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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20140924T153500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20140924T163500
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URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=25450
SUMMARY:Geometry Working Seminar - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Geometry Working Seminar\nTitle: TBA\nAbstract Link: h
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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20141001T153500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20141001T163500
LOCATION:MB114
URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=25451
SUMMARY:Geometry Working Seminar - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Geometry Working Seminar\nTitle: TBA\nAbstract Link: h
ttp://
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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20141008T153500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20141008T163500
LOCATION:MB114
URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=25452
SUMMARY:Geometry Working Seminar - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Geometry Working Seminar\nTitle: TBA
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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20141015T153500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20141015T163500
LOCATION:MB114
URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=25453
SUMMARY:Geometry Working Seminar - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Geometry Working Seminar\nTitle: TBA\nAbstract Link: h
ttp://
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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20141022T153500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20141022T163500
LOCATION:MB114
URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=25454
SUMMARY:Geometry Working Seminar - Tarski numbers
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Geometry Working Seminar\nTitle: Tarski numbers\nSpeak
er: Mark Sapir\, Vandrebilt University\nAbstract: This is a joint work wit
h Mikhail Ershov and Gili Golan. The Tarski number of a group is the minim
al number of pieces in a paradoxical decomposition. We prove that there ar
e 2-generated groups with arbitrary large Tarski numbers and construct gro
ups with Tarski numberd 5 and 6.
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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20141029T153500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20141029T163500
LOCATION:MB114
URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=25455
SUMMARY:Geometry Working Seminar - Around basics of h-principle and iots ap
plications to symplectic topology I
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Geometry Working Seminar\nTitle: Around basics of h-pr
inciple and iots applications to symplectic topology I\nSpeaker: Alena Erc
henko\, Penn State\nAbstract: This is the first of a series of talks on th
e subjet. Even though h-principle originated from Nash's embedding theorem
s and Gromov's book "Partial Differential Relations"\,the easiest applicat
ions are to symplectic topology. We plan to follow books by Eliashberg an
d McDuff et al.
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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20141105T153500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20141105T163500
LOCATION:MB114
URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=25456
SUMMARY:Geometry Working Seminar - Around basics of h-principle and iots ap
plications to symplectic topology II
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Geometry Working Seminar\nTitle: Around basics of h-pr
inciple and iots applications to symplectic topology II\nSpeaker: Alena Er
chenko\, Penn State\nAbstract: his is the second talk on the subjet. Even
though h-principle originated from Nash's embedding theorems and Gromov's
book "Partial Differential Relations"\,the easiest applications are to sym
plectic topology. We follow books by Eliashberg and McDuff et al. Our goal
is not to nearly cover the subject but to spark interest towards this ver
y impressive set of ideas and techniques in (geometric) PDE and PD inequal
itiues.
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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20141112T153500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20141112T163500
LOCATION:MB114
URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=25457
SUMMARY:Geometry Working Seminar - Odd Khovanov homology\, its applications
\, and related knot invariants.
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Geometry Working Seminar\nTitle: Odd Khovanov homology
\, its applications\, and related knot invariants.\nSpeaker: Aleksander Sh
umakovitch\, George Washington University\\\nAbstract: We start with descr
ibing an odd version of the Khovanov homology recently\n introduced by Oz
svath\, Rasmussen and Szabo. We discuss its properties that\,\n despite s
imilar definitions\, appear to be drastically different from those\n of t
he ordinary (even) Khovanov homology. We then present several\n applicati
ons of the odd Khovanov homology to geometry\, such as finding\n upper bo
unds for the Thurston-Bennequin number\, detecting quasi-alternating\n kn
ots\, and (conjecturally) detecting transversely non-simple knots.\n Fina
lly\, we consider several homological operations that can be defined\n be
tween even and odd Khovanov homology theories using the unified even/odd\n
Khovanov homology theory developed by Krzysztof Putyra. We show how thes
e\n homological operations give rise to new knot invariants with interest
ing\n properties.
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BEGIN:VEVENT
DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20141119T153500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20141119T163500
LOCATION:MB114
URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=25458
SUMMARY:Geometry Working Seminar - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Geometry Working Seminar\nTitle: TBA\nAbstract Link: h
ttp://
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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20141126T153500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20141126T163500
LOCATION:MB114
URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=25459
SUMMARY:Geometry Working Seminar - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Geometry Working Seminar\nTitle: TBA\nAbstract Link: h
ttp://
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BEGIN:VEVENT
DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20141203T153500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20141203T163500
LOCATION:MB114
URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=25460
SUMMARY:Geometry Working Seminar - CANCELLED! Mapping class groups of surfa
ces
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Geometry Working Seminar\nTitle: CANCELLED! Mapping cl
ass groups of surfaces\nSpeaker: CANCELLED! Athanase Papadopoulos\, U Stra
sbourg\, visiting CUNY\nAbstract: I will survey several results on actions
of mapping class groups of surfaces on several spaces
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BEGIN:VEVENT
DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20141210T153500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20141210T163500
LOCATION:MB114
URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=25461
SUMMARY:Geometry Working Seminar - Around basics of h-principle and its app
lications to symplectic topology III
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Geometry Working Seminar\nTitle: Around basics of h-pr
inciple and its applications to symplectic topology III\nSpeaker: Alena Er
chenko\, Penn State\nAbstract: Đ¢his is the third talk on the subjet. Even
though h-principle originated from Nash's embedding theorems and Gromov's
book "Partial Differential Relations"\,the easiest applications are to sy
mplectic topology.One need to realize that h-principle is not a number of
ready-to-use tools but rather an philosophy of how to approach a certain c
lass of problems. We follow books by Eliashberg and McDuff et al. Our goal
is not to nearly cover the subject but to spark interest towards this ver
y impressive set of ideas and techniques in (geometric) PDEs and PD inequa
litiues.
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