Geometry and Topology Seminar - Organised by Mark Powell and Frédéric Rochon

Normally the Seminar is held Fridays at 11:00 AM in room PK-5115, Président-Kennedy Building, UQAM. All changes are indicated.
Date Speaker University Title
28 août 2015 Baptiste Chantraine Nantes Legendrian contact homology and positive isotopies
mercredi, 9 septembre 2015 Chris Cornwell CIRGET Understanding character varieties of knot complements and 2-fold branched covers through the cord ring
11 septembre 2015 Liam Watson Glasgow Taut foliations on graph manifolds via Heegaard Floer homology
18 septembre 2015 Mark Powell UQAM Casson towers and slice knots
25 septembre 2015 Michael McQuillan Rome The curious properties of bi-disc quotients
2 octobre 2015 Gideon Maschler Clark University Distinguished metrics in conformal classes
9 octobre 2015 Boris Vertman Bonn Regularizing infinite sums of zeta-determinants
9 octobre 2015, 14h00, PK-2265 Daniel Kasprowski Max Planck Institute Stable classification of 4-manifolds with 3-manifold fundamental groups
16 octobre 2015 Alexander Kolpakov University of Toronto Constructions combinatoires de variétés hyperboliques en dimension quatre / Combinatorial constructions of 4-dimensional hyperbolic manifolds
16 octobre 2015, 14h00, PK-2205 Gerard Freixas Institut de mathématiques de Jussieu Complex valued holomorphic torsion and Riemann-Roch isomorphisms
30 octobre 2015 Yannick Bonthonneau UQAM Comment gagner un log dans une Loi de Weyl
6 novembre 2015 Jung Hwan Park Rice A construction of slice knots via annulus modification
mercredi, 11 novembre 2015, 16h, PK-5115 Jason Lotay University College London The Laplacian flow in G2 geometry
13 novembre 2015 Dan Popovici Institut de mathématiques de Toulouse Positivity and Duality on Compact Complex Manifolds
20 novembre 2015 Mehdi Lejmi UQAM Hypercomplex manifolds of dimension 8
27 novembre 2015 Spiro Karigiannis Waterloo Octonionic-algebraic structure and curvature of the moduli space of G2 manifolds
4 décembre 2015 Adam Levine Princeton University Satellite operators and piecewise-linear concordance
8 janvier 2016 Nathan Grieve UNB Fredericton Diophantine approximation constants for varieties over function fields
15 janvier 2016 François Charette Université de Montréal The cohomology ring of monotone Lagrangian 3 manifolds with vanishing Floer homology
22 janvier 2016 Matthias Nagel CIRGET Minimal genus in circle bundles over 3-manifolds
29 janvier 2016 Mihai Halic   Subvarieties with q-ample normal bundle and q-ample subvarieties
12 février 2016 Christophe Mourougane Université de Rennes Restriction of the cotangent bundle of Hermitian symmetric spaces of compact type
19 février 2016 Sander Kupers Stanford University Understanding the homology of homeomorphism groups of manifolds
26 février 2016 Jérôme Vetois McGill University Multipeak solutions for the Lin-Ni problem in negative geometry
4 mars 2016 Allison Miller University of Texas at Austin Topological sliceness of odd 3-strand pretzels
11 mars 2016, 11h00 Tristan Collins Harvard University Sasaki-Einstein metrics and K-stability
11 mars 2016, 14h00, salle PK-2205 Michel Cahen Université Libre de Bruxelles Mpc structures, symplectic spinors and symplectic Dirac operators
18 mars 2016 Hajime Tsuji Sofia University in Tokyo The plurisubharmonicity of Kaehler-Ricci flows
1 avril 2016 Greg Friedman Texas Christian University Topological linear algebra - the unitary equivalence of matrices over topological spaces
8 avril 2016 Laurent Siebenmann Université de Paris-Sud Arbres attachés à chaque feuilletage orienté du plan
8 avril 2016, 14h00, salle PK-2605 Tye Lidman Institute for Advanced Study Seiberg-Witten theory and covering spaces
15 avril 2016 Josue Rosario-Ortega University of Western Ontario Moduli space and deformations of Special Lagrangian submanifods with edge singularities
6 mai 2016 Daniel Rosen Tel Aviv University Embeddings of free groups into asymptotic cones of the Hamiltonian group
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Geometric Group Theory Seminar - Organised by: Kasia Jankiewicz, Piotr Przytycki and Daniel Wise

Wednesdays at 4:00 PM, Burnside Hall, room 920, McGill
Date Speaker University Title
9 septembre 2015 Bogdan Nica Universität Göttingen Strong hyperbolicity
16 septembre 2015 Jingyin Huang McGill University The pentagon group
23 septembre 2015 Daniel Woodhouse McGill University A geometric proof of the non-separability of a 3-manifold group
30 septembre 2015 Matthias Nagel UQAM Turning 3-manifolds acyclic
7 octobre 2015 Jeremy Macdonald Concordia Algorithmic problems in nilpotent groups
7 octobre 2015 Daniel Kasprowski Max Plank Institute On the K-theory of linear groups
14 octobre 2015 Piotr Przytycki McGill University Cubulations of Artin groups
21 octobre 2015 Dooheon Lee New York University The Stable Boundaries of CAT(0) Groups
28 octobre 2015 Elisabeth Fink University of Ottawa Morse geodesics in lacunary hyperbolic groups
4 novembre 2015 Matthew Cordes Brandeis University Morse boundaries of geodesic spaces
11 novembre 2015 Svetla Vassileva Concordia University Log-space conjugacy problem in Grigorchuk groups
18 novembre 2015 Ying Hu CIRGET Left-orderability and cyclic branched covers over two-bridge knots
25 novembre 2015 Mark Powell UQAM Metrics on the knot concordance space
2 décembre 2015 Michael Brandenbursky CIRGET Lp-metrics and autonomous flows
13 janvier 2016 Ilya Kapovich University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Endomorphisms, train track maps, and fully irreducible monodromies
20 janvier 2016 Tomasz Odrzygózdz Polish Academy of Science Why consider the square model for random groups?
27 janvier 2016 Piotr Przytycki McGill University A dismantlable Rips complex for relatively hyperbolic groups
3 février 2016 Jingyin Huang McGill University Cubulating extension complex
10 février 2016 Christopher Smith McGill University Pairwise Once-Intersecting Arcs on a Sphere
17 février 2016 Christophe Hohlweg UQAM Limit root systems and imaginary cones in Coxeter groups
24 février 2016 Damian Orlef University of Warsaw Working with graph spectra - in pursuit of property (T) for new Gromov random groups
9 mars 2016 Tomasz Prytuła Copenhagen University Coarse product decomposition theorem for systolic complexes and applications
16 mars 2016 Kasia Jankiewicz McGill University Pseudo-Anosov homeomorphisms
23 mars 2016 Jason Behrstock City University of New York Asymptotic dimension of mapping class groups
30 mars 2016 Atefeh Mohajeri McGill University Approximation algorithms for the geodesic problem in free metabelian groups and restricted wreath products
6 avril 2016 Richard Webb University College London Locally infinite complexes, combinatorial isoperimetric inequalities and CAT(0) metrics
13 avril 2016 Sang Rae Lee Texas A&M University Twisted subgroups of Houghton's groups
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