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).

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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