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Geometry Seminars for Easter Term 2006

  • Past geometry seminars

  • The geometry seminar meets at 3pm on Wednesdays, in Meeting Room 13, Pavilion E (the "Geometry Institute").
    Organizers: A Kovalev, I Smith , B Totaro.


    Wednesday 3 May

    Burt Totaro (Cambridge)
    When does a curve move on a surface, especially over a finite field?

    Wednesday 10 May

    Vivien Easson (Cambridge)
    Handlebody attachment for 3-manifolds

    Wednesday 17 May

    Nick Kuhn (Virginia)
    The nilpotent filtration of the mod p cohomology of classifying spaces

    Friday 26 May, 3pm

    Bob Penner (USC)
    Torelli groups and Johnson homomorphisms

    Wednesday 31 May

    Bernd Sturmfels (Berkeley)
    Tropical implicitization

    Wednesday 14 June

    Caucher Birkar (Cambridge)
    Singularities and flips