CSU Topology Seminar

This seminar at Colorado State University is for those interested in topology and its applications.

You may also be interested in attending the AATRN online seminar talks; email Henry if there are any talks in particular where you'd like him to reserve a watching room in Morgan library.

Fall 2019: Tuesdays at 4pm in WB 201

  • September 3, organizational meeting
  • September 10, Henry Adams, An introduction to matroids [Notes]
  • September 17, Alex McCleary, An introduction to matroids and greedoids [Björner Section 6]
  • September 24, Michael DiPasquale, Oriented matroids [Björner Section 7] and/or [appendix of MacPherson]
  • October 1, Amit Patel, Matroid bundles [Anderson]
  • October 8, Woojin Kim
  • October 15, TBD, Combinatorial differential manifolds [MacPherson]
  • October 22, Harrison Chapman
  • October 29, Mark Blumstein
  • November 5, Molly Moran
  • November 12, Markus Pflaum
  • November 19, Chris Peterson
  • December 3, Bryan Gillespie, The matroid Tutte polynomial
  • December 10, TBD

Spring 2019

Fall 2018

  • August 21, organizational meeting
  • August 28, Bernd Sturmfels, Learning algebraic varieties from samples (AATRN seminar, at an unusual time 11:00am, in Morgan 172)
  • September 4, Joshua Mirth, Morse theory
  • September 11, Joshua Mirth, Discrete Morse theory
  • September 18, Grzegorz Muszynski, Towards topological pattern detection methods in spatiotemporal data
  • September 25, Amit Patel, Multidimensional persistence
  • October 2, Chris Peterson, Multiparameter persistence
  • October 9, Alex McCleary, Magnitude homology
  • October 16, Tanner Strunk, Applied vector bundles
  • October 23, Agnès Beaudry, The Linearization Conjecture
  • October 30, Mark Blumstein, Introduction to Lie groups and principal bundles
  • November 6, Mark Blumstein, Principal bundles and Chern-Weil theory
  • November 13, Henry Adams, Lovasz' proof of the Kneser conjecture
  • December 4, Ezra Miller (AATRN seminar, at an unusual time 11:00am, in Morgan 172)

Spring 2018

  • January 30, Mark Blumstein, An introduction to equivariant cohomology I
  • February 6, Mark Blumstein, An introduction to equivariant cohomology II
  • February 20, Topology Day at CU Boulder
  • February 27, Tom Needham, Injectivity properties of distance distributions
  • March 6, Amit Patel, Applications of merge trees and Reeb graphs
  • March 20, Amit Patel, Homology with twisted coefficients
  • March 27, Greg Henselman, Combinatorics and Computation in Topological Data Analysis
  • April 10, Chad Topaz, Topological data analysis of collective motion
  • April 17, Amit Patel, Cosheaf homology
  • April 24, Henry Adams, An introduction to homotopy colimits
  • May 1, Henry Adams, Using homotopy colimits to understand infinite simplicial complexes

Fall 2017

  • September 5, Amit Patel, The theory of persistence I
  • September 12, Amit Patel, The theory of persistence II
  • September 19, Amit Patel, The theory of persistence III
  • September 26, Henry Adams, An introduction to Vietoris-Rips and Cech complexes I
  • October 3, Joshua Mirth, Metric thickenings of Euclidean submanifolds
  • October 10, Henry Adams, Vietoris-Rips complexes of the circle
  • October 31, Amit Patel, Tubular neighborhoods for Whitney stratified spaces
  • November 7, Henry Kvinge, An introduction to Khovanov homology I
  • November 14, Henry Kvinge, An introduction to Khovanov homology II
  • November 28, Dustin Sauriol, Leray spectral sequences I
  • December 5, Dustin Sauriol, Leray spectral sequences II