University of Virginia Topology Seminar 2007-08

Fall Semester

Date Speaker Title
September 13 Mike Hill (UVA) Higher Real K-theories
September 20 Eric Finster (UVa) Model Categories
September 27 Nicholas Hamblet (UVa) An Application of Orthogonal Calculus to Configuration Spaces
October 4 Nick Kuhn (UVA) Models for Mapping Spaces: A historical survey
October 11 Mike Hill (UVA) Homotopy Fixed Points
October 18 James Hughes (UVa) Rational Homotopy
October 25 No Seminar No Seminar
November 1 Mike Hill (UVA) Sullivan Models in Rational Homotopy
November 8 No Seminar Stong Conference
November 15 Ryan Budney (U Victoria) Embeddings of 3-manifolds in the 4-sphere from the point of view of the 11-tetrahedron census
November 22 No Seminar Thanksgiving
November 29 No Seminar No Seminar
December 6 Nick Kuhn (UVA) Reconstructing a Filtered Space from its subquotients (a la Cohen, Jones, & Segal)
December 13 Paul Kirk Twisted Alexander Polynomials and Obstructions to Slicing Knots

Spring Semester

Date Speaker Title
January 24 Greg Arone (UVa) Calculus of functors and embedding spaces: an overview
January 31 Kai-Uwe Bux (UVa) The dimension of the group of partially symmetric automorphisms of a free group
February 7 Eric Finster (UVa) The Model Structure on the Category of Small Categories
February 14 Kai-Uwe Bux (UVa) The dimension of the group of partially symmetric automorphisms of a free group II
February 21 Nicholas Hamblet (UVa) The Poset of Linear Subspaces of R^n Notes
February 28 No Seminar
March 6 No Seminar Spring Break
March 13 No Seminar
March 20 Pascal Lambrechts (U of Louvaine la Neuve) On Semi-Algebraic Forms
March 27 Nick Kuhn (UVa) The Homology of Symmetric Groups in Characteristic p
April 3 No Seminar No Seminar
April 10 Tom Mark (UVa) Exotic Stein fillings of contact 3-manifolds
April 17 Josh Greene (Princeton) Floer homology and knot concordance
April 24 Michael Usher (Princeton) Spectral numbers in Novikov and Floer homology

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