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Topology Seminar @ LSU 2006-2008

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Spring 2008

Spring 2008
Wed, 1/23/2008
Virtual Seminar with UIowa
3:40-4:30 pm
Biolog. Sciences
Annex (A663)
Charlie Frohman
(U Iowa)
An introduction to Frobenius extensions
and TQFT over rings.

(Talk is broadcasted from Iowa)
Wed, 1/30/2008
Virtual Seminar with UIowa
3:40-4:30 pm
Biolog. Sciences
Annex (A663)
Charlie Frohman
(U Iowa)
sl_3-TQFT after Khovanov
(Talk is broadcasted from Iowa)
Conference:
Sat, 2/9/2008-
Sun, 2/10/2008
Rice University
Louisiana Texas Topology Retreat


Wed, 2/13/2008
Virtual Seminar with UIowa
3:30-4:30 pm
Biolog. Sciences
Annex (A663)
Adam McDougall
(U Iowa)
A diagramless link homology
(Talk is broadcasted from Iowa)
Tue, 2/19/2008
postponed
postponed

Joan Birman
(Columbia University)
Lorenz, modular and twisted torus links
Wed, 2/20/2008
Virtual Seminar with UIowa
3:30-4:30 pm
Biolog. Sciences
Annex (A663)
Hee Jung Kim
(LSU)
Knotting Surfaces in 4-manifolds
(Talk is broadcasted from LSU)
Mon, 2/25/2008
3:40-4:30pm
Lockett 276
Gregor Masbaum
(Paris VII)
TQFT and the Nielsen-Thurston classification
of surface homeomorphisms
Wed, 3/5/2008
Virtual Seminar with UIowa
3:30-4:30 pm
Biolog. Sciences
Annex (A663)
Alissa Crans
(U. of Chicago/Loyola Marymount University)
2-groups: Categorified groups
(Talk is broadcasted from UIowa)
Wed, 3/12/2008
Virtual Seminar with UIowa
cancelled

Heather Dye
(McKendree U.)
cancelled

3/17/2008-
3/23/2008
Spring Break: No talks

Wed, 3/26/2008
Virtual Seminar with UIowa
3:30-4:30 pm
Biolog. Sciences
Annex (A663)
Hee Jung Kim
(LSU)
Knotting Surfaces in 4-manifolds, Part II
(Talk is broadcasted from LSU)
Conference:
Fri, 3/28/2008-
Sun, 3/30/2008
LSU
AMS Sectional
Meeting

Five special sessions in Geometric Topology
Mon, 3/31/2008
3:40-4:30 pm
Lockett 276
Charles Livingston
(Indiana U)
Twisted Alexander polynomials, metabelian
representations, and the knot slicing problem
Wed, 4/2/2008
Virtual Seminar with UIowa
3:30-4:30 pm
Biolog. Sciences
Annex (A663)
Anna Meyers
(U Iowa)
Models for evaluating the Homfly polynomial
(Talk is broadcasted from Iowa)
Wed, 4/9/2008
Virtual Seminar with UIowa
3:30-4:30 pm
Biolog. Sciences
Annex (A663)
Cody Armond
(LSU)
On the Huynh-Le Quantum Determinant
for the Colored Jones Polynomial

(Talk is broadcasted from LSU)
Thu, 4/10/2008
Colloquium
3:40-4:30 pm
Lockett 285
Oleg Viro
(Stony Brook)
Compliments to bad spaces
Fri, 4/11/2008
3:40-4:30 pm
Lockett 285
Oleg Viro
(Stony Brook)
Twisted acyclicity of circle and
link signatures
Mon, 4/28/2008
3:40-4:30 pm
Lockett 276
Joan Birman
(Columbia University)
Twisted torus knots and Lorenz knots
Fall 2007
Tue, 9/4/2007
5:10-6:00 pm
Lockett 276
Adam Lowrance
(LSU)
On Knot Floer Width and Turaev Genus
Mon, 9/10/2007
4:40-5:30 pm
Lockett 276
Steve Wallace
(LSU)
Surgery untying of knots
Wed, 9/12/2007
Virtual Seminar with UIowa
3:40-4:30 pm
Biolog. Sciences
Annex (A663)
Moshe Cohen
(LSU)
Introductory remarks on Khovanov
homology
Mon, 9/17/2007
4:40-5:30 pm
Lockett 276
Hee Jung Kim
(LSU)
Topological triviality of smoothly knotted
surfaces in 4-manifolds
Wed, 9/19/2007
Virtual Seminar with UIowa
3:40-4:30 pm
Biolog. Sciences
Annex (A663)
Neal Stoltzfus
(LSU)
Quasi-Trees and Khovanov homology
Mon, 9/24/2007
4:40-5:30 pm
Lockett 276
Scott Baldridge
(LSU)
A symplectically aspherical manifold with b_1=1
Wed, 9/26/2007
Virtual Seminar with UIowa
3:40-4:30 pm
Biolog. Sciences
Annex (A663)
Adam Lowrance
(LSU)
On knot Floer width and Turaev genus
Mon, 10/01/2007
4:40-5:30 pm
Lockett 276
Scott Baldridge
(LSU)
A symplectically aspherical manifold with b_1=1, Part II
Wed, 10/03/2007
Virtual Seminar with UIowa
3:40-4:30 pm
Biolog. Sciences
Annex (A663)
Adam Lowrance
(LSU)
On knot Floer width and Turaev genus, Part II
Wed, 10/10/2007
Virtual Seminar with UIowa
3:40-4:30 pm
Biolog. Sciences
Annex (A663)
Moshe Cohen
(LSU)
On a result of Ozsvath and Manolescu
Mon, 10/15/2007
4:40-5:30 pm
Lockett 276
Neal Stoltzfus
(LSU)
The Bollobas-Riordan-Tutte polynomial as a
tri-graded Poincare-polynomial
(due to N. Forman), Part I
Wed, 10/17/2007
Virtual Seminar with UIowa
3:40-4:30 pm
Biolog. Sciences
Annex (A663)
John Etnyre
(Georgia Tech)
A geometric reason for the non-sharpness of Bennequin's
inequality for some fibered knots
Thu, 10/18/2007
Colloquium
3:40-4:30 pm
Lockett 285
John Etnyre
(Georgia Tech)
Invariants of embeddings
via contact geometry
Mon, 10/22/2007
4:40-5:30 pm
Lockett 276
Neal Stoltzfus
(LSU)
The Bollobas-Riordan-Tutte polynomial as a
tri-graded Poincare-polynomial
(due to N. Forman), Part II
Wed, 10/24/2007
Virtual Seminar with UIowa
3:40-4:30 pm
Biolog. Sciences
Annex (A663)
Charlie Frohman
(U Iowa)
On Bar-Natan's skein module
(Talk is broadcasted from U Iowa)
Mon, 10/29/2007
4:40-5:30 pm
Lockett 276
Ambar Sengupta
(LSU)
Gaussian Matrix Integrals
Wed, 10/31/2007
Virtual Seminar with UIowa
3:40-4:30 pm
Biolog. Sciences
Annex (A663)
Jeff Boerner
(U Iowa)
On the Asaeda-Przytycki-Sikora homology
(Talk is broadcasted from U Iowa)
Thu, 11/1/2007
Junior Topology Seminar
12:40-1:30 pm
Lockett 119
Junior Topology Seminar
Reading Seminar
Wed, 11/7/2007
Virtual Seminar with UIowa
3:40-4:30 pm
Biolog. Sciences
Annex (A663)
Heather Russell
(U Iowa)
Embedded Khovanov homology of S^1\times D^2 and the homology of the (n,n)-Springer Fiber
(Talk is broadcasted from U Iowa)
Thu, 11/8/2007
Junior Topology Seminar
12:40-1:30 pm
Lockett 119
Junior Topology Seminar
Reading Seminar
Mon, 11/12/2007
4:40-5:30 pm
Lockett 276
Pat Gilmer
(LSU)
Congruence and quantum invariants
Wed, 11/14/2007
Virtual Seminar with UIowa
3:40-4:30 pm
Biolog. Sciences
Annex (A663)
Steve Wallace
(LSU)
Surgery equivalence invariants of colored knots
(Talk is broadcasted from LSU)
Thu, 11/15/2007
Junior Topology Seminar
12:40-1:30 pm
Lockett 119
Junior Topology Seminar
Reading Seminar
Wed, 11/28/2007
Virtual Seminar with UIowa
3:40-4:30 pm
Biolog. Sciences
Annex (A663)
Adam Lowrance
(LSU)
On a paper by Ozsvath, Rasmussen and Szabo on the odd Khovanov homology
(Talk is broadcasted from LSU)
Spring 2007
Conference:
Fri, 1/5/2007-
Mon, 1/8/2007
New Orleans
Annual Meeting of the
AMS

Four special sessions in Topology
1/30/2007
4:40-5:30 pm
Lockett 276
Emille Davie
(U Georgia)
Characterizing Right-Veering Surface
Diffeomorphisms via the Burau Representation
Conference:
2/3- 2/4/2007
LSU
Lockett 237
Second Louisiana-Texas-
Topology-Retreat (LTTR)


2/20/2007
Mardi Gras: No Seminar
Junior Topology Sem.
3/13/2007
3:10-4:30 pm
Lockett 276
Moshe Cohen
(LSU)
On Viro's description of
Khovanov's knot homology
Junior Topology Sem.
3/20/2007
3:10-4:30 pm
Lockett 276
Adam Lowrance
(LSU)
On the combinatorial description of Oszvath-Szabo
Heegaard Floer knot homology by
Manolescu-O.-S.-Thurston
Junior Topology Sem.
3/22/2007
3:10-4:30 pm
Lockett 276
Adam Lowrance
(LSU)
On the combinatorial description of Oszvath-Szabo
Heegaard Floer knot homology by
Manolescu-O.-S.-Thurston, Part II
3/27/2007
4:40-5:30 pm
Lockett 276
Kathy Zhong
(Cal State Sacramento)
Calculate Kauffman Polynomials of some
Knots Using Kauffman Skeins
3/28/2007
4:40-5:30 pm
Lockett 276
Stephen Bigelow
(UC Santa Barbara)
Representations of Planar Algebras
4/2/-4/8/2007
Spring Break
4/10/-4/12/2007
Porcelli Lectures: No Seminar
Junior Topology Sem.
4/17/2007
3:10-4:30 pm
Lockett 276
Godi Pruidze
(LSU)
Topology of robot motion planning
Colloquium
4/19/2007
3:40-4:30 pm
Lockett 277
Kevin Knudson
(Mississippi State University)
Algorithms in discrete Morse Theory
Junior Topology Sem.
4/24/2007
3:10-4:30 pm
Lockett 276
Cody Armond
(LSU)
On Rasmussen's relation between Khovanov
homology and sliceness
Conference:
Tue, 5/30/2007-
Sun, 6/3/2007
LSU
Rooms tba
FRG Conference:
A second time around the
Volume Conjecture


Fall 2006
Tue, 9/19/2006 4:40-5:30 pm
Lockett 284
Pat Gilmer
(LSU)
Surgery of type-p and quantum invariants
of 3-manifolds
Tue, 9/26/2006 4:40-5:30 pm
Lockett 284
Neal Stoltzfus
(LSU)
Dessins in Knot Theory
Tue, 10/3/2006 4:40-5:30 pm
Lockett 284
David Cimasoni
(UC Berkeley)
Generalized Seifert surfaces and signatures
of colored links
Tue, 10/10/2006 4:40-5:30 pm
Lockett 284
Neal Stoltzfus
(LSU)
Skein modules of cylinders and quantum
cluster algebras
Fri, 10/13/2006 3:40-4:30 pm
Lockett 284
Indira Chatterji
(Ohio State University)
A characterization of hyperbolicity
Tue, 10/24/2006
4:40-5:30 pm
Lockett 284
Brendan Owens
(LSU)
Knot surgeries and
negative definite four manifolds
Tue, 11/7/2006
4:40-5:30 pm
Lockett 284
Matilde Lalin
(U of British Columbia)
Functional equations for the Mahler measure
of genus 1 curves

Thu, 11/9/2006
Virtual Seminar
(with Rice University)
11:00-11:50 am
Johnston 338
Ron Fintushel
(Michigan State U.)
Surgery on Nullhomologous Tori
Thu, 11/9/2006
Colloqium
3:40-4:30 pm
Lockett tba
Paul Kirk
(Indiana U.)
The geography of 4-manifolds with specified
fundamental group

Fri, 11/10/2006 -
Sun, 11/12/2006
Tulane University
New Orleans
Conference:
Topology of 4-Manifolds
In Honor of Ron Fintushel
Mon, 11/13/2006
4:40-5:30 pm
Lockett 284
Matthew Hedden
(M.I.T.)
The meaning and comparison of smooth
concordance invariants