Topology Seminar


FALL  2004

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

Sept. 16

Paolo Lisca, Pisa

Contact Ozsvath-Szabo invariants and tight contact structures

Sept. 23 Ana Cannas da Silva, Princeton University
Fold forms for four-folds
Sept. 30 Wu-Chung Hsiang, Princeton University
Relative Heegaard Homology
Oct. 7 Greg Mc Shane, Toulouse
Simple geodesics and identities old and new
Oct. 14 Maryam Mirzakhani
Princeton University

Counting simple closed geodesics on hyperbolic surfaces
and McShane identities

Oct. 21 Stavros Garoufalidis, Georgia Tech. The Geometry of the Jones polynomial
Oct. 28  
Nov. 4 Dick Canary,
University of Michigan and Wesleyen
Deformation theory of hyperbolic 3-manifolds
Nov. 11

David Gabai,
Princeton University

Shrinkwrapping and the Taming of Hyperbolic 3-Manifolds
Nov. 18  
Dec. 2 Alejandro Adem, University of Wisconsin and Princeton University Toroidal orbifolds and group cohomology
Dec. 9 Ciprian Manolescu, Princeton University Symplectic Floer theories, Hilbert Schemes, and the Jones polynomial