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Monthly Archives: March 2011
Seminar April 6 – Anne Thomas
On April 6th, the GeometryTopology 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 noncocompact lattices on rightangled buildings Abstract: Let Gamma be a … Continue reading
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 3dimensional manifold admits a … Continue reading
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Tagged 3manifolds, Combinatorics, Hyperbolic Geometry, Knot Theory
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Seminar March 29 – Ryan Blair
On March 29th, the GeometryTopology 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
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
Louis Theran’s talk at Haverford
On March 14th, Louis Theran will speak at the BiCollege 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
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 fixedlength … Continue reading