Monthly Archives: March 2011

Seminar April 6 – Anne Thomas

On April 6th, the Geometry-Topology Seminar will have a special “away” meeting at the Institute for Advanced Study.  Anne Thomas of the University of Sydney will speak on: Title: Infinite generation of non-cocompact lattices on right-angled buildings Abstract: Let Gamma be a … Continue reading

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David Futer talks at the Graduate Student Topology and Geometry Conference

On April 2, David Futer will give a survey talk at the Graduate Student Topology and Geometry Conference at MSU. Title: Ef­fec­tive hy­per­bol­ic geom­e­try Abstract: Pow­er­ful the­o­rems of Thurston, Perel­man, and Mostow tell us that al­most every 3-di­men­sion­al man­i­fold ad­mits a … Continue reading

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Seminar March 29 – Ryan Blair

On March 29th, the Geometry-Topology Seminar will host Ryan Blair of the University of Pennsylvania.  He will speak about: Title: Bridge Number and Conway Products Abstract: A well known theorem of Schubert tells us that the bridge number of knots is additive … Continue reading

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PATCH Day March 17 – Hass and Vertesi

On March 17th, the Geometry Group will host PATCH, our joint seminar with Bryn Mawr, Haverford and UPenn.  The two speakers were Joel Hass from UC Davis and Vera Vertesi from MIT. Hass will speak on: Title: Width invariants and … Continue reading

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Louis Theran’s talk at Haverford

On March 14th, Louis Theran will speak at the Bi-College Mathematics Colloquium at Haverford College. Louis will talk about: Title: The rigidity transition in random graphs Abstract: As we add rigid bars between points in the plane, at what point … Continue reading

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Justin Malestein’s talk at NYU

On March 8th, Justin Malestein will give a talk in the Geometry Seminar at NYU. Title: Generic Periodic Rigidity Abstract: A periodic framework in the plane is an infinite structure, periodic with respect to a lattice and made of fixed-length … Continue reading

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