University of Virginia Topology Seminar 2010-11

Fall Semester

Date Speaker Title
September 1 Bob Oliver (In the algebra seminar)
September 9 Nick Kuhn (UVA) On a new nonrealization theorem of Gaudens and Schwartz
September 16 Nick Kuhn (UVA) On a new nonrealization theorem of Gaudens and Schwartz II
September 23 Calder Wishne The moduli space of Riemann surfaces, mapping class groups, and the Mumford conjecture
September 30 TBA TBA
October 7 Rebecca Field (JMU) BSO(2n) as an extension of BO(2n) by BSp(2n)
October 14 Peter Bubenik (Cleveland State U) Persistent homology and statistical estimation
October 21 TBA TBA
October 28 John Harper On a homotopy completion tower for algebras over operads in symmetric spectra
November 4 Rekha Santhanam (Johns Hopkins) Equivariant Gamma Spaces and Equivariant Barratt-Priddy Theorem
November 11 Niles Johnson (UGA) Complex Orientations and p-typicality
November 18 TBA TBA
November 25 No Seminar Thanksgiving
December 2 Andrew Salch (Johns Hopkins) Some recent developments in the stable homotopy groups of spheres

Spring Semester

Date Speaker Title
January 27 Bjorn Dundas Smash powers of commutative ring spectra
February 17 Ismar Volic (Wellesley) Integral expressions for Milnor Invariants I
February 24 Ismar Volic (Wellesley) Integral expressions for Milnor Invariants II
March 3 Victor Turchin Delooping totalization of a multiplicative operad
March 10 No Seminar Spring Break
March 17 Doug Ravenel (Rochester) A solution to the Arf-Kervaire Invariant One problem part 2
March 24 Dan Lior (UIUC) TBA
March 31 Sean Droms (UVa) Constructions of Stein manifolds
March 31 Matthew Hogancamp (UVa) A category for the chromatic polynomial
April 7 Nick Kuhn (UVA) The mod 2 homology of infinite loopspaces and derived functors of destabilization: I
April 14 Jason McCarty The mod 2 homology of infinite loopspaces and derived functors of destabilization: II
May 5 Topology Party! 5pm-9pm

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