## Seminars and Colloquia by Series

### TBA by Yvon Verberne

Series
Geometry Topology Seminar
Time
Monday, January 25, 2021 - 14:00 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location
ONLINE
Speaker
Yvon VerberneGeorgia Institute of Technology

Series
Geometry Topology Seminar
Time
Monday, January 18, 2021 - 14:00 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location
Speaker

### TBA by Chun-Hung Liu

Series
Graph Theory Seminar
Time
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 15:45 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location
Speaker
Chun-Hung LiuTexas A&amp;M University

TBA

### TBA by Bena Tshishiku

Series
School of Mathematics Colloquium
Time
Friday, December 4, 2020 - 15:00 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location
TBA
Speaker
Bena TshishikuBrown University

### TBA by B. Cooper Boniece

Series
Stochastics Seminar
Time
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 15:30 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location
Speaker
B. Cooper BonieceWashington University in St. Louis

### Variations of canonical measures: Riemann surfaces, graphs and hybrid curves

Series
Algebra Seminar
Time
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 15:30 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location
ONLINE
Speaker
Noema Nicolussi

In the last years, connections between graphs and Riemann surfaces have been
discovered on several different levels. In particular, graphs are closely related
to singular Riemann surfaces and the boundary in the Deligne–Mumford com-
pactification of moduli spaces. Moreover, in both settings there is a notion of a
canonical measure (the Arakelov–Bergman and Zhang measures) which reflects
crucial geometric information.
In this talk, we focus on the following question: what is the limit of the canon-
ical measures along a family of Riemann surfaces? Combining the canonical
measures on Riemann surfaces and metric graphs, we obtain a full description
and a new compactification of the moduli space of Riemann surfaces in terms
of hybrid curves.

Based on joint work with Omid Amini (École polytechnique).

### TBA by Weizhe Shen

Series
Geometry Topology Student Seminar
Time
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 14:00 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location
online
Speaker

### TBA by Andrew Treglown

Series
Graph Theory Seminar
Time
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 15:45 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location
Speaker
Andrew TreglownUniversity of Birmingham

TBA

### Taut foliations and Dehn surgery along positive braid knots

Series
Geometry Topology Seminar
Time
Monday, November 30, 2020 - 14:00 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location
online
Speaker
Siddhi KrishnaGeorgia Tech

The L-space conjecture has been in the news a lot lately. It predicts a surprising relationship between the algebraic, geometric, and Floer-homological properties of a 3--manifold Y. In particular, it predicts exactly which 3-manifolds admit a taut foliation". In this talk, I'll discuss some of my past and forthcoming work investigating these connections. In particular, I'll discuss a strategy for building taut foliations manifolds obtained by Dehn surgery along knots realized as closures of positive braids". As an application, I will show how taut foliations can be used to obstruct positivity for cable knots. All are welcome; no background in foliation or Floer homology theories will be assumed.

https://bccte.zoom.us/j/91883463721

Meeting ID: 918 8346 3721