University at Albany, State University of New York

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Algebra/Topology Seminar


Thursdays 1:15–2:35
in ES-143


Boris Goldfarb
Alex Tchernev
Marco Varisco


Spring 2021
Fall 2020
Spring 2020
Fall 2019
Spring 2019
Fall 2018
Spring 2018
Fall 2017
Spring 2017
Fall 2016
Spring 2016
Fall 2015
Spring 2015
Fall 2014
Spring 2014
Fall 2013
Spring 2013
Fall 2012
Spring 2012
Fall 2011
Spring 2011
Fall 2010



Thanks to UAlbany’s Faculty Research Award Program

Spring Semester 2012

January 19
Michael Ching (Amherst College)
Classifying Taylor Towers
January 26
Dan Ramras (New Mexico State University)
Decomposition Complexity of Groups and Algebraic K-Theory
February 2
no seminar (colloquium)
February 9
no seminar (colloquium)
February 16
Mahdi Asgari (Oklahoma State University; Cornell University)
Counting Cusp Forms
February 23
Brad Henry (Siena College)
An Introduction to Contact Geometry
March 1
Brad Henry (Siena College)
Legendrian Knot Theory
March 8
Catherine Pfaff (Bard College at Simon’s Rock)
Constructing and Classifying Fully Irreducible Outer Automorphisms of Free Groups
March 15
no classes
March 22
Richard Goldstein
Primitivity in Free Groups — Part 1
March 29
Richard Goldstein
Primitivity in Free Groups — Part 2
April 5
no classes
April 12
Marco Varisco
On Framed Manifolds and the Kervaire Invariant
April 19
no seminar (colloquium)
April 26
Arthur Lubovsky
A Combinatorial Model for Affine Crystals
May 3
Steve Plotnick
The Virtual Haken Conjecture — A Trip Through Three-Manifold Topology