### Geodesics in the complex of curves with small intersection

- Series
- Geometry Topology Seminar
- Time
- Monday, May 5, 2014 - 14:05 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
- Location
- Skiles 006
- Speaker
- Dan Margalit – Georgia Institute of Technology

In joint work with Joan Birman and Bill Menasco, we describe a new finite set of geodesics connecting two given vertices of the curve complex. As an application, we give an effective algorithm for distance in the curve complex.