Monthly Archives: September 2010

Geometry Seminar, October 12, 2010: Pemantle and Schafmeister

Our first speaker is Robin Pemantle of the University of Pennsylvania Mathematics Department. He will talk about: Morse theoretic deformations for evaluating integrals. Abstract: The goal is to evaluate Talyor coefficients of a rational function via Cauchy’s integral formula, these series … Continue reading

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Geometry colloquium October 4, 2010

The speaker is Afra Zomorodian of the Dartmouth College Computer Science Department, who will speak on Topological Data Analysis ABSTRACT: Scientific data is often in the form of a finite set of sampledpoints. Analysis assumes that this data has structure: … Continue reading

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PATCH Day on September 28

Our speakers on September 28th are:  Joan Birman, who will be talking on: Title: A polynomial invariant of pseudo-Anosov maps. Abstract:  Pseudo-Anosov mapping classes on surfaces have a rich structure, uncovered by William Thurston in the 1980’s. We will discuss the … Continue reading

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Our first geometry day: September 14

We have three geometry talks, followed by dinner on Tuesday, September 14th. Getting things started, at 11:00, our own Michael Dobbins, is speaking on: Title: Realizability of the antiprism Abstract: In 1985 Mark Broadie gave sufficient conditions for realizing the antiprism of … Continue reading

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First Geometry Seminar of Fall 2010

Adeboye: volumes of hyperbolic orbifolds. Continue reading

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2009-2010 Annual Report is now available

Despite the title, the Annual Report is so much more — our research manifesto, a treasure-trove of biographical trivia, a list of our (all too many) ongoing research projects — do check it out, we would love comments.

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