Boston is a city rich in mathematical resources. The Boston Graduate Topology Seminar is an initiative designed to enhance the sharing of these resources among the different institutions in town. The seminar is open to all, but is aimed specifically at bringing together graduate students in the Boston area working in geometry and topology, and especially in Floer theory (that said, faculty and postdocs are welcome and will be in attendance!). The main goals are:
The seminar will meet twice per semester, rotating between MIT, BC, Harvard, and Brandeis. Each meeting will take place on a Saturday morning, in the form of a sort of micro-conference, and will consist of three 45 minute talks. The first talk will be given by a Boston-area or visiting faculty member (or postdoc); the latter two, by Boston-area grad students about their research. Context and motivation will be emphasized in these talks, which should be accessible to students with a wide range of backgrounds in topology. A group lunch afterwards.
As one of the goals of the seminar is to help grad students become better presenters, one or more of the faculty in attendance will provide confidential, constructive feedback to the grad student speakers (as long as such feedback is desired).
Anyone interested in giving a talk or learning more about the seminar should contact John Baldwin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This seminar is partially supported by NSF CAREER Grant DMS-1454865.