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).

February 7, 2017 Trang Nguyen (NYU) Quasi-isometric embedding of symmetric spaces and buildings
February 14, 2017 No seminar today (CUNY Colloquium)
February 21, 2017 BoGwang Jeon (Columbia) The Pink-Zilber Conjecture and the Generalized Cosmetic Surgery Conjecture
February 28, 2017 Igor Nikolaev (St Johns University) Linearity and mapping class groups
March 7, 2017 Ilya Gekhtman (Yale) Word length asymptotics for actions of some automatic (e.g. relatively hyperbolic) groups via stationary measures for Markov processes
March 14, 2017 Imma Snowden (Arctic U) Keeping the kids busy when the Mayor cancels school, but there is not enough snow to sled
March 21, 2017 Ilya Kapovich (UIUC & CUNY) Cannon-Thurston maps for hyperbolic free group extensions
March 28, 2017 Walter Neumann (Barnard) Coarse geometry and singularities
April 4, 2017 William Worden (Temple) Experimental statistics of Veering Triangulations
April 11, 2017 No seminar today (Spring Break)
April 18, 2017 No seminar today (Spring Break)
April 25, 2017 Nick Vlamis (Michigan) (joint with Hyperbolic geometry seminar) Algebraic and topological properties of big mapping class groups
May 2, 2017
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3pm and 4pm (location TBA)
Rochy Flint (CUNY GC) Intercusp Geodesics and Cusp Shapes of Fully Augmented Links
Carolyn Abbott (Wisconsin) Extending acylindrical actions
May 9, 2017 Dan Silver (South Alabama) Graph Complexity and Mahler Measure
May 16, 2017 Mark Hughes (BYU)
May 23, 2017 Rama Mishra (IISER, India) Real rational knots
Fall 2016:
September 20, 2016 Jason Behrstock (CUNY) Asymptotic dimension of mapping class groups
September 27, 2016 Adam Lowrance (Vassar) Chromatic homology, Khovanov homology, and torsion
October 4, 2016 No seminar today (no CUNY classes)
October 11, 2016 No seminar today (no CUNY classes)
October 18, 2016 Mark Bell (UIUC) Finding geodesics in the curve graph
October 25, 2016 Ivan Levcovitz (CUNY) Divergence of CAT(0) Cube Complexes and Right-Angled Coxeter Groups
November 1, 2016 Mikael Vejdemo-Johansson (CUNY) Topology in the furnace: process diagnostics using the Nerve lemma
November 8, 2016 David Rosenthal (St. Johns) Regular Finite Decomposition Complexity
November 15, 2016 Linus Kramer (Muenster & Columbia) Buildings and some of their uses in geometry
November 22, 2016 Josh Howie (Monash) Weakly Generalised Alternating Knots
November 29, 2016 Seungwon Kim (CUNY) A topological characterization of toroidally alternating knots
December 6, 2016 Anastasiia Tsvietkova (Rutgers) Isotopy classes of crossing arcs in hyperbolic alternating links
Spring, 2017 BoGwang Jeon (Columbia)

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.