CUNY Geometry and Topology Seminar

2020 — 2021

Unless a change is noted below, the CUNY Geometry and Topology Seminar takes place at 4:15pm on Tuesdays in Room 6417 of the Graduate Center, located at 365 Fifth Avenue across the street from the Empire State Building ONLINE (link 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).

Spring 2021
February 23, 2021 Christopher Cashen (Vienna) Snowflakes, shortcuts, and asymptotic cones
March 2, 2021 Harry Petyt (Bristol) Bicombing the mapping class group
March 9, 2021 Ian Runnels (Virginia) RAAGs in MCGs
March 16, 2021 Mark Hagen (Bristol) Mapping class groups have unique asymptotic cones
March 23, 2021 Christine Ruey Shan Lee (U South Alabama) Normal surface theory and the colored Jones polynomial
March 30, 2021 No seminar today CUNY holiday
April 6, 2021 Thang Le (Georgia Tech) Skein algebra of surfaces
April 13, 2021 Maria Cumplido Cabello (Sevilla) Parabolic subgroups of large-type Artin groups
April 20, 2021 Gage Martin (Boston College) Annular Khovanov homology and meridional disks
April 27, 2021 Alex Rasmussen (Utah) Actions of certain solvable groups on hyperbolic metric spaces
May 4, 2021 Siddhi Krishna (Georgia Tech) Taut foliations, Dehn surgery, and Braid Positivity
May 11, 2021 Anh Tran (UT Dallas) Classical pretzel knots and left orderability
May 18, 2021 Vadim Kaimanovich (Ottawa)

Fall 2020
September 1, 2020
(via zoom)
Sam Shepherd (Oxford) Quasi-isometric rigidity of generic cyclic HNN extensions of free groups
September 8, 2020
(via zoom)
Joshua Greene (Boston College) The rectangular peg problem
September 15, 2020
(via zoom)
Hung C. Tran (Oklahoma) Divergence of finitely presented groups
September 22, 2020
(via zoom)
Hannah Turner (UT Austin) Links all of whose branched covers are L-spaces
September 29, 2020 No seminar today, CUNY on Monday schedule
October 6, 2020
(via zoom)
Brandon Bavier (MSU) Cusp Volumes of Alternating Knots on Surfaces
October 13, 2020
(via zoom)
Ivan Levcovitz (Technion) Characterizing divergence in right-angled Coxeter groups
October 20, 2020
(via zoom)
Davide Spriano (Oxford) Quasi-isometric invariance of Hierarchically Hyperbolic Groups
October 27, 2020
(via zoom)
Alex Taam (Stevens) Quasi-isometric rigidity of graphs of surface groups
November 3, 2020
(via zoom)
Rylee Lyman (Rutgers) Nielsen realization for infinite-type surfaces
November 10, 2020
(via zoom)
Rhea Palak Bakshi (George Washington) On the structure of skein modules
November 17, 2020
(via zoom)
Kyle Hayden (Columbia) Knotty algebraic curves
November 24, 2020
(via zoom)
Marissa Miller (UIUC) Handlebody group of genus two as an HHG
December 1, 2020
(via zoom)
Sangrok Oh (KAIST) Quasi-isometry invariant of weakly special square complexes
December 8, 2020
(via zoom)
Hans Boden (McMaster) The Jones-Krushkal polynomial and minimal diagrams of surface links

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.
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