All talks held 4-5pm in 384-I (new seminar room) unless otherwise noted.
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015: Elizabeth Gasparim (Universidad Catolica del Norte, Chile), Symplectic Lefschetz fibrations from a Lie theoretical viewpoint.
Tuesday, February 4, 2015 (unusual time and room!): Lino Grama (Uni Campinas, Brazil), Fukaya-Seidel categories associated to Lefschetz fibrations on adjoint orbits. Held in 384-H
Tuesday, February 10, 2015: Matthew Day (U. Arkansas), On the second homology group of the Torelli subgroup of Aut(Fn)
Tuesday, February 17, 2015: Gabriel C. Drummond-Cole (IBS Center for Geometry and Physics, Korea), Chain level string topology.
Thursday, February 26, 2015: Dan Freed (UT Austin), Twisted matrix factorizations and loop groups. At 1pm in 384-I (UNUSUAL DAY and TIME)
Tuesday, March 3, 2015: Constantin Teleman (UC Berkeley), K_G(\Omega G) and the affine Toda system.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015: Dan Ramras (IUPUI), Stabilized character varieties for surfaces and the Chern-Simons line bundle.
Tuesday April 21, 2015: Joey Hirsh (MIT), Model structures for coalgebras.
Tuesday May 11th, 2015: possible Geometry seminar TBA
Tuesday May 19th, 2015: Nathan Dunfield (UIUC), A tale of two norms.
Tuesday May 26th, 2015: Dave Witte Morris (Lethbridge), TBA.