Cascade Topology Seminar

  • Start Date: 11/07/2015
  • End Date: 11/08/2015


Mark Behrens, Notre Dame

Ryan Budney, University of Victoria

Sheel Ganatra, Stanford

Robert Lipshitz, University of Oregon
Vesna Stojanoska, UIUC
Ben Williams, UBC


Portland State University, Oregon



The 55th semi-annual Cascade Topology Seminar features talks from a mix
of algebraic and geometric topologists, and will be held on the November
7-8 weekend at Portland State University.






9:30-10:00          Caffeine and Carbohydrates


10:00-11:00         Robert Lipshitz, Properties of the Alexander polynomial and knot Floer homology


11:15-12:15         Vesna Stojanoska, So many dualities, so little time


12:15-2:00           Lunch


2:00-3:00            Mark Behrens, The bo-Adams spectral sequence


3:30-4:30            Ryan Budney, Exploring the 4-manifold landscape using triangulations


6:30-?                 Dinner at the home of Steve Bleiler




9:30-10:00          Caffeine and Carbohydrates


10:00-11:00        Ben Williams, TBA


11:15-12:15        Sheel Ganatra, TBA



Steve Bleiler

Kyle Ormsby

Angélica Osorno

Other Information: 





All talks will be held at Portland State University. Talks will be in Neuberger 462, while Caffeine and Carbohydrate events are in Neuberger 344. Neuberger Hall is at the intersection of SW Broadway and Hall in PSU's downtown Portland campus. Maps with driving and Tri-Met directions to the dinner will be available at the meeting.


Abstracts for all talks are available here. The conference website can be found here.




Limited support from the National Science Foundation is available for participants in these meetings without grant support. First priority will go to graduate students and faculty from regional universities. Participants from other universities may be supported if funds are available. See the conference website for more information and contact information.


Full scientific report available here.