MSCS Seminar Calendar

Tuesday May 23, 2017
pdf * Quantum Topology / Hopf Algebra Seminar
Khovanov Homology and Lee Homology
Louis Kauffman (UIC)
3:00 PM in SEO 612
Lee homology is a variant of Khovanov homology, using a different Frobenius algebra. We will review how this structure comes about and show how to calculate Lee homology. We then explain how Lee homology and Khovanov homology combine to give information about the 4-ball genus of some knots (Rasmussen invariant).
Thursday June 1, 2017
pdf * Thesis defense
On the Cohomology of the Classifying Spaces of Projective Unitary Groups and Applications
Xing Gu (UIC)
10:00 AM in SEO 1227
I will present the calculation of $H^*(\mathbf{B}PU_n,\mathbb{Z})$ for arbitrary $n$ in degree 1 through 10, and its application to the topological period-index problem.

pdf * Thesis Defense
Vaught's Two-Cardinal Theorem and Notions of Minimality in Continuous Logic
Victoria Noquez (UIC)
10:00 AM in SEO 612
Friday September 1, 2017
pdf * Departmental Colloquium
Report on Innovations and Progress in Algebra, PreCalculus, and Calculus at UIC
Martina Bode and Jenny Ross (University of Illinois at Chicago)
3:00 PM in SEO 636
TBA
Monday September 11, 2017
pdf * Analysis and Applied Mathematics Seminar
TBD
Radu Dascaliuc (Oregon State)
4:00 PM in SEO 636
Monday September 18, 2017
pdf * Analysis and Applied Mathematics Seminar
tba
Pavel Lushnikov (University of New Mexico)
4:00 PM in SEO 636
tba
Friday September 22, 2017
pdf * Departmental Colloquium
TBA
Walter Craig (McMaster University)
3:00 PM in SEO 636
Monday November 6, 2017
pdf * Geometry, Topology and Dynamics Seminar
TBA
Andrea Tirelli (Imperial College London )
3:00 PM in SEO 636
TBA
Monday November 13, 2017
pdf * Geometry, Topology and Dynamics Seminar
TBA
Ngo Bao Chau (University of Chicago)
3:00 PM in SEO 636
TBA
The talk is part of the 2-day meeting "Current trends on spectral data for Higgs bundles III" http://schapos.people.uic.edu/SpectralhiggsIII.html
Friday March 23, 2018
pdf * Departmental Colloquium
Workshop on Algebraic geometry and its broader implications
TBA (--)
3:00 PM in SEO 636
(general audience lecture)
HTML 5 CSS FAE
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