Geometry/Topology Seminar
Thursdays at 3:00PM, in
308 Eckhart.
Autumn 2002
October 3,
Mike Davis, Ohio State University visiting U. Chicago
L² homology of Coxeter groups and buildings
October 10,
Roman Muchnik, U. Chicago
Semigroup actions on T^{n}
October 17,
Jeff Brock, U. Chicago
The classification of WeilPetersson geodesics in T_{1,1}
October 24,
Yair Glasner, University of Illinois at Chicago
On the construction of lattices acting on products of trees
October 31,
Igor Rivin, Temple University
(Unreasonable) Convexity in Geometry
November 7,
Martin Schmoll, Pennsylvania State University
Some SL(2,R) invariant subspaces in moduli spaces
of translation surfaces
November 14,
Saul Schleimer, University of Illinois at Chicago
Heegaard splittings vs. surface bundles
November 19, (special day)
Dimitry Dolgopyat, University of Maryland
Stable ergodicity of random rotations
November 21,
Alexander I. Bufetov, Princeton University
Interval exchange transformations and the Teichmueller Flow
November 25, (special day) 1:302:50 Ryerson 358
Paul Seidel, Imperial College
Homological mirror symmetry and the quartic surface
November 28,
Thanksgiving Holiday, USA
No seminar due to excessive turkey consumption
December 5,
Mladen Bestvina, University of Utah
Measured laminations and group theory
December 11, (special day) 1:302:50 Ryerson 358
Sean Cleary, City College of CUNY
An introduction to Thompson's group F and its metric properties
December 12, Eckhart 206 (special room!)
Jennifer Taback, SUNY University at Albany and
Bowdoin College
Thompson's group F is not almost convex
Winter 2003 schedule
For questions, contact

Benson Farb,
farb@math.uchicago.edu

Alex Eskin,
eskin@math.uchicago.edu

Jeff Brock,
brock@math.uchicago.edu

Andrzej Zuk,
zuk@math.uchicago.edu

Shmuel Weinberger,
shmuel@math.uchicago.edu

Chris Connell,
cconnell@math.uchicago.edu

Laura DeMarco,
demarco@math.uchicago.edu

Dan Grossman,
dan@math.uchicago.edu

Chris Hruska,
chruska@math.uchicago.edu

Nicolas Monod,
monod@math.uchicago.edu

Roman Muchnik,
roma@math.uchicago.edu.