# Topology Seminar 2016

This seminar is held on Tuesdays at 3pm in 210 Deady.

### Summer Quarter, 2016

- July 7,
**Mark Walsh**, (Wichita State)

Positive scalar curvature and manifolds with boundary - July 26,
**Sarah Rasmussen**, (Cambridge)

L-space Classification, Graph Manifolds, and Singularities - September 6,
**David Wraith**, (National U. of Ireland, Maynooth)

**Special Time:**4:00pm in 210 Deady Hall

Positive Ricci curvature on highly connected manifolds - September 23,
**Jessica Purcell**, (Monash University)

**Special Time:**10:30am in 210 Deady Hall

Limits of knots

### Spring Quarter, 2016

- April 6-7,
**Cameron Gordon**, (University of Texas at Austin)

Part of the Niven Lecture series - April 12,
**Felix Wierstra**, (Stockholm University)

Koszul spaces in rational homotopy theory - April 19,
**Lenhard Ng**, (Duke University)

Knot contact homology and string topology - April 26,
**Christine Escher**, (OSU)

Non-negative curvature and torus actions - May 3,
**Anibal Medina**, (Stanford)

E-infinity comodules and topological manifolds - May 10,
**Laura Starkston**, (Stanford)

Doubling symplectic hypersurfaces and the topology of the complement - May 17,
**Aaron Mazel-Gee**, (Berkeley)

Resolution revolution: model categories, ∞-categories, and beyond - May 24,
**Faramarz Vafaee**, (CalTech)

‘Zero’ surgery on knots in L-spaces - May 31,
**TriThang Tran**, (UO)

### Winter Quarter, 2016

- January 12,
**Dan Dugger**(UO)

The Grothendieck-Witt category of a field - January 19,
**Ian Zemke**(UCLA)

Basepoints in Heegaard Floer homology - January 26,
**Robert Lipshitz**(UO)

Introduction to (Heegaard) Floer homology - February 2,
**Boris Botvinnik**(UO)

Stable Moduli Space of High-dimensional Handlebodies - February 9,
**Nicholas Proudfoot**(UO)

Intersection cohomology of the symmetric reciprocal plane - February 26,
**Robert Lipshitz**(UO)

Introduction to (Heegaard) Floer homology, Part 2 - March 1,
**Chad Giusti**(University of Pennsylvania)

Neural networks and the nerve theorem - March 8,
**Nathan Perlmutter**(Stanford)

Cobordism categories and the moduli space of odd dimensional manifolds

### Fall Quarter, 2015

- September 29, Organizational meeting.
- October 6,
**Alex Ellis**(UO)

Quantum gl(1|1) and tangle Floer homology - October 13,
**Robert Lipshitz**(UO)

Periodic knots and Hochschild homology - October 20,
**Dan Ramras**(IUPUI)

Stable representation theory and spaces of flat connections - October 26,
**Ben Elias**(UO)

Igusa diagrams and the K(pi, 1)-conjecturette (joint w/ Geordie Williamson) - November 6,
**Agnes Beaudry**(U Chicago)

Gluing data in chromatic homotopy theory - November 7-8, Cascade Topology Seminar
- November 10,
**Kristen Hendricks**(UCLA)

New versions of the Heegaard Floer correction term - November 17,
**Dev Sinha**(UO)

Cohomology of symmetric and alternating groups - November 24, 2016-17 course discussion meeting
- December 2,
**Safia Chettih**(UO)

Topology of Configurations on Trees

Previous years: 2015 2013 2012 F11 S10 W10 F09 F08 S08 W08 F07 S07 W07 F06 F05-S06 F04-S05 F03-S04 F02-S03 F00-S01 F99-S00 F98-S99 F97-S98