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.
Fall 2018
DATE SPEAKER TITLE
August 22
3:45 PM
PHSC 809

organizational meeting
September 5
3:45 PM
PHSC 809
Leonard R. Rubin
University of Oklahoma
Countable extension dimension
September 19
3:45 PM
PHSC 809
Jason DeVito
University of Oklahoma and UT Martin
Rational spheres admitting a double disc bundle decomposition
October 3
4:00 PM
PHSC 809
Miguel Domínguez
ICMAT, Madrid
On isoparametric hypersurfaces in noncompact symmetric spaces
October 31
3:45 PM
PHSC 809
Andrew Lutz
University of Oklahoma
Almost Isotropic Kähler Manifolds
November 14
3:45 PM
PHSC 809
Cory Wilson
University of Oklahoma
Totally Geodesic Orbits of Isometries
December 5
3:45 PM
PHSC 809
Andy Miller
University of Oklahoma
Right angled Coxeter groups and Diophantine quadratic forms
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
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