL)
Persistent homology: an introduction and some example applications

Summer break 2016

Wednesday 10 February from 12:00–13:00 in Carslaw 535A
Adam Parusinski (Sophia Antipolis)
Local topological algebraicity of analytic function germs
Friday 19 February from 12:00–13:00 in Carslaw 535A
Weimin Sheng (Zhejiang University)
K-Yamabe Problems
Wednesday 24 February from 12:00–13:00 in Carslaw 535A
Peter Scott (Michigan)
Combinatorial Harmonic Maps