Seminars and Colloquia by Series

The Alexander module and categorification, part 2

Series
Geometry Topology Working Seminar
Time
Friday, March 9, 2018 - 14:00 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location
Skiles 006
Speaker
Jen HomGeorgia Tech
In this series of talks, we will study the relationship between the Alexander module and the bordered Floer homology of the Seifert surface complement. In particular, we will show that bordered Floer categorifies Donaldson's TQFT description of the Alexander module. This seminar will be an hour long to allow for the GT-MAP seminar at 3 pm.

The Alexander module and categorification

Series
Geometry Topology Working Seminar
Time
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 14:00 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location
Skiles 006
Speaker
Jen HomGeorgia Tech
In this series of talks, we will study the relationship between the Alexander module and the bordered Floer homology of the Seifert surface complement. In particular, we will show that bordered Floer categorifies Donaldson's TQFT description of the Alexander module. No prior knowledge of the Alexander module or Heegaard Floer homology will be assumed.

Branched covers V

Series
Geometry Topology Working Seminar
Time
Friday, November 10, 2017 - 13:55 for 1.5 hours (actually 80 minutes)
Location
Skiles 006
Speaker
John EtnyreGeorgia Tech
In this series of talks I will introduce branched coverings of manifolds and sketch proofs of most the known results in low dimensions (such as every 3 manifold is a 3-fold branched cover over a knot in the 3-sphere and the existence of universal knots). This week we continue discussing branched covers of 3-manifolds and prove universal links exist.

Branched covers IV

Series
Geometry Topology Working Seminar
Time
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 13:55 for 1.5 hours (actually 80 minutes)
Location
Skiles 006
Speaker
John EtnyreGeorgia Tech
In this series of talks I will introduce branched coverings of manifolds and sketch proofs of most the known results in low dimensions (such as every 3 manifold is a 3-fold branched cover over a knot in the 3-sphere and the existence of universal knots). This week we sstart discussing branched covers of 3-manifolds.

Branched covers III

Series
Geometry Topology Working Seminar
Time
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 13:00 for 1.5 hours (actually 80 minutes)
Location
Skiles 006
Speaker
John EtnyreGeorgia Tech

Please Note: Notice the seminar is back to 1.5 hours this week.

In this series of talks I will introduce branched coverings of manifolds and sketch proofs of most the known results in low dimensions (such as every 3 manifold is a 3-fold branched cover over a knot in the 3-sphere and the existence of universal knots). This week we should be able to finish our discussion of branched covers of surfaces and transition to 3-manifolds.

Branched covers II

Series
Geometry Topology Working Seminar
Time
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 13:55 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location
Skiles 006
Speaker
John EtnyreGeorgia Tech

Please Note: Note this talk is only 1 hour (to allow for the GT MAP seminar at 3.

In this series of talks I will introduce branched coverings of manifolds and sketch proofs of most the known results in low dimensions (such as every 3 manifold is a 3-fold branched cover over a knot in the 3-sphere and the existence of universal knots). This week we will continue studying branched covers of surfaces. Among other things we should be able to see how to use branched covers to see some relations in the mapping class group of surfaces.

Branched covers I

Series
Geometry Topology Working Seminar
Time
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 13:55 for 1.5 hours (actually 80 minutes)
Location
Skiles 006
Speaker
John EtnyreGeorgia Tech
In this series of talks I will introduce branched coverings of manifolds and sketch proofs of most the known results in low dimensions (such as every 3 manifold is a 3-fold branched cover over a knot in the 3-sphere and the existence of universal knots). Along the way several open problems will be discussed.

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