University of Virginia Geometry Seminar 2014-15

Fall Semester

Date Speaker Title
September 29 Yajing Liu (UCLA) L-space surgeries on links
October 6 Mike Willis (UVa) The Khovanov homotopy type of Lipshitz and Sarkar
October 13 Steven Sivek (Princeton) Contact structures and reducible surgeries
October 27 Thomas Koberda (Yale) Convex cocompact subgroups of right-angled Artin groups (Special room: Kerchof 317)
November 3 Caitlin Leverson (Duke) Legendrian knots, augmentations, and ruling
November 17 Inanc Baykur (UMass Amherst) Multisections of Lefschetz fibrations and topology of symplectic 4-manifolds
November 24 Christopher Scaduto (UCLA) Instantons and odd Khovanov homology
December 8 Matt Hogancamp (Indiana) The stable Khovanov-Rozansky homology of torus knots
December 15 Michael Abel (VCU) An algebraic construction of colored HOMFLY-PT homology

Spring Semester

Date Speaker Title
January 20 Slava Krushkal (UVa) Engel relations and 4-manifolds
January 27 Ina Petkova (Rice U) Combinatorial tangle Floer homology
February 10 Julia Bennett (UT Austin) Large R^4's in Stein surfaces
February 17 Bulent Tosun (UVA) Tight small Seifert fibered manifolds
February 24 Elizabeth Denne (Washington & Lee) Ribbonlength for knot diagrams
March 3 Chris Manon (GMU) Toric geometry of moduli spaces of principal bundles on a curve
March 17 James Conway (Georgia Tech) Tight Surgeries on Knots in Overtwisted Contact Manifolds
March 24 Samuel Lisi (U Mississippi) Symplectic Homology for Affine Algebraic Varieties
April 7 Adam Knapp (American Univ) Towards a Seiberg-Witten stable homotopy type for 3-manifolds with boundary
April 17 Mark Powell (MPIM Bonn) Casson towers and slice knots
April 21 Marco Aldi (VCU) Odd dimensional generalized geometry
April 28 Radmila Sazdanovic (NC State) Relations between chromatic and Khovanov homology


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