Monthly Archives: April 2012

PATCH Day April 20: Watson and Gay

The PATCH seminar, a joint venture with Bryn Mawr College, Haverford College, and the University of Pennsylvania, has its last meeting of Spring 2012 on Friday, April 20, at Haverford. The two speakers are Liam Watson of UCLA and David … Continue reading

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Seminar on Tuesday, April 17: Jeff Brock

This Tuesday at 5:00, the seminar hosts Jeff Brock of Brown University. Title: Fat, exhausted integer homology spheres Abstract: Since Perelman’s groundbreaking proof of the geometrization conjecture for three-manifolds, the possibility of exploring tighter correspondences between geometric and algebraic invariants … Continue reading

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Dave Futer’s talk at Stony Brook

On Thursday, April 12, Dave Futer is speaking in the Thursday Topology seminar at Stony Brook University. Title: The Jones polynomial and surfaces far from fibers Abstract: This talk explores relations between colored Jones polynomials and the topology of incompressible … Continue reading

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Dave Futer’s talk at Michigan State

This Monday, April 9, Dave Futer is speaking in the Low-Dimensional Topology seminar at Michigan State University. Title: Small volume link orbifolds Abstract: I will discuss recent investigations of small volume hyperbolic 3-orbifolds whose singular locus is a link. An … Continue reading

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Igor’s Mathematics in Science and Society Colloquium at University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana

Igor Rivin will speak at the UIUC Mathematics in Science and Society Colloquium on April 3. Title: Conformal matching of proteins Abstract: The question of whether two proteins can bind, and how, is one of the canonical problems in molecular … Continue reading

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Seminar on Tuesday, April 3: Scott Wolpert

This Tuesday at 4:30, the seminar hosts Scott Wolpert of the University of Maryland. Title: Weil-Petersson Riemannian and symplectic geometry: geodesic-lengths, Fenchel-Nielsen twists and Thurston shears Abstract: We discuss the correspondence between Weil-Petersson geometry on Teichmuller space and the hyperbolic … Continue reading

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