UCLA Topology Seminar


Unless otherwise noted, the seminar meets on Wednesdays and/or
Fridays, 33:50pm in MS 5148. Please contact Mike
Hill, Ko Honda or Ciprian Manolescu for more information.
Past seminars: 2014/15.
2015/16
Click on titles for abstracts.
Date  Speaker  Title 

September 23  David Boozer (UCLA)  An introduction to 4manifolds 
September 30  Ikshu Neithalath (UCLA)  The hcobordism theorem 
October 7  Sangjin Lee (UCLA)  Casson handles 
October 14  Mike Menke (UCLA)  Freedman's constructions of topological 4manifolds 
October 21  Jacob Rooney (UCLA)  More constructions of 4manifolds 
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 SeibergWitten 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 4manifolds 
December 2  Mike Miller (UCLA)  Uncountably many exotic R^4's 
Date  Speaker  Title 

October 12  Markus Szymik (NTNU)  The homology of the HigmanThompson 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 LandweberAraki 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 Caltech 
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 ReshetikhinTuraev and TuraevViro 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 