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Geometry and Topology Seminar

We meet Thursdays at 2:50–3:50 pm in WH-100E followed by refreshments served from 4:00–4:25 pm in WH-102. This semester's organizer is Jonathan Williams.

Some seminar speakers will also give a colloquium talk at 4:30 pm on the same day as the seminar talk. This seminar is partly funded as one of Dean's Speaker Series in Harpur College (College of Arts and Sciences) at Binghamton University.

The seminar has an announcement mailing list open to all. There is also a Google calendar with the seminar schedule (also in iCal).

Spring 2019

  • January 31 - Organizational Meeting
  • February 7
    Speaker: TBA (Institution)
    Title: TBA

    Abstract: TBA

  • February 14
    Speaker: Steve Ferry (Rutgers and Binghamton)
    Title: TBA

    Abstract: TBA

  • February 21
    Speaker: Ben Dozier (Stony Brook)
    Title: TBA

    Abstract: TBA

  • February 28
    Speaker: TBA (Institution)
    Title: TBA

    Abstract: TBA

  • March 7
    Speaker: Yash Lodha (Ecole Polytechnique federale de Lausanne)
    Title: Finitely generated simple left orderable groups, commutator width and orderable monsters

    Abstract: In 1980 Rhemtulla asked whether there exist finitely generated simple left orderable groups. In joint work with Hyde, we construct continuum many such examples, thereby resolving this question. In recent joint work with Hyde, Navas, and Rivas, we demonstrate that among these examples are also so called ``left orderable monsters”. This means that all their actions on the real line are of a certain desirable dynamical type. This resolves a question from Navas's 2018 ICM proceedings article concerning the existence of such groups.

  • March 14
    Speaker: TBA (Institution)
    Title: TBA

    Abstract: TBA

  • March 21 - No seminar (Spring break)
  • March 28
    Speaker: TBA (Institution)
    Title: TBA

    Abstract: TBA

  • April 4 - Peter Hilton Memorial Lecture
    Speaker: Shmuel Weinberger (University of Chicago)
    Title: TBA

    Abstract: TBA

  • April 11
    Speaker: TBA (Institution)
    Title: TBA

    Abstract: TBA

  • April 18
    Speaker: TBA (Institution)
    Title: TBA

    Abstract: TBA

  • April 25
    Speaker: TBA (Institution)
    Title: TBA

    Abstract: TBA

  • May 2
    Speaker: TBA (Institution)
    Title: TBA

    Abstract: TBA

  • May 9
    Speaker: TBA (Institution)
    Title: TBA

    Abstract: TBA

seminars/topsem.txt · Last modified: 2019/01/07 10:00 by jwilliams