University of Edinburgh
School of Mathematics

Scottish Topology Seminars

Summer 2006

Friday, 1st September, 3.30PM, Room 4312, JCMB
Andrew Ranicki (Edinburgh)
The geometric Hopf invariant

Wednesday, 30th August, 3.30PM, Room 4312, JCMB
Richard Hepworth (Edinburgh)
The topology of orbifold resolutions

Wednesday, 30th August, 2.00PM, Room 4312, JCMB
Stefan Friedl (Rice)
Symplectic S^1xN^3 and subgroup separability

Tuesday, 29th August, 3.30PM, Room 4312, JCMB
Joerg Sixt (Heidelberg)
Cancellation of hyperbolic forms and tori

Tuesday, 29th August, 2.00PM, Room 4312, JCMB
Diarmuid Crowley (Heidelberg)

Wednesday, 9th August, 4.15PM, Room 4312, JCMB
Emmanuel Dror Farjoun (Jerusalem)
Homotopy (co-) limits of groupoids: applications to \pi_1(X) and Galois cohomology

Tuesday, 25th July, 4.15PM, Room 4312, JCMB
Marco Schlichting (LSU)
Algebraic K-theory of singular varieties

Tuesday, 25th July, 3.00PM, Room 4312, JCMB
Helena Verrill (LSU)
Some examples of rigid Calabi-Yau threefolds

Friday, 14th July, 4.10PM, Room 4312, JCMB
Ross Geoghegan (Binghamton)
Associativity and Richard Thompson's Group
Visited supported by LMS

Monday, 3rd July -- Wednesday, 5th July at ICMS
Surgery Theory Past, Present and Future.

A celebration of the 70th birthday of C.T.C. Wall.

Friday, 23rd June, 4.10PM, Room 3218, JCMB
Dirk van Dalen (Utrecht)
Brouwer's mathematical universe

Friday, 19th May, 4.10PM, Room 4312, JCMB
Jeff Giansiracusa (Oxford)
Mapping class groups of 4-manifolds

Spring 2006

Friday, 13th January, 4.10PM, Room 4312, JCMB
Stephan Klaus (Oberwolfach)
On the signature mod 8 in fibre bundles
Thursday, 19th January, 2.30PM, Room 3315, JCMB
Max Karoubi (Paris)
Bott periodicity for any ring

Friday, 20th January, 3.00PM, Room 5215, JCMB
Max Karoubi (Paris)
Difference calculus and integral homotopy types

Friday, 10th February, 4.10PM, Room 4312, JCMB
Arthur Bartels (Muenster)
Contracting maps and K-theory of group rings

Friday, 17th February, 2.30PM, Room 8, Appleton Tower
Dietmar Salamon (ETH Zurich)
Lefschetz fibrations and Morse Theory
Prof. Salamon will be giving a Geometry Seminar on Thursday, 16th February, 4.10PM, Room 4312, JCMB
Nonlinear Hardy spaces, Fredholm intersection theory and stable maps

Autumn 2005

Friday, 7th October, 4.00PM, Room 4312, JCMB
Diarmuid Crowley (Heidelberg)
The classification of highly-connected Poincar\'e complexes

Friday, 14th October, 2.30PM, Room G.04, William Robertson Building (next to Appleton Tower)
Marco Varisco (Munster)
Algebraic L-theory and derived categories

Wednesday, 16th November, 4.10PM, Room 5325, JCMB
Michael Crabb (Aberdeen)
Obstruction theory on 8-manifolds

Friday, 18th November, 4.10PM, Room 4312, JCMB
Michael Weiss (Aberdeen)
What do classifying spaces classify?

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