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Research Seminars: Geometry and Topology

Spring 2015

Time & Location: All talks are on Tuesdays in Gibson 400D at 12:30 PM unless otherwise noted.
Organizer: Rafal Komendarczyk and Mentor Stafa


January 13

Codimension Two Embeddings and their Invariants


Witold Rosicki - University of Gdansk, Poland

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January 20

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January 27

Topological Data Analysis and Road Network Comparison


Brittany Fasy
- Tulane University

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February 3

Lower Bounds for Ropelength of Links Via Higher Linking Numbers and other Finite Type Invariants


Andreas Michaelides - Tulane University

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February 10

Combinatorial Knot Spaces


Chad Giusti - University of Pennsylvania

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February 24

Overview of WeBWorK


Mentor Stafa
- Tulane University

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March 3

A Tale of Two Inequalities


Mu-Tao Wang - Columbia University

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March 10

On Shrinking Gradient Ricci Solitons with Nonnegative Sectional Curvature


Ming-Liang Cai - University of Miami

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March 17

Left-Orderability and Cyclic Branched Covers


Ying Hu - Louisiana State University

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March 24

Cohomology of Polyhedral Products


Elisabeth Vidaurre - City University of New York

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April 7

On Homology of Subword Posets


Duc Ho - Tulane University

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April 9

Fixed Points of Multimaps on Surfaces with Application to the Torus- a Braid Approach


Daciberg Lima Goncalves - University of Sao Paulo

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Location: Gibson 400A

Time:  12:30 PM

 
April 14

Random Knot  Diagrams


Matt Mastin - Wake Forest University

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April 21

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Michael Brandenbursky
- CRM-ISM, Montreal, Canada

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April 28

Configuration Spaces of Certain Types of Graphs


Patrick Papadopulos - University of Rochester

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May 5

Finite-type Invariants and Taylor Towers forSpaces of Knots and Links


Robin Koytcheff - University of Victoria, Canada

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May 18

Arbitrarily Long Factorizations in Mapping Class Groups


Mustafa Korkmaz - Middle East Technical University

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Location:  TBA

Time:  12 noon

 

Mathematics Department, 424 Gibson Hall, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5727 math@math.tulane.edu