## Brown University Geometry/Topology Seminar, Spring 2024

The seminar meets Wednesdays 3-4 in Kassar 105

** organizers:**

Rich Schwartz *(Richard.Evan.Schwartz@gmail.com)*

Bena Tshishiku *(Bena_Tshishiku@brown.edu) *

** Current Schedule **

Jan 24: Willie Rush Lim (Stony Brook), Degeneration of Herman Rings

Jan 31: Aaron Landesman (Harvard), The algebraic geometry of the Putman Wieland Conjecture

Feb 7: Martin Bridgeman (Boston College) The Weil_Petersson gradient flow of renormalized volume uniformizes relatively acylindrical manifolds

Feb 14

Feb 21

Feb 28: Elizabeth Denne (Washington and Lee) ribbonlength of folded ribbon knots

Mar 6

Mar 13: Nathan Dunfield (UIUC) counting essential surfaces in 3-manifolds
Mar 20:
Mar 27: (Spring Break)

Apr 3: Lorenzo Ruffoni (Tufts) The Singer Conjecture for Hyperbolic 3-pseudomanifoldss

Apr 10: Mona Merling (UPenn) Higher Scissors congruence invariants of manifolds

Apr 17: Kasra Rafi (UToronto) Binyamini_Schramm Limits of High Genus Translation Surfaces

Apr 24; Seraphina Lee (U Chicago)
Examples of Lefshetz Fibrations with infinitely many sections

May 1: Dan Cristofaro-Gardiner (U Maryland) The Symplectic Packing Numbers