Geometry Seminar

                                                                                                                      Vanderbilt University
                                                                                                                                Spring  2018

   Organizers:  Anna Marie Bohmann, Ioana Suvaina, Rares Rasdeaconu

   Fridays, 3:10-4:00pm in SC 1310 (unless otherwise noted)

                Friday, January 19th

                Speaker: Paul Goerss, Northwestern University

                Title:  Geometry, Duality, and Large Scale Phenomena in the Homotopy Groups of Spheres

The core project of homotopy theory is to calculate the homotopy classes of maps between finite simplicial complexes.
                However, even when the complexes are spheres, low dimensional calculations appear noisy and random. The key to developing a
                structure was to find large-scale periodic phenomena, a point of view initiated by Adams in the 1960s using K-theory. Forty years
                later we have gotten very good at this, especially after work of Hopkins and his coauthors connecting this study to arithmetic geometry,
                including the geometry of elliptic curves. In this talk, I hope to offer a window into this world, and explain some of the beautiful
                patterns and symmetries we have found. (Contact Person: Anna Marie Bohmann)


                Friday, March 2 - no meeting
Shanks Workshop: "Complex Differential Geometry", March 2-3, Vanderbilt University                                    

                Friday, April 13th

Mehdi Lejmi,  CUNY Bronx Community College

                Title:  TBA

TBA (Contact Person: Ioana Suvaina)

                April 14-15,
AMS Spring Southeastern Sectional Meeting, Vanderbilt University
Special Session on Hermitian Geometry and Special Session on Recent Progress and New Directions in Homotopy Theory



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