Geometry and Topology Seminars

This group runs the following weekly seminars:
Topology Reading Seminar: Tuesdays 2:30 - 3:20pm, 217 MLH, Organizer: Elaina Aceves
https://iowaundergroundtopologygeometry.wordpress.com/topology-seminar-fall-2019/

Topology Seminar: Thursdays 2:00 - 3:00pm, 217 MLH, Organizer: Mohammad Farajzadeh Tehrani
https://docs.google.com/document/d/19paVEae17w4_XLjz4_zHkhzxfvOpc6yABNDFjKNPdFY

Geometric Group Theory Seminar: Thursdays 10:30 - 11:30am, B11 MLH, Organizer: Joshua Pankau
We are reading through "Geometric Group Theory, An Introduction" By Clara Löh.

Graduate Geometry Seminar: Mondays 3:30 - 4:30pm, 131 SH, Organizer: Mohammad Farajzadeh Tehrani
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tz22lunfVy9-seedrXdbi1h1Lwxwefx8PZnUmLLwy3s

Grid Homology Seminar: Tuesdays 1:30 - 2:20pm, 3 MLH, Organizer: Keiko Kawamuro

Tau-invariant Seminar: Thursdays 10:30 - 11:20am, 105 MLH, Organizer: Keiko Kawamuro

  • Topology Reading Seminar

    Topic: Are Rasmussen's $s$-invariant and Ozsvath and Szabo's $\tau$-invariant the same invariant?
    Speaker: Mitchell Messmore

    November 19, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:15pm

    217 MLH

  • Topology Seminar

    Topic: Concordance and homotopy for knots in homology spheres
    Speaker: Chris Davis

    December 5, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

    217 MLH

Recent Archived Seminars

  • Topology Reading Seminar

    Topic: Are Rasmussen's $s$-invariant and Ozsvath and Szabo's $\tau$-invariant the same invariant?
    Speaker: Mitchell Messmore

    Nov 19, 2019

  • Topology Reading Seminar

    Topic: Concordance Genus Bounds
    Speaker: Anup Poudel

    Nov 12, 2019

  • Topology Seminar

    Topic: Homology Cobordisms and Handle Decomposition II
    Speaker: Ali Daemi (Washington University, St Louis)

    Nov 07, 2019

  • Topology Seminar

    Topic: Homology Cobordisms and Handle Decomposition I
    Speaker: Ali Daemi (Washington University, St Louis)

    Nov 07, 2019

  • Topology Reading Seminar

    Topic: Properties of the Upsilon Invariant
    Speaker: Puttipong Pongtanapaisan

    Nov 05, 2019

  • Topology Seminar

    Topic: Heegaard genus and the complexity of fibered knots
    Speaker: Mustafa Cengiz (Boston College)

    Oct 31, 2019

  • Topology Reading Seminar

    Topic: On the Upsilon invariant of knots
    Speaker: Puttipong Pongtanapaisan

    Oct 29, 2019

  • Graduate Geometry Seminar

    Topic: $\sigma_2$ Yamabe problem in dimension 4, existence and uniqueness.
    Speaker: Biao Ma

    Oct 28, 2019

  • Topology Seminar

    Topic: Knot Floer homology and relative adjunction inequalities
    Speaker: Katherine Raoux (Michigan State University)

    Oct 24, 2019

  • Topology Reading Seminar

    Topic: d Invariant
    Speaker: Elaina Aceves

    Oct 22, 2019

  • Topology Seminar

    Topic: Right-veering but overtwisted
    Speaker: Keiko Kawamuro

    Oct 17, 2019

  • Topology Reading Seminar

    Topic: Concordance Invariants
    Speaker: Joshua Pankau

    Oct 15, 2019

  • Graduate Geometry Seminar

    Topic: On round handles and logarithmic transforms.
    Speaker: Jose R. Aranda Cuevas

    Oct 14, 2019

  • Topology Seminar

    Topic: Trivalent category, monoidal functor: an invariant story
    Speaker: Shawn Nevalainen

    Oct 10, 2019

  • Topology Reading Seminar

    Topic: Nu invariant
    Speaker: Joshua Pankau

    Oct 08, 2019

  • Topology Seminar

    Topic: Annular concordance invariants from Sarkar-Seed-Szabó's spectral sequence
    Speaker: Melissa Zhang, University of Georgia

    Oct 03, 2019

  • Topology Reading Seminar

    Topic: Tau invariant
    Speaker: Pravakar Paul

    Oct 01, 2019

  • Graduate Geometry Seminar

    Topic: The Gradient of the total Gauss-Bonnet curvatures
    Speaker: Pedro Valetín De Jesús

    Sep 30, 2019

  • Topology Seminar

    Topic: How I spent my summer part 1. The representation theory of the Kauffman bracket skein algebra
    Speaker: Charles Frohman

    Sep 26, 2019

  • Topology Reading Seminar

    Topic: Knot Floer Homology
    Speaker: Roman Aranda

    Sep 24, 2019

  • Topology Seminar

    Topic: "Uniqueness of weak reducing pairs for bridge surfaces"
    Speaker: Puttipong Pongtanapaisan

    Sep 19, 2019

  • Topology Reading Seminar

    Topic: "A review of Heegaard-Floer homology"
    Speaker: Ben Cooper

    Sep 17, 2019

  • Graduate Geometry Seminar

    Topic: "The Magic Wand Theorem of A. Eskin and M. Mirzakhani"
    Speaker: Shrey Sanadhya

    Sep 16, 2019

  • Topology Seminar

    Topic: "Isotopies of genus three trisections"
    Speaker: Roman Aranda

    Sep 12, 2019

  • Topology Reading Seminar

    Topic: "Heegaard Floer and Concordance"
    Speaker: Imad Bakhira

    Sep 10, 2019

  • Graduate Geometry Seminar

    Topic: "A survey of the symplectic isotopy problem"
    Speaker: Mohammad Tehrani

    Sep 09, 2019

  • Topology Seminar

    Topic: "Stretch Factors Coming From Thurston's Construction"
    Speaker: Joshua Pankau

    Sep 05, 2019

  • Geometric Group Theory Seminar

    Topic: See abstract.
    Speaker: Joshua Pankau

    Sep 05, 2019

  • Topology Reading Seminar

    Topic: "An Overview of Heegaard Floer Homology and Concordance"
    Speaker: Keiko Kawamuro

    Sep 03, 2019