Southeast Geometry Conference
Saturday-Sunday, May 7-8, 2011
The 2011 Spring Southeast Geometry Conference will be held on
Saturday and Sunday, May 7-8, at the Department of Mathematics, University of South Carolina,
Columbia, SC. The SEGC is an annual conference, in its twenty-first
year, covering all areas of geometry consisting of relatively lengthy
talks (50 minutes is the norm), both invited and contributed. The
conference is free and open to the public. Young researchers and
grad students are especially encouraged to participate in the
conference, which will include a poster session on the evening of May
7. Registration is not required, but we'd appreciate a quick note if
you plan to attend so that we can be sure to have enough coffee to go
around. Some NSF support will be available for graduate students,
postdocs and junior researchers.
talks will be in Room 412, LeConte (map).
Maps and information about parking can be found here.
Schedule for Saturday, May 7.
- 9:45-11:30 am Pre-conference event:
A stroll along the
Columbia Riverwalk. The entrance is a short walk from the
Riverside Inn where several conference participants are
staying. Transportation will be provided for
others who are interested in the walk.
- 1:00-1:30 Refreshments, LeConte
- 1:30-2:20 Mohammad Ghomi
(Georgia Institute of Technology.)
Directed immersions of closed manifolds.
(University of Georgia.)
Integral geometry of real and complex space forms.
- 3:30-4:20 Jacob Bernstein
A variational characterization of the catenoid.
- 4:20-4:40 Break and coffee LeConte 410
- 4:40-5:30 Ray Treinen
(Mathematical Sciences Research
Floating Drops: a survey of problems and results.
- 5:40-6:30 Mike Jablonski
(University of Oklahoma)
Ricci solitons on solvmanifolds.
- 8:30-9:30 Poster session with wine and cheese.
Schedule for Sunday, May 8.
- 9:00-9:30 Coffee and refreshments LeConte 410
- 9:30-10:20 John Pardon
Gromov's knot distortion
- 10:30-11:20 Clayton Shonkwiler
The Search for Higher Helicities.
- 11:30-12:20 Jason Cantarella
(University of Georgia.)
Distance Subspaces of Configuration Space and the
Square Peg Problem.
- 12:30-1:20 Jason Parsley
(Wake Forest University.)
Cohomology reveals when helicity is a diffeomorphism invariant.
Participants are responsible for making their own reservations.
The hotels are
- Inn at USC in Columbia
1619 Pendleton Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Parking is free.
This is a five minute walk from the mathematics department.
111 Knox Abbott Drive
Cayce, SC 29033
Information relevant to the conference:
More information can be obtained from the organizers:Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Ralph Howard: howard @ math.sc.edu
iveyt @ cofc.edu