Trends In Low-dimensional Topology

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geometric topology

Audience: Researchers in the topic
Seminar series times: Tuesday 15:50-16:15, 16:20-16:45 in your time zone, UTC
Organizer: Virtual LDT*
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Trends in Low-Dimensional Topology is a broad audience research seminar which aims to understand the scope of modern low-dimensional topology by inviting researchers to answer the question "what do you do." (For our purposes, low-dimensional topology is the study of 2-, 3-, and 4-manifolds, their symmetries, and related objects and invariants.) One of our goals is to provide visibility for early career researchers, though senior researchers are also encouraged to apply.

Another goal of Trends is to understand the scope of low dimensional topology by meeting and developing relationships with other low dimensional topologists. After Trends, participants are given the option to be assigned to small break out rooms for 10 minutes (max) to meet some of the other Trends participants. We will work to keep rooms mixed career-stage; perhaps this is a good opportunity to get to introduce yourself to some senior people, or learn that there is a graduate student working on a thesis problem you care about.

Speakers in this seminar are chosen by application. Please send in applications by June 20th to be considered to speak in the second month (there will be a later deadline to speak in later months).

This seminar is organized by James Farre, Kristen Hendricks, Tye Lidman, Lenny Ng, and Lisa Piccirillo. Please contact us with questions or comments at lowdimensionaltopology at

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