University at Albany, SUNY

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Algebra/Topology Seminar

When and Where

Thursdays 1:15–2:35 in ES-143

Organizers

Boris Goldfarb, Alex Tchernev, and Marco Varisco

Funding

Provided by UAlbany’s Faculty Research Award Program

Other Semesters

Spring 2014
Fall 2013
Spring 2013
Fall 2012
Spring 2012
Fall 2011
Spring 2011
Fall 2010

Spring Semester 2012

January 19
Michael Ching (Amherst College)
Classifying Taylor Towers
January 26
Dan Ramras (New Mexico State University)
Decomposition Complexity of Groups and Algebraic K-Theory
February 2
no seminar (colloquium)
 
February 9
no seminar (colloquium)
 
February 16
Mahdi Asgari (Oklahoma State University; Cornell University)
Counting Cusp Forms
February 23
Brad Henry (Siena College)
An Introduction to Contact Geometry
March 1
Brad Henry (Siena College)
Legendrian Knot Theory
March 8
Catherine Pfaff (Bard College at Simon’s Rock)
Constructing and Classifying Fully Irreducible Outer Automorphisms of Free Groups
March 15
no classes
 
March 22
Richard Goldstein
Primitivity in Free Groups — Part 1
March 29
Richard Goldstein
Primitivity in Free Groups — Part 2
April 5
no classes
 
April 12
Marco Varisco
On Framed Manifolds and the Kervaire Invariant
April 19
no seminar (colloquium)
 
April 26
Arthur Lubovsky
A Combinatorial Model for Affine Crystals
May 3
Steve Plotnick
The Virtual Haken Conjecture — A Trip Through Three-Manifold Topology