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Department of Mathematics and Statistics

# Scottish Topology Seminars

## Summer 2000

**Tuesday, 11th July, 2.30PM, Room 4312, JCMB**

W. Browder (Princeton)
*Constructing group actions*

**Tuesday, 4th July, 2.30PM, Room 4312, JCMB**

B. Hughes (Vanderbilt)
*The approximate tubular neighbourhood theorem*

**Thursday, 25th May, 2.30PM, Room 4312, JCMB**

F. Quinn (Blacksburg)
*Subexponential groups in 4-manifold topology*

**Tuesday, 25th May, 4PM, Room 4312, JCMB**

I. Grojnowski (Cambridge)
* Rigid structures on the symmetric group*
(Joint Geometry/Topology seminar)

**Tuesday, 16th May, 4PM, Room 4312, JCMB**

Shicheng Wang (University of Peking and
Max Planck Bonn)
* Maps of non-zero degree between manifolds*
(Joint Geometry/Topology seminar)

**Friday, 12th May, 2.30PM, Room 5215, JCMB**

J. Roberts (Edinburgh)
*Is knot theory really K-theory?*

**Friday, 12th May, 4.15PM, Room 5215, JCMB**

D. Sheiham (Edinburgh)
*Noncommutative characteristic polynomials*

## Spring 2000

**Friday, 28th January, 2.30PM, Room 6, Appleton Tower**

THE TALK BY F.T.FARRELL HAS BEEN CANCELLED

**Friday, 4th February, 2.30PM, Room 4312, JCMB**

S. Willerton (Strasbourg)
*On Rozansky-Witten weight systems*

**Friday, 11th February, 2.30PM, Room 6, Appleton Tower**

T. Nye (Edinburgh)
*The topology of periodic instantons*

**Wednesday, 15th March, 4PM, Room 4312, JCMB**

P. Eccles (Manchester)
*Double point surfaces of immersions*

## Autumn 1999

**Thursday, 14th October, 4.00PM, Room 4312, JCMB**
V. Buchstaber (Moscow)
*Groups of polynomial transformations,
non-formal symplectic manifolds and Massey products*
(Joint with Geometry Seminar)

**Friday, 22nd October, 2.30PM, Room 2D, Appleton Tower**
G. Arone (Aberdeen)
*Calculus of functors: From homotopy groups of spheres to spaces
of embeddings*

**Friday, 12th November, 4PM, Room 5215, JCMB**
M. Gross (Warwick)
*Topological mirror symmetry*
(Joint with Geometry Seminar)

**Wednesday, 17th November, 2.30PM, Room 4312, JCMB**

O. Cornea (Lille)

*Rigidity of the Morse complex, and non-smoothable Poincare complexes*

(Visit supported by LMS)

**Friday, 26 November, 2.30PM, Room 4312, JCMB**
A. Pazhitnov (Nantes)
*Nonabelian Lefschetz zeta functions for dynamical systems*

**Friday, 3rd December, 2.30PM, Room 4312, JCMB**
J. Przytycki (Washington)
*Algebra situs: an example from knot theory*

**Scottish Topology 1998-1999
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**Scottish Topology 1997-1998
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**Scottish Topology 1996-1997
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Scottish Topology 1995-1996

Andrew Ranicki --
e-mail a.ranicki@edinburgh.ac.uk

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