Cascade Topology Seminar

  • Start Date: 04/19/2014
  • End Date: 04/20/2014

Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon


Saturday, April 19

10:00-11:00  Coffee

11:00-12:00  Mark Walsh (Wichita State University):
                  "Loops, operads and positive scalar curvature."

12:00-13:30  Lunch

13:30-14:30  Liz Stanhope (Lewis and Clark College):
                  "The Spectral Geometry of Orbifolds."

15:00-16:00  Lee Kennard (University of California, Santa Barbara):
                  "Applications of Steenrod operations to problems in Riemannian geometry."

16:30-17:30  TBA:

18:30   Dinner (location TBA)

Sunday, April 20

9:00-9:30  Coffee

9:30-10:30  Nathan Perlmutter (University of Oregon):
  " Homological Stability for Moduli Spaces of Odd Dimensional Manifolds."

11:00-12:00  Guofang Wei  (University of California, Santa Barbara):
                   "Universal Covers and CD(k,n)."

All talks will take place in 350 Kidder Hall.

Christine Escher (
Catherine Searle (

Other Information: 

The Cascade Topology Seminar is supported in part by a grants from the National Science Foundation, and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences.  The support of these agencies is gratefully acknowledged. The Seminar  has dedicated funding available to support the participation of graduate students, early career mathematicians, and members of traditionally underrepresented groups.  Members of these aforementioned groups are especially encouraged to apply and attend.

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