University of Virginia Geometry Seminar 2011-12

Fall Semester

Date Speaker Title
September 6 Ben Cooper (UVA) Handle Slides and Localizations of Categories
September 13 Tye Lidman (UCLA) Triple cup products and Heegaard Floer homology
September 22 John Etnyre (Georgia Tech) The classification of Legendrian and transversal knots
September 27 David Futer (Temple) TBA
October 4 Tom Mark (UVA) Lefschetz fibrations and strong symplectic convexity
October 18 Nathan Sunukjian (Stony Brook) The relationship between surgery and surface concordance in 4-manifolds
October 25 Chris Cornwell (Duke) Bindings of open book decompositions and lens spaces
November 8 Matthew Hedden (Michigan State) Recent results in concordance
November 29 Tai Melcher (UVa) Brownian motion on curved spaces
December 2 Josh Sussan TBA

Spring Semester

Date Speaker Title
January 24 Joan Licata (IAS) Legendrian knot invariants in Seifert fibered spaces
January 31 Anastasiia Tsvietkova (UTK) An alternative approach to hyperbolic structures on link complements
February 7 David Rose (Duke) A categorification of quantum sl_3 projectors and the sl_3 Reshetikhin-Turaev invariants of tangles
February 14 Ben Cooper (UVA) Homological generalizations of Hecke algebras
February 28 Stefan Schwede (Bonn) Equivariant properties of symmetric products
March 13 Slava Krushkal (UVA) Slicing the Hopf link
March 22 Matt Hogancamp (UVA) Categorification of Generalized Jones-Wenzl Projectors
March 27 Margaret Doig (Indiana) Finite surgeries
April 3 James Conant (UTK) Iterating the Whitney move
April 19 Charles Frohman (University of Iowa) SU(3) representations of web groups
April 24 Tom Mark (UVA) Floer homology and fractional Dehn twists
May 1 Andras Stipsicz (IAS) Knots in lattice homology


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