Postgraduate Seminars

Spring 2016

These seminars (unless otherwise stated) will take place on Thursdays at 5pm in Room 112 in Foster Court on an (almost) weekly basis - see the link to the map for Foster Court for further details. Talks are being given by 2nd and 3rd year Mathematics PhD students for PhD students. They are generally followed by tea and biscuits in the Mathematics Department Staff Room (Room 606, 25 Gordon Street) - see how to find us for further details.

14th January 2016

NO SEMINAR

21st January 2016

NO SEMINAR

28th January 2016

Speaker: Agustin Moreno

Title: Brief introduction to symplectic fillings of contact manifolds

Abstract:
I will sketch very broadly and informally what we mean by a contact manifold being fillable by a symplectic one, what different types of fillings that we can look at, and some obstructions to the existence of such fillings. Time permitting, I will mention algebraic torsion in the context of Symplectic Field Theory, and how it relates to my research.

Furthermore, I have attached a spreadsheet showing the current list of speakers and the dates for their talks. I hope you find it useful.

4th February 2016

Speaker: TBC

Title: TBC

Abstract:
TBC

11th February 2016

Speaker: TBC

Title: TBC

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TBC

18th February 2016

NO SEMINAR (READING WEEK)

25th February 2016

Hugo Castillo Sanchez

Title: TBC

Abstract:
TBC

3rd March 2016

Matthew Scroggs

Title: TBC

Abstract:
TBC

10th March 2016

Speaker: TBC

Title: TBC

Abstract:
TBC

17th March 2016

Speaker: TBC

Title: TBC

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24th March 2016

Speaker: Alexander Doak

Title: TBC

Abstract:
TBC

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