Seminars and Colloquia by Series

Geometric Small Cancellation

Series
Geometry Topology Working Seminar
Time
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 10:05 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location
Skiles 005
Speaker
Justin LanierGeorgia Tech
In this lecture series, held jointly (via video conference) with the University of Buffalo and the University of Arkansas, we aim to understand the lecture notes by Vincent Guirardel on geometric small cancellation. The lecture notes can be found here: https://perso.univ-rennes1.fr/vincent.guirardel/papiers/lecture_notes_pcmi.pdf This week we will compete the first of two steps in proving the small cancellation theorem (Lecture 3).

Geometric Small Cancellation

Series
Geometry Topology Working Seminar
Time
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 10:05 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location
Skiles 005
Speaker
Justin LanierGeorgia Tech
In this lecture series, held jointly (via video conference) with the University of Buffalo and the University of Arkansas, we aim to understand the lecture notes by Vincent Guirardel on geometric small cancellation. The lecture notes can be found here: https://perso.univ-rennes1.fr/vincent.guirardel/papiers/lecture_notes_pcmi.pdf This week we will finish the section on rotating families (Lecture 3).

Models for Mapping Class Groups II

Series
Geometry Topology Working Seminar
Time
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 14:05 for 1.5 hours (actually 80 minutes)
Location
Skiles 006
Speaker
Dan MargalitGeorgia Institute of Technology
A celebrated theorem of Nikolai Ivanov states that the automorphism group of the mapping class group is again the mapping class group. The key ingredient is his theorem that the automorphism group of the complex of curves is the mapping class group. After many similar results were proved, Ivanov made a metaconjecture that any “sufficiently rich object” associated to a surface should have automorphism group the mapping class group. In joint work with Tara Brendle, we show that the typical normal subgroup of the mapping class group (with commuting elements) has automorphism group the mapping class group. To do this, we show that a very large family of complexes associated to a surface has automorphism group the mapping class group.

Geometric Small Cancellation

Series
Geometry Topology Working Seminar
Time
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 11:05 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location
Skiles 005
Speaker
Justin LanierGeorgia Tech
In this lecture series, held jointly (via video conference) with the University of Buffalo and the University of Arkansas, we aim to understand the lecture notes by Vincent Guirardel on geometric small cancellation. The lecture notes can be found here: https://perso.univ-rennes1.fr/vincent.guirardel/papiers/lecture_notes_pcmi.pdf

Models for Mapping Class Groups I

Series
Geometry Topology Working Seminar
Time
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 14:05 for 1.5 hours (actually 80 minutes)
Location
Skiles 256
Speaker
Dan MargalitGeorgia Institute of Technology
A celebrated theorem of Nikolai Ivanov states that the automorphism group of the mapping class group is again the mapping class group. The key ingredient is his theorem that the automorphism group of the complex of curves is the mapping class group. After many similar results were proved, Ivanov made a metaconjecture that any “sufficiently rich object” associated to a surface should have automorphism group the mapping class group. In joint work with Tara Brendle, we show that the typical normal subgroup of the mapping class group (with commuting elements) has automorphism group the mapping class group. To do this, we show that a very large family of complexes associated to a surface has automorphism group the mapping class group.

Geometric Small Cancellation

Series
Geometry Topology Working Seminar
Time
Monday, August 29, 2016 - 10:05 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location
Skiles 005
Speaker
Shane ScottGeorgia Institute of Technology
In this lecture series, held jointly (via video conference) with the University of Buffalo and the University of Arkansas, we aim to understand the lecture notes by Vincent Guirardel on geometric small cancellation: https://perso.univ-rennes1.fr/vincent.guirardel/papiers/lecture_notes_pc...

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