Unless otherwise noted, the seminar meets on Wednesdays and/or Fridays, 3-3:50pm in MS 5148. Please contact Mike Hill, Ko Honda or Ciprian Manolescu for more information.

Past seminars: 2014/15. 2015/16

Fall 2016

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Topology Seminar

Date Speaker Title
September 23 David Boozer (UCLA) An introduction to 4-manifolds
September 30 Ikshu Neithalath (UCLA) The h-cobordism theorem
October 7 Sangjin Lee (UCLA) Casson handles
October 14 Mike Menke (UCLA) Freedman's constructions of topological 4-manifolds
October 21 Jacob Rooney (UCLA) More constructions of 4-manifolds
October 26 Sherry Gong (MIT) Marked link invariants
October 28 Will Kazez (Univ. of Georgia) Tautness of foliations
November 2 Robert Edwards (UCLA) More on Casson handles
November 4 Ian Zemke (UCLA) Link cobordisms and functoriality in link Floer homology
November 4 Matthew Stoffregen (UCLA) The Seiberg-Witten Floer spectrum and homology cobordism
November 9 Robert Edwards (UCLA) Casson handles are standard
November 16 Irving Dai (Princeton) Lattice cohomology and Pin(2)-equivariant monopole Floer homology
November 18 Haofei Fan (UCLA) Knot Floer homology and exotic R^4's
November 30 Ciprian Manolescu (UCLA) On the intersection forms of spin 4-manifolds
December 2 Mike Miller (UCLA) Uncountably many exotic R^4's

Fall Algebraic Topology

Date Speaker Title
October 12 Markus Szymik (NTNU) The homology of the Higman-Thompson groups
November 9 Aaron Royer (UCLA) Topological Insulators
November 16 Dondi Ellis (UM) The coefficients of $MGL\mathbb R$ : A motivic generalization of the classical Landweber-Araki analysis of $MU_{\mathbb R}$
November 23 No Seminar Thanksgiving
November 30 Bogdan Gheorghe (Wayne State) Motivic fields and $w_n$-periodicity


Date Speaker Title
October 17
Hongbin Sun (UC Berkeley) NonLERFness of arithmetic hyperbolic manifold groups
October 17
Caltech - 151 Sloan
Sucharit Sarkar (UCLA) Equivariant Floer homology
October 31
Kasra Rafi (University of Toronto and MSRI) TBA
October 31
Tian Yang (Stanford University) Volume conjectures for Reshetikhin-Turaev and Turaev-Viro invariants
November 7
MS 5127
Burak Ozbagci (Koc University) Fillings of unit cotangent bundles of nonorientable surfaces
November 7
MS 5127
Matt Hogancamp (USC) Categorical diagonalization and link homology