Claremont Topology Seminar


The Claremont Topology Seminar meets on Tuesday's from 3:00-4:00 pm in Mudd Science Library 125, Pomona College. Mudd Science Library is located on the NE corner of College Avenue and 6th Street (just north of the construction site). Following the talk we go for coffee/tea in downtown Claremont. Sometimes we meet a little later and then go to dinner. (Look for special times on the calendar.) Click here for a map of the Pomona Campus.

To reach Pomona College from the 10 freeway, exit at Indian Hill, go north, turn right (east) on 6th street and then turn left (north) on College. To reach Pomona College from the 210 freeway, if traveling East, exit at Towne Avenue, turn right (south) on Towne, turn left (east) on Foothill Blvd, and turn right (south) onto College Avenue. If traveling West on the 210 freeway, exit at Baseline/Padua, turn right (west) onto Baseline, turn left (south) onto Padua at the first light, turn right (west) onto Foothill Blvd at the third light, turn left (south) onto College Avenue.

Parking on College Avenue is free.

For more information about the Seminar, or to suggest speakers, contact Jim Hoste , Dave Bachman , Sam Nelson , Erica Flapan or Vin de Silva.


2014-15 Schedule


Fall, 2014

special days, times or locations are in red

Date Speaker Title and Abstract
Tuesday

Sept 9

3:00 pm

Organizational Meeting Meet at Some Crust Bakery for organizational meeting.
Tuesday

Sept 16

3:00 pm

Sam Nelson

Claremont McKenna College

Title: Finite type enhancements of biquandle counting invariants

Abstract: Finite type invariants, also known as Vasiliev invariants, are integer-valued knot invariants satisfying a certain skein relation. Many of the coefficients of the Jones and Alexander polynomials, for example, are known to be Vassiliev invariants, and the set of all Vassiliev invariants dtermines a powerful invariant known as the Kontsevich integral. We adapt a scheme for computing finite type invariants due to Goussarov, Polyak and Viro to enhance the biquandle counting invariant. The simplest nontrivial case has connections to the concept of parity in virtual knot theory. This is joint work with Pomona student Selma Paketci.

Tuesday

Sept 23

3:00 pm

Tuesday

Sept 30

3:00 pm

Matt Rathbun

CSU Fullerton

Tuesday

Oct 7

3:00 pm

Arielle Leitner

UCSB

Tuesday

Oct 14

3:00 pm

Leyda Almodovar

University of Iowa

Tuesday

Oct 21

3:00 pm

No Meeting Fall Break
Tuesday

Oct 28

3:00 pm

Tuesday

Nov 4

3:00 pm

Tuesday

Nov 11

3:00 pm

Tuesday

Nov 18

3:00 pm

Tuesday

Nov 25

3:00 pm

Subhojoy Gupta

Cal Tech

Tuesday

Dec 2

3:00 pm

Tuesday

Dec 9

3:00 pm

Maria Trnkova

Cal Tech


Spring 2015 Schedule

special days, times or locations are in red

Date Speaker Title and Abstract
Tuesday

Jan 27

Tuesday

Feb 3

Tuesday

Feb 10

Tuesday

Feb 17

Tuesday

Feb 24

Tuesday

Mar 3

Tuesday

Mar 10

Tuesday

Mar 17

3:00 pm

No Meeting Spring Break
Tuesday

Mar 24

Tuesday

Mar 31

Tuesday

Apr 7

Tuesday

Apr 14

Tuesday

Apr 21

Tuesday

Apr 28

Tuesday

May 5



Archived Schedules

2013-2014

2012-2013

2011-2012

2010-2011

2009-2010

2008-2009

2007-2008

2006-2007

2005-2006

2004-2005

2003-2004