** Three-Manifolds Seminar**

**2:20 - 3:20 p.m. Wednesdays**
**512 SEO**

This is a tentative list of speakers for the 3M seminar at UIC. Please contact Saul Schleimer if you would like to speak or want to suggest a speaker.

For more information on past and upcoming talks (e.g. abstracts) please consult the GTDS page.

**Seminar Schedule --- Fall, 2001**

Aug. 29, 2001 |
Saul Schleimer |
Three-manifolds and the complex of curves |

Sept. 5, 2001 |
Ian Agol |
Computational complexity of knot genus |

Sept. 12, 2001 |
Dave Bachman |
Distances of bridge spheres |

Sept. 19, 2001 |
John Holt |
Bumping of exotic projective structures II |

Sept. 26, 2001 |
Ian Agol |
Volume change under Dehn filling |

Oct. 3, 2001 |
Eric Sedgwick |
Thin position for a connected sum of small knots |

Oct. 10, 2001 |
No seminar |
Attend the number theory seminar |

Oct. 17, 2001 |
Lou Kauffman |
Hopf algebras and invariants of three-manifolds |

Oct. 24, 2001 |
Jeff Brock |
Cone manifolds and Thurston's density conjecture |

Oct. 31, 2001 |
John Holt |
The topology of deformation spaces of hyperbolic 3-manifolds |

Nov. 7, 2001 |
Ken Bromberg |
Hyperbolic cone-manifolds, short geodesics and
Schwarzian derivatives |

Nov. 14, 2001 |
David Fisher |
Local rigidity of partially hyperbolic and isometric lattice actions |

Nov. 21, 2001 |
No Seminar |
Thanksgiving |

Nov. 28, 2001 |
Heather Dye |
Virtual knots and generalized bracket polynomials |