CUNY Geometry and Topology Seminar

2021 — 2022


Unless a change is noted below, the CUNY Geometry and Topology Seminar takes place at 4:15pm on Tuesdays in Room 3212 of the Graduate Center, located at 365 Fifth Avenue across the street from the Empire State Building ONLINE (seminar reminders will be emailed to those on the seminar mailing list). All are welcome.

Click on the title of a talk for the abstract (if available).


2021-2022
September 14, 2021
(via zoom)
Sayantan Khan (Michigan) The limit set of non-orientable mapping class groups
September 21, 2021
(via zoom)
Tim Susse (Bard College at Simon's Rock) When is a RACG QI to a RAAG?
September 28, 2021
(via zoom)
Sahana Balasubramanya (Munster) Actions of solvable groups on hyperbolic spaces
October 5, 2021
(via zoom)
Bena Tshishiku (Brown) Convex cocompact subgroups of the Goeritz group
October 12, 2021
(via zoom)
Marc Schilder (Buffalo) The A-Polynomial and Knot Volume
October 19, 2021
(via zoom)
Annette Karrer (Technion) Contracting boundaries of right-angled Coxeter groups
October 26, 2021
(via zoom)
MurphyKate Montee (Carleton) Cubulating Random Groups at Densities less than 3/14
November 2, 2021
(via zoom)
Dongryul Kim (Yale) SLLN for asymptotic translation lengths of random isometries on Gromov hyperbolic spaces and Teichmuller spaces
November 9, 2021
(via zoom)
Sam Hughes (Oxford) Invariants of quasi-isometries of pairs
November 16, 2021
(via zoom)
Emily Thompson (Monash) Twisting, ladder graphs and A-polynomials
November 23, 2021
(via zoom)
Alexandre Martin (Heriot-Watt) Hierarchical hyperbolicity of Artin groups of extra-large type
November 30, 2021
(via zoom)
Moshe Cohen (SUNY New Paltz) The average genus of a 2-bridge knot grows linearly with respect to crossing number
December 7, 2021
(via zoom)
Joseph Boninger (CUNY GC) The Jones Polynomial from a Goeritz Matrix
February 22, 2022
joint with
Hyp Geom Seminar
(via zoom)
Rich Schwartz (Brown) A case of pentagram rigidity
March 1, 2022
(in person! Room: TBA)
Joseph Maher (CUNY) Random walks on geometric groups
April 12, 2022
(in person!)
Diana Hubbard (CUNY) The fractional Dehn twist coefficient: from braids to mapping class groups
April 26, 2022
(in person!)
Rose Kaplan-Kelly (Temple) Right-angled links in thickened surfaces


Related student seminars:

Reading Seminar on Hyperbolic 3-manifolds (organized by Abhijit Champanerkar)


Schedule from previous years.


Related seminars in the NYC area:


This seminar is partially supported by the National Science Foundation and the Simons Foundation.
This page is maintained by Jason Behrstock, to whom errors in the page should be reported.