Geometry/Topology Seminar
Thursdays at 3:00PM, in
308 Eckhart.
Winter 2003
(Go to Spring 2003.)
January 8, 4:00pm Eckhart 206
(Geometric Langlands and Algebraic Geometry)
Eckhard Meinrenken, Toronto
Symplectic structures on the moduli spaces of
flat connections
January 9, 4:30pm Eckhart 206
(Geometric Langlands and Algebraic Geometry)
Eckhard Meinrenken, Toronto
Verlinde formulas as fixed point formulas
January 16,
Tara Brendle, Cornell University
Relations in the Torelli Group
January 20, 4:00pm Ryerson 251 (Namboodiri Lectures)
Curt McMullen, Harvard University
Islands on K3 surfaces
January 21, 4:30pm Eckhart 206 (Namboodiri Lectures)
Curt McMullen, Harvard University
Random lattices and the square root of n mod 1
January 22, 4:00pm Ryerson 251 (Namboodiri Lectures)
Curt McMullen, Harvard University
Billiards
January 23,
No seminar
January 30, Eckhart 308 at 3:00
Ivan Dynnikov, Moscow State University
Recognizing the unknot by using a monotone reduction
January 31, Eckhart 202 at 1:30 (Special day!)
Bruno Klingler, Yale University
On the arithmeticity of some complex
hyperbolic lattices and fake projective planes
February 3, Eckhart 207 at 1:30 (Special day!)
Laurent Bartholdi, University of California
at Berkeley
TBA
February 6, Eckhart 308 at 3:00
Paul Schupp, University of Illinois at
UrbanaChampaign
Genericcase complexity and decision problems in group
theory
February 11, Eckhart 203 at 4:30 (Special day!)
(Algebraic Topology)
Stephan Stolz, University of Notre Dame
The spinor bundle on the free loop space
February 13, Eckhart 308 at 3:00
Michael Entov, Technion
Commutator length of symplectomorphisms
February 20, Eckhart 308 at 3:00
Joan Birman, Columbia University
Stabilization in the braid groups
February 26, (Special Day) Eckhart 206 at 1:30
Lee Mosher, Rutgers Newark
Train track expansions of measured foliations, Part I
February 27, Eckhart 308 at 3:00
Lee Mosher, Rutgers Newark
Train track expansions of measured foliations, Part II
March 4, (Special Day) Eckhart 202 at 1:30
Peter Storm, University of Michigan
Minimal volume hyperbolic metrics on acylindrical
3manifolds
March 6, Eckhart 308 at 3:00
Juan Souto, Universität Bonn
A criterion for the tameness of hyperbolic 3manifolds
March 10, Eckhart 207 at 1:45
T. Januszkiewicz, Wroclaw
March 10, Eckhart 202 at 3:00
D. Crowley, U. Chicago and Penn State
March 11, Eckhart 202 at 1:30
A. Dranishnikov, Florida
March 11, Eckhart 202 at 2:30
W. Lueck, Muenster
March 11, Eckhart 202 at 3:30
H. Reich, Muenster
March 12, The Barn at 10:30
S. Ferry, Rutgers
March 12, The Barn at 11:30
J. Lott, Michigan
March 12, Eckhart 206 at 1:45
M. Farber, Tel Aviv
March 12, Eckhart 202 at 3:00
S. Smale, U. Chicago and Berkeley
March 13, Eckhart 202 at 1:30
B. Okun, Milwaukee
March 13, Eckhart 202 at 2:20
J. Block, Penn
March 13, Eckhart 308 at 3:30 (Regular G/T seminar at an unusual time!)
Bill Goldman, University of Maryland
The ComplexSymplectic structure of moduli spaces and
projective structures
March 14, The Barn at 10:30
A. Zuk, U. Chicago
March 14, The Barn at 11:30
S. Chang, Wellesley
March 18, Eckhart 202 at 3:00 (Special Day)
Michael Larsen, Indiana University
How often is 84(g1) achieved?
March 20,
No seminar
For questions, contact

Benson Farb,
farb@math.uchicago.edu

Alex Eskin,
eskin@math.uchicago.edu

Shmuel Weinberger,
shmuel@math.uchicago.edu

Jeff Brock,
brock@math.uchicago.edu

Andrzej Zuk,
zuk@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.