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 2, 2016 Carolyn Abbott (Wisconsin) Not all acylindrically hyperbolic groups have universal acylindrical actions
February 9, 2016 No seminar today CUNY on Friday schedule today
February 16, 2016 Ken Bromberg (Utah) Stable commutator length in the mapping class group
February 23, 2016 No seminar today
March 1, 2016 Matthew Cordes (Brandeis) The metric Morse boundary
March 8, 2016 John Etnyre (Georgia Tech) Satellite operations and Legendrian knot theory
March 15, 2016 Ash Lightfoot (Indiana) Link Maps in the 4-sphere
March 22, 2016 Joe Quinn (CUNY) Quaternion algebras and hyperbolic 3-manifolds
March 29, 2016 No seminar today Thin Groups at IAS
April 5, 2016 No seminar today
April 12, 2016 Joel Hass (Davis and IAS) Metrics on the Space of Shapes, and Applications to Biology
April 19, 2016 Abigail Thompson (Davis and IAS) Incompressible surfaces and Heegaard splittings of 3-manifolds
April 26, 2016 No seminar today Spring break
May 3, 2016 Tarik Aougab (Brown) Characterizing stable subgroups
May 10, 2016 Giulio Tiozzo (Yale) Counting loxodromics for hyperbolic actions
Fall 2015
September 29, 2015 Daniel Kasprowsky (Max Planck Institute) Stable classification of 4-manifolds with 3-manifold fundamental groups
October 6 Christopher Cashen (University of Vienna) Boundary Homeomorphisms and Quasi-isometries Between Hyperbolic Groups with Two-Ended Splittings
October 13 Enrique Pujals (IMPA and CUNY) The C^r-stability conjecture
October 20 Alex Eskin (University of Chicago) Coarse differentiation and quasi-isometric rigidity of Teichmuller space
October 27 No seminar
November 3 Balazs Strenner (Princeton) Construction of pseudo-Anosov maps and a conjecture of Penner
November 10 Jessica Purcell (BYU) Knot diagrams and twisted plats
November 17 Daryl Cooper (UCSB) Finite-volume hyperbolic 3-manifolds contain immersed quasi-Fuchsian surfaces
November 24 Lewis Bowen (Texas) Cheeger constants and L^2 Betti numbers
December 1 Nathan Dunfield (UIUC) A tale of two norms

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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