Geometry and Topology Seminar
The Geometry and Topology Seminar normally meets on Wednesday afternoons in PHSC 809. When the speaker is from OU, the talk normally begins at 3:45pm. When the speaker is from outside OU, the talk normally begins at 4:00pm, with tea at 3:30pm in PHSC 424. For more information about the seminar, contact Max Forester.
Spring 2018
DATE SPEAKER TITLE
January 17
3:45 PM
PHSC 809
nobody in particular
Organizational meeting
January 24
3:45 PM
PHSC 809
Jing Tao
University of Oklahoma
Effective quasimorphisms on right-angled Artin groups
January 31
3:45 PM
PHSC 809
Max Forester
University of Oklahoma
Genus bounds in right-angled Artin groups
February 14
4:00 PM
PHSC 809
David E. Rowe
Mainz University
Max Dehn and Helmut Kneser in 1929 - or - What went wrong with Dehn's Lemma?
March 7
3:45 PM
PHSC 809
Paul Plummer
University of Oklahoma
Nielson-Thurston classification and combinatorial train tracks
March 28
4:00 PM
PHSC 809
Martin Kerin
University of Muenster
Double disk bundle decompositions and rational ellipticity
April 4
3:45 PM
PHSC 809
Greg Muller
University of Oklahoma
Skein algebras and marked surfaces
April 11
4:00 PM
PHSC 809
Robert Kropholler
Tufts University
Almost finitely presented subgroups of hyperbolic groups
April 18
4:00 PM
PHSC 1105
Mehmet Aktas
University of Central Oklahoma
The Study of Dessins d'Enfants as an Invariant of Trigonal Curves
April 25
4:00 PM
PHSC 809
Andy Eisenberg
Oklahoma State University
A Characterization of Plain Groups via Rewriting Systems
May 2
3:45 PM
PHSC 809
Jing Tao
University of Oklahoma
Fine geometry of the Thurston metric
May 9
4:00 PM
PHSC 809
Jason DeVito
University of Tennessee at Martin
Almost positive curvature on an irreducible symmetric space of rank 2
Fall 2017
DATE SPEAKER TITLE
August 23
4:00 PM
PHSC 809
Ricardo Mendes
University of Cologne
Sectional curvature and the Weitzenböck formula
August 30
3:45 PM
PHSC 809
Michael Jablonski
University of Oklahoma
Blending theorems of Lie and Nash
September 6
3:45 PM
PHSC 809
Shihshu Walter Wei
University of Oklahoma
From geodesics to F-harmonic maps
September 13
3:45 PM
PHSC 809
Lee Kennard
University of Oklahoma
Representations of tori and an application in Riemannian geometry
September 20
3:45 PM
PHSC 809
Lee Kennard
University of Oklahoma
Representations of tori and an application in Riemannian geometry, II
October 5
12:00 PM
PHSC 1105
Dave Auckly
Kansas State University
One is stabilization is enough for isotopy of surfaces
October 11
3:45 PM
PHSC 809
Pengfei Zhang
University of Oklahoma
Generic geodesic flow on S^2
October 18
4:00 PM
PHSC 809
Brett Kotschwar
Arizona State University
A uniqueness theorem for asymptotically cylindrical shrinking Ricci solitons
October 25
4:00 PM
PHSC 809
Neil Hoffman
Oklahoma State University
Determining co-hyperbolicity of 3-manifolds
November 1
4:00 PM
PHSC 809
Yingbo Han
Xinyang Normal University and OU
On the CR Poincaré-Lelong equation, Yamabe steady solitons and structures of complete noncompact Sasakian manifolds
November 8
4:00 PM
PHSC 809
Owen Dearricott
University of Melbourne
Positive curvature in dimension 7
November 17
3:30 PM
PHSC 809
Matt Clay
University of Arkansas
Thermodynamic metrics on outer space
November 29
4:00 PM
PHSC 809
Edgar Bering
Temple University
A McCarthy-type theorem for linearly growing outer automorphisms of a free group
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