Geometry tea is a seminar series in Cambridge covering geometry in all it's forms. It's usually given by PhD students or postdocs. Talks (usually) take place on Fridays in MR13 at 3pm, and are followed by tea and biscuits in the Pavillion E common room. If you would like to give a talk or invite a speaker please contact Joe (firstname.lastname@example.org). Expenses can be provided by the department for external speakers, roughly on the level of travel from London.
12th June – Zhi Jin (Cambridge)
5th June – Nina Friedrich (Cambridge)
Introduction to homological stability
29th May – Diletta Martinelli (Imperial)
Around the Cone Conjecture
22rd May – Anton Isopoussu (Cambridge)
Cones and fibrations in the theory of K-stability
15th May – Tom Brown (Cambridge)
An introduction to Floer simple manifolds, taut foliations and a possible connection between them
8th May – Jack Smith (Cambridge)
Axial discs on homogeneous Lagrangians
1st May – Ben Barrett (Cambridge)
Boundaries of hyperbolic groups
13th March – Mihajlo Cekic (Cambridge)
Limiting Carleman weights and related inverse problems
6th March – Jonathan Grant (Durham)
The Alexander polynomial as a Reshetikhin-Turaev invariant
27th February – Alexandru Cioba (UCL)
Topological methods in contact dynamics
20th February – Christian Lund (Cambridge)
The moduli space of Ricci flat Kähler metrics
13th February – Ruadhai Dervan (Cambridge)
Stability of twisted constant scalar curvature Kähler metrics
6th February – Paul Wedrich (Cambridge)
Deformations of link homologies
30th January – Lawrence Barrott (Cambridge)
Gromov-Witten invariants in algebraic geometry
23rd January – Carmelo di Natale (Cambridge)
Grassmannians and period mappings in derived algebraic geometry
16st January – Joe Waldron (Cambridge)
The LMMP for threefolds in positive characteristic
13th December – Claudius Zibrowius (Cambridge)
Alexander polynomials for tangles
5th December – Lars Sektnan (Imperial)
The non-existence of a Kähler-Einstein metric on CP^2 # (- CP^2) via toric geometry
28th November – Anton Isopoussu (Cambridge)
Analytic and algebraic aspects of moduli problems
21st November – Marco Marengon (Imperial)
An introduction to sutured Floer homology
14th November – Renato Vianna (Cambridge)
Distinguishing Clifford and Chekanov Lagrangian tori in $\C^2$ and $\CP^2$ via count of J-holomorphic discs
7th November – Joint with Junior Algebra seminar
Mandy Cheung (Cambridge)
Mirror symmetry and cluster algebra
Ruadhai Dervan (Cambridge)
Canonical filtrations of coordinate rings of varieties with non-reductive automorphism group
31st October – Yoshinori Hashimoto (UCL)
Gromov-Hausdorff limits of smooth projective varieties
24th October – Peter Overholser (KU Leuven)
Tropical invariants through mirror symmetry
17th October – Senja Barthel (Imperial)
An introduction to spatial graph theory
10th October – Ruadhai Dervan (Cambridge)
An introduction to K-stability
Easter Term 2014
27th June: Claudius Zibrowius "Introduction to Bordered Floer Homology"
13th June: Tom Lovering (Harvard University) "A Hitchhiker's guide to Shimura Varieties"
30th May: Diletta Martinelli (Imperial College) "What is a flip?"
23rd May: Joe Keir (DAMTP) "Geometric Analysis in General Relativity"
16th May: Michael Kasa (UCSD) "Log Geometry and Stable Maps"
9th May: Julien Meyer (Université Libre de Bruxelles) "CscK-Metrics and projective embeddings"
2nd May: Thomas Prince (Imperial College) "From Lagrangian tori to Helices via string theory on Gorenstein toric singularities"
Lent Term 2014
14th March: Jakob Blaavand (University of Oxford) "What a Higgs bundle is - and why you should care"
7th March: Christian Lund "Growth properties of manifolds with curvature"
21st February: Anton Isopoussu "Constant scalar curvature metrics on projective bundles"
14th February: Dmitry Tonkonog "Affine varieties versus cotangent bundles from a symplectic viewpoint"
7th February: Ruadhaí Dervan "Peaked sections and algebraic approximations of Kaehler metrics"
31st January: Paul Wedrich "Computing categorified colored sl(N) quantum invariants of rational tangles"
24th January: David Witt-Nystrom "Okounkov bodies and the moment map problem"
17th January: Julian Holstein "Morita Cohomology"