*Date* |
*Speaker* | *Seminar* | *Title* |

Thursday, September 21, 2017 Start: 3:00 PM
Location: 1866 East Hall * |
**Ayla Sanchez**
*Wheaton College* | Topology | Growth of Higher Baumslag-Solitar Groups |

Thursday, September 28, 2017 Start: 3:00 PM
Location: 1866 East Hall * |
**Tyrone Ghaswala**
*University of Waterloo* | Topology | Mapping class groups, coverings, braids and groupoids |

Thursday, October 05, 2017 Start: 3:00 PM
Location: 1866 East Hall * |
**Diana Hubbard**
*UM* | Topology | The braid index and the fractional Dehn twist coefficient |

Thursday, October 12, 2017 Start: 3:00 PM
Location: 1866 East Hall * |
**Emily Stark**
*Technion* | Topology | The visual boundary of hyperbolic free-by-cyclic groups |

Thursday, October 19, 2017 Start: 3:00 PM
Location: 1866 East Hall * |
**Alena Erchenko**
*Pennsylvania State University* | Topology | Flexibility of some dynamical and geometrical data |

Thursday, November 02, 2017 Start: 3:00 PM
Location: 1866 East Hall * |
**Renaud Detcherry**
*Michigan State University* | Topology | Turaev Viro invariants and Gromov norm |

Thursday, November 09, 2017 Start: 3:00 PM
Location: 1866 East Hall * |
**Craig Westerland**
*University of Minnesota * | Topology | Fox-Neuwirth/Fuks cells, quantum shuffle algebras, and Malle's conjecture for function fields |

Thursday, November 16, 2017 Start: 3:00 PM
Location: 1866 East Hall * |
**Giuseppe Martone**
*University of Southern California* | Topology | Hitchin representations and configurations of apartments |

Thursday, November 30, 2017 Start: 4:00 PM
Location: 3866 East Hall * |
**Jennifer Wilson**
*Stanford University* | Topology | Stability in the second homology of Torelli groups *NOTE THE TIME/LOCATION CHANGE |

Thursday, December 07, 2017 Start: 3:00 PM
Location: 1866 East Hall * |
**Katherine Raoux**
*Michigan State University* | Topology | Rationally null-homologous knots, Rational Seifert surfaces and genus bounds |

Thursday, February 01, 2018 Start: 5:00 PM
Location: 1866 East Hall * |
**Justin Lanier**
*Georgia Tech* | Topology | Normal generators for mapping class groups are abundant |

Thursday, February 08, 2018 Start: 3:00 PM
Location: 1866 East Hall * |
**Lei Chen**
*University of Chicago* | Topology | From point-picking to sections of surface bundles |

Thursday, February 15, 2018 Start: 5:00 PM
Location: 1866 East Hall * |
**Hannah Alpert**
*Ohio State University* | Topology | Morse broken trajectories and hyperbolic volume *Note time change to 5pm |

Thursday, March 08, 2018 Start: 5:00 PM
Location: 1866 East Hall * |
**Disheng Xu**
*University of Chicago* | Topology | Rigidity of Abelian action with hyperbolicity *Note change in time. |

Thursday, March 15, 2018 Start: 3:00 PM
Location: 1866 East Hall * |
**Elmas Irmak**
*Bowling Green State University / UM* | Topology | Edge preserving maps of curve graphs and nonseparating curve graphs, and rectangle preserving maps of Hatcher-Thurston graphs |

Thursday, March 22, 2018 Start: 3:00 PM
Location: 1866 East Hall * |
**Johanna Mangahas**
*University at Buffalo* | Topology | Right-angled Artin groups as normal subgroups of mapping class groups |

Thursday, March 29, 2018 Start: 3:00 PM
Location: 1866 East Hall * |
**Rita Gitik**
*UM* | Topology | A New Algorithm in Group Theory |

Thursday, April 05, 2018 Start: 3:00 PM
Location: 1866 East Hall * |
**Konstantinos Tsouvalas**
*UM* | Topology | Euler characteristics on virtually free products |

Thursday, April 12, 2018 Start: 3:00 PM
Location: 1866 East Hall * |
**Fanny Kassel**
*IHES* | Topology | *Topology seminar replaced with RTG Lectures Series |

Thursday, April 19, 2018 Start: 4:00 PM
Location: 1866 East Hall * |
**Dylan Thurston**
*Indiana University* | Topology | Elastic graphs and Ahlfors regular conformal dimension |