Topology Seminar


FALL  2003

Thursdays 4:30-5:30 pm
Fine Hall 314

Sept. 25

Katrin Wehrheim,
Princeton University

Instanton Floer homology with Lagrangian boundary conditions

Oct. 2 Richard Schwartz,
IAS and University of Maryland
Spherical CR Geometry and Dehn Surgery
Oct. 9 Stefan Bauer,
Institute for Advanced Study
Refined Seiberg-Witten invariants: Gluing in the positive curvature case
Oct. 16 Erik Pedersen,
SUNY Binghamton
Smoothing loop spaces
Oct. 23 Peter Ozsvath,
Columbia University and IAS
Dehn surgery problems and Seiberg-Witten monopoles

Nov. 6 Christopher J. Leininger,
Columbia University
On groups generated by two positive multi-twists
Tuesday, Nov. 11 (Note special day) Daniel Biss,
University of Chicago and the Institute for Advanced Study
Oriented matroids in topology
Nov. 13 Genevieve Walsh,
University of Texas at Austin
Some examples of virtually Haken and virtually fibered three-manifolds
Nov. 20 Lee Mosher,
Rutgers University - Newark
Parageometric automorphisms of free groups (joint work with Michael Handel)
Dec. 4 Michael Usher,  MIT The Gromov invariant and the Donaldson-Smith standard surface count