Monthly Archives: February 2012

Dave Futer’s talk at the LaToP Seminar

This Friday, March 2, Dave Futer is speaking in the LaToP Seminar, a joint venture among Caltech, UCLA, and USC. The seminar will be at Caltech, at 4:00 PM in 257 Sloan Hall. Title: The Jones polynomial and surfaces far … Continue reading

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PATCH Day on February 28: Thistlethwaite and Hingston

The PATCH seminar, a joint venture with Bryn Mawr College, Haverford College, and the University of Pennsylvania, has its first meeting of Spring 2012 on Tuesday, February 28 at Temple. The two speakers are Morwen Thistlethwaite of the University of … Continue reading

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Seminar on Tuesday, February 21: Thomas Koberda

This Tuesday at 5:00, the seminar hosts Thomas Koberda of Harvard University. Title: Mapping class groups and finite covers Abstract: I will give a survey of results concerning the actions of a mapping class on the homology of various finite … Continue reading

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Igor’s talk at CUNY grad center.

Igor Rivin is speaking at the CUNY graduate center Complex Analysis and Dynamics seminar on: Critical Points of Random Polynomials.

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Doubleheader on Tuesday, February 14: Church and Sapir

We have two talks this Valentine’s day: at 4:15 PM and at 5:30 PM. The first talk is by Thomas Church of Stanford University, at 4:15 PM. Title: Representation theory and homological stability Abstract: Homological stability is the remarkable phenomenon … Continue reading

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Hot Topics (MSRI, 2/10/2012) talk by Igor Rivin

Some generic properties of some obscure groups.

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Dave Futer’s talk at Columbia

On February 10, Dave Futer is speaking in the Geometric Topology seminar at Columbia University. Title: The Jones polynomial and surfaces far from fibers Abstract: This talk explores relations between colored Jones polynomials and the topology of incompressible spanning surfaces … Continue reading

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