# Mathematics Seminars

## Spring 2020:

### March 9

Dr. Anna Cepek (Institute of Basic Science: Center for Geometry & Physics, Pohang, South Korea): Title of Talk is "The Ran space and embedding calculus in application to knot theory"

### February 24

Dr. Jarek Kwapisz (Mathematical Sciences Dept, MSU): Title of Talk is "Quantum Adiabatic Theorem."

### February 10

Dr. Ryan Grady (Mathematical Sciences Dept, MSU): Title of Talk is "Representation Theory via TFT and Equivalent Hamiltonian Systems"

## Fall 2019:

### November 25

Dr. Anton Vorontsov (Physics Department, MSU): Title of Talk is "Crystallization of the phase in superconductors

### October 28

Eric Berry (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): Title of Talk is "Additivity for factorization algebras"

### October 24

Elizabeth Gillaspy (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, Univerity of Montana): Title of Talk is "Wavelets, spectral triples, and Hausdorff measure for directed graphs"

### October 14

Ryan Grady (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): Title of Talk is "Analytic Aspects of Effective BV Quantization"

### October 7

David Ayala (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): Title of Talk is "Instances of the Cobordism Hypothesis"

### September 30

Megan Wawro (Mathematics Department, Virginia Tech): Title of Talk is "Student Reasoning about Linear Algebra in Quantum Physics"

### September 23

Adam Howard (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): Title of Talk is "Bridge Number of Satellite Knots"

### September 16

Dr. Lukas Geyer (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): Title of Talk is "Zeros of complex harmonic functions, gravitational lensing, and complex dynamics"

### September 9

Dr. Jarek Kwapisz (Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): Title of Talk is "Renormalization Operator for Conformal Dimension of Sierpinski Carpet"

## Spring 2019:

### January 25

Graduate Student, Anna Schenfisch (Mathematical Sciences): Title of Talk is "An Introduction to Elliptic Curves," and presented in the Geometry and Topology Seminar (Wilson 1-144, 2:10-3:00pm)

### January 31

Dr. Paul Wedrich (Mathematics, Australian National University): Title of Talk is "On Colored Link Homologies"

### February 6

Dr. Sam Gunningham (School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh, UK): Title of Talk is "D-modules in Representation Theory and Topology"

### February 13

Dr. Emily Stark (Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel): Title of Talk is "The Geometry of Hyperbolic Groups"

### February 20

Dr. Charles Katerba (Mathematical Sciences, MSU): Title of Talk is "Searching for Closed Essential Surfaces in Knot Complements with Character Varieties"

### February 25

Dr. Mike Siddoway (Mathematical Sciences Dept, Visiting Professor at MSU from Colorado College: Title of Talk is "Closed Chains with Tetrahedral Links"

### April 1

Dr. Tomas Gedeon (Dept of Mathematical Sciences, MSU): Title of Talk is "A Combinatorial/Algebraic Topological Approach to Nonlinear Dynamics"

### April 8

Anna Cepek (PhD Student, Mathematical Sciences, MSU): Title of Dissertation Defense is "Configuration spaces of the circle and Euclidean spaces"

### April 10

Dr. Anja Randecker (Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto): Title of Talk is "Understanding (in)finite Translation Surfaces"

### April 15

Dr. Lukas Geyer (Mathematical Sciences, MSU): Title of Talk is "Notions of hyperbolicity in complex dynamics"

### April 25

Dr. Alex Zupan (Department of Mathematics, University of Nebraska): Title of Talk is "A special case of the Smooth 4-dimensional PoincarĂ© Conjecture"

## Summer 2019:

### July 5

Dan Perry (PhD Student, Mathematical Sciences, MSU): Title of Dissertation Defense is "Homotopy Groups of Contact 3-Manifolds"