Junior Geometry and Topology in the Midwest
April 22, 2017
University of Wisconsin, Madison

All talks are in B239 - Van Vleck Hall

8:30-9:10 Registration/Breakfast (9th floor Lounge)

9:10-10:00 Mark Bell (UIUC) Computations with curves on surfaces

10:00-10:20 Coffee Break

10:20-11:10 Harrison Bray (Michigan) A measure of maximal entropy for nonstrictly convex Hilbert geometries

11:10-11:40 Ting-Ting Nan

11:40-2:00 Lunch

2:00-2:50 Juliette Bavard (UChicago) Around a big mapping class group

2:50-3:00 Mini Break

3:00-3:50 Shi Wang (Bloomington) Simplicial volume of nonpostitively curved manifolds

3:50-4:10 Coffee Break

4:10-5:00 Rebecca Winarski (UW Milwaukee) Lifting Homeomorphisms of Cyclic Branched Covers of Spheres