CUNY Geometry and Topology Seminar


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. All are welcome.

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

Spring 2015
February 3, 2015 Robert Schneiderman (CUNY) Pulling apart 2-spheres in 4-manifolds
February 10 Ian Biringer (Boston College) Invariant measures on the space of all Riemannian manifolds
February 17 No seminar today
February 24 Steven Frankel (Yale) Coarse geometry and closing lemmas
March 3 Hugo Parlier (University of Fribourg) Flipping triangles on surfaces
March 10 Jason Behrstock (CUNY and Barnard College, Columbia) Coxeter groups, divergence, and random graphs
March 17 Feng Luo (Rutgers) A TQFT of Turaev-Viro type on shaped 3-dimensional triangulations
March 24 Dave Futer (Temple) Geometrically similar knots
March 31 Sam Taylor (Yale) Stability in mapping class groups and right-angled Artin groups
April 7 No seminar today Spring Break
April 14 Curtis Kent (NYU) A Cartan-Hadamard type theorem for relatively hyperbolic groups
April 21 Martin Bridgeman, Feng Luo, Ser Peow Tan, and Greg McShane Workshop on Identities April 21 and 22
April 28 Vincent Alberge (Universite de Strasbourg)
May 5 Elisabeth Fink (ENS, Paris, France)
Fall 2014
September 9, 2014 Abhijit Champanerkar (CUNY) Geometrically and diagrammatically maximal knots
September 16 Matt Stover (Temple) Amalgam Anosov representations
September 23 No seminar today
September 30 Justin Malestein (Hebrew University) Arithmetic quotients of the mapping class group
October 7 Ara Basmajian (CUNY) Arcs, orthogeodesics, and hyperbolic surface identities
October 14 Brittany Terese Fasy (Tulane) Providing Statistical Guarantees for Topological Summaries of Data
October 21 Athanase Papadopoulos (Universite de Strasbourg) Actions of mapping class groups
October 28 Robert Young (NYU) Filling multiples of embedded curves
November 4 No Seminar Dan Ketover (Princeton University) will speak in the Diff Geo seminar at 2:45pm
November 11 Yong Hou Hausdorff spectrum of Riemann surfaces
November 18
Emily Stark (Tufts)

Related student seminars:

Reading Seminar on Hyperbolic 3-manifolds (organized by Abhijit Champanerkar)
Geometric Group Theory Student Seminar (organized by Khalid Bou-Rabee)

Schedule from previous years.

Related seminars in the NYC area:

This seminar is partially supported by the National Science Foundation and the Simons Foundation.
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