Topology and Geometry Seminar

The seminar aims to introduce research topics in topology, geometry and its interactions with other sciences on a simple level. Some topics are discussed over a 3-week period led by the same speaker (as a mini-course). Anyone interested in mathematics is welcome to attend.

Spring 2018

The seminar will meet at 3:00 pm on Wednesday in Lab 3, B700 unless otherwise noted. 

Date Speaker Title (click for abstract)
10 January  Dale Koenig (OIST) A hands on introduction to Morse theory and handle decompositions
17 January  Gudrun Szewieczek (TU Wien/Kobe) Conformally flat hypersurfaces and Guichard nets 
24 January  Dale Koenig (OIST) Heegaard splittings and an introduction to 3-manifold theory
31 January  Dale Koenig (OIST)  Trisections of 4-manifolds
 7  February   Luca Lussardi (Politecnico di Torino) The Kirchhoff-Plateau problem
14 February   Linling Ru (OIST)  An introduction to uniformly hyperbolic attractors
21 February  Linling Ru (OIST)  Plykin attractor on the plane
28 February    No seminar 
  7 March Tirasan Khandhawit (OIST) Gauge theory and topology of manifolds
14 March Mini-symposium (12-14 March) Computational Problems in Low-dimensional Topology
21 March     
28 March