Monthly Archives: April 2011

Justin Malestein’s talk at OSU

Justin Malestein will be giving a talk at the OSU workshop on the Torelli group, mapping class group, and Out(Fn) on May 5th. Title: On genericity of pseudo-Anosovs in the Torelli group Abstract: We will show that, for any (symmetric) … Continue reading

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Seminar April 26 – Kusner and Roger

The Geometry-Topology Seminar concludes for the term with talks by Julien Roger of Rutgers and Rob Kusner of UMass, Amherst. Roger will speak on: Title: Quantum Teichmueller theory and conformal field theory Abstract: The aim of this talk is to investigate the … Continue reading

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Futer and Atkinson to speak at the Spring 2011 AMS Eastern Sectional Meeting

Chris Atkinson and Dave Futer will be speaking at the AMS Eastern Sectional Meeting. Futer will be giving two talks: Title: Slopes and colored Jones polynomials of adequate knots Abstract: Garoufalidis conjectured a relation between the boundary slopes of a knot … Continue reading

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Seminar April 12 – Thurston and Dunfield

On April 12th, the Geometry-Topology Seminar will Dylan Thurston from Barnard College, Columbia University and Nathan Dunfield of UIUC. Thurston will speak on: Title: Stress matrices and rigidity Abstract: When do the lengths of the edges of a straight-edge framework determine the … Continue reading

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