Pacific Northwest Geometry Seminar
Past meetings
Clicking on a highlighted title will take you to an abstract, lecture
notes, and preprints when available.
All the meetings for which I could find any records are listed here
in reverse chronological order. If you have any information on dates, locations,
speakers, or titles of any meetings not listed here, I'd appreciate it
if you'd let me know at johnmlee@uw.edu.
Fall 2022 (Seattle U) November 56
20212022: no meeting due to the pandemic
20202021: no meeting due to the pandemic
Spring 2020 (Lewis & Clark) March 78
Winter 2017 (Lewis & Clark College) March 45
Fall 2015 (UW) October 1718
Fall 2011 (OSU) November 1213
Fall 2010 (U of O) October 1617
Spring 2010 No meeting
Fall 2007 (U of Oregon) October 2021
Fall 2006 (Portland State) Oct 2829
Fall 2004 (U of Oregon) November 67
Winter 2004 (Stanford) February
2122
Fall 2003 (Portland State) October
2526
Fall
2002 (OSU) Nov 1617
Spring
2002 (UW) May 1112  Joint with Cascade Topology Conference
Fall
2001 (U of Oregon) October 2728
Spring 2001
(Utah) April 2829  Joint with Wasatch Topology Conference
Fall 2000
(Portland State) October 2829
Fall
1999 (Oregon State) November 1314
Winter 1999
(MSRI) ***CANCELLED***
Fall 1998
(U of Oregon) November 2122
Fall
1997 (PSU) October 1819
Fall
1995 (U of O) October 1415

S. S. Chern
Riemannian Geometry as a special case of Finsler Geometry

David Bao (University
of Houston)
Some Global Issues in Finsler Geometry

Susan Tolman
(MIT)
Examples of nonKaehler Hamiltonian torus actions

Richard Hamilton (UC San Diego)
Remarks on the Ricci flow on 3 manifolds

Juha Pohjanpelto
(Oregon State University )
Invariant variational bicomplexes  new applications of the GelfandFuks
cohomology of vector fields.
Winter 1995 (MSRI) March 4

Peter Scott (University of Michigan and MSRI)
Intersections of curves, surfaces and subgroups

Lee Mosher (Rutgers/Newark and MSRI)
Using laminations to study hyperbolization

Richard Montgomery (UC Santa Cruz)
Subriemannian Volumes

David Auckly (UC Berkeley)
Vanishing theorems for the SeibergWitten equations

Eric Bedford (Indiana University and MSRI)
Dynamics of Polynomial Diffeomorphisms of C^2
Fall 1994 (PSU) Oct 2223

Zhong Ge (Fields Institute)
Subriemannian geometry

Dmitry Fuchs (UC Davis)
GodbillonVey characteristic classes of foliations

Dragan Milicic (Utah)
Equivariant derived categories, Zuckerman functors and cohomology
of standard Dmodules

Viktor Ginzburg (Stanford)
Momentum mappings in Poisson geometry

Christine Escher (Oregon State)
Nonequivariant minimal isometric immersions of homogeneous space
forms into spheres
Spring 1994 (UBC) April 2324

Alexander Givental (UC Berkeley)
Mirror and Toric Varieties

David Morrison (Duke)
Glimpses of mirror symmetry

Nick Korevaar (Utah)
Harmonic maps with metric space targets

Ron Fintushel (Michigan State)
Immersed 2spheres and the Donaldson series
Winter 1994 (MSRI) Jan 29

Stephan Stolz (Notre Dame)
Manifolds of positive curvature

Ralph Cohen (Stanford)
The topology of the compactifications of certain gauge theory moduli
spaces

Carolyn Gordon (Washington University)
Isospectral Riemannian manifolds which are not locally isometric

Robert Bryant (Rice)
The geometry of conservation laws for parabolic equations
Fall 1993 (UO) Oct 1617

Joe Wolf (UC Berkeley)
Partially Holomorphic Vector Bundles and their Cohomologies

LangFang Wu (Princeton)
A new result for the porous medium equations derived from the Ricci
flow

Toshiki Sunada (Tohoku/MSRI)
A Discrete Analog of Periodic Magnetic Schroedinger Operators

Tudor Ratiu (UC Santa Cruz)
The Kostant Convexity Theorem for the Diffeomorphism Group of the
Annulus

Michael Kapovich (Utah)
On monodromy of complexprojective structures on Riemann surfaces
Spring 1993 (UW) May 12 (Joint with Cascade Topology Seminar)

Reese Harvey (Rice)
Residue Theorems in Geometry

John Morgan (Columbia)
Gauge Theory and the Topology of Complex Surfaces

Eric Friedlander (Northwestern)
Topology of Algebraic Cycles

John Berge (UBC)
How to Find All Embeddings of the Exterior of a 1Tunnel Manifold
in the 3Sphere

Dick Hain (Duke)
Hodge Theory and the Topology of Moduli Spaces of Riemann Surfaces

Bill Meeks (UMass)
Recent Results on the Topology, Geometry and Conformal Structure
of Complete Minimal Surfaces in R^3
Winter 1993 (MSRI) Feb 27

Xavier GomezMont
A formula for the PoincareHopf index of vector fields on singular
varieties

Chad Schone
Varieties Dominated by Products of Varieties

Alan Weinstein (Berkeley)
Traces and Triangles on Symmetric Symplectic Spaces

Adolfo SanchezValezuela
Differential Equations on Z2Graded Manifolds
Fall 1992 (OSU) Oct 31Nov 1

Clint McCrory (Georgia/MSRI)
Singularities of Gauss maps

Jim Isenberg (UO)
Non Constant Mean Curvature Solutions of the Einstein Constraint
Equations

Bob Hardt (Rice)
The location of singular points for pharmonic mappings

Iwona Grzegorczyk (OSU)
Moduli of vector bundles on Riemann surfaces
Spring 1992 (Utah) Apr 1112

Tom Mrowka (Cal Tech)
Gauge Theory for Embedded Surfaces

Jim Cannon (BYU)
Squaring rectangles: the combinatorial Riemann mapping theorem and
hyperbolic groups

Mike Wolf (Rice)
Harmonic Maps and Teichmuller Space

Bennet Chow (Minnesota)
Entropy and Geometric Evolution Equations

Luen Fai Tam (UC Irvine)
Harmonic Maps Between Hyperbolic Spaces
Winter 1992 (MSRI) Mar 14

Christopher Croke
Rigidity and Conjugacy of Geodesic Flows

Greg Kuperberg
Every finitedimensional Hopf algebra yields a 3manifold invariant

Joel Haas
Progress in the classification of nonHaken 3manifolds

Richard Schoen
Minimal surfaces and holomorphic curves
Fall 1991 (UO) Nov 910

Yakov Eliashberg (Stanford)
New results on compact 3manifolds

Antonella Marini (Utah)
A nonstandard elliptic theory: boundary value problems for YangMills
connections

Rafe Mazzeo (UW)
Analytic surgery and the eta invariant

Frank Quinn (VA Tech)
Gromov convergence of stratified sets

Deane Yang (Polytechnic University)
Convergence and collapse of Riemannian manifolds
Spring 1991 (UW) May 45

Peter Li (U of AZ)
Proper harmonic maps between hyperbolic spaces

Stephen Semmes (Rice)
A generalization of Riemann mappings for several complex variables

Anatolii Fomenko (Moscow State/UBC)
A new theory of topological classification of integrable Hamiltonian
systems of differential equations

Matt Grayson (IBM)
Curve shortening with very bad initial conditions
Winter 1991 (MSRI) Mar 910

Vaughn Jones (Berkeley)
Equivalent tangles

Peter Gilkey (UO)
Manifolds whose curvature operator has constant eigenvalues

Bertram Kostant (MIT)
Symplectic structures, nilpotent orbits, and the exceptional Lie
groups
Fall 1990 (OSU) Nov 1011

Tom Duchamp (UW)
Moduli for Convex Domains

Richard Hamilton (UCSD)
The Formation of Singularities in the Ricci Flow

I. B. Penkov (Berkeley)
Geometric Representation for Lie Superalgebras

J. T. Pitts (Texas A & M)
New Existence Theorems for Minimal Hypersurfaces
Spring 1990 (UO) May 56

Carolyn Gordon (Wash U)
When you can't hear the shape of a manifold

Leon Simon (Stanford)
Asymptotics for solutions of geometric problems

William Thurston (Princeton)
Selfsimilar tilings

Johan Dupont (Aarhus/Stony Brook)
CheegerChernSimons classes for locally symmetric spaces of noncompact
type

Nolan Wallach (Rutgers)
Zonal spherical functions and the distribution of the eigenvalues
of the Laplacian
Winter 1990 (MSRI) Jan 1314

S. Bradlow (UCSD)
Holomorphic bundles with global sections: stability and the YangMills
equations

K. Corlette (Chicago)
Hodge theory and variations

R. Greene (UCLA)
Geometric invariants and biholomorphic maps

G. Segal (Oxford)
Quantum field theory and geometry
Spring 1989 (UW) May 67

JeanLuc Brylinski (Penn State)
Elliptic cohomology and the elliptic genus

Madhav Nori (Chicago)
Automorphisms of period spaces

Blaine Lawson (Stony Brook)
A theory of algebraic cocycles

Peter Braam (Utah)
Limits and boundary values of hyperbolic monopoles
Winter 1989 (MSRI) Jan 2122

Michael Atiyah (Oxford)
Algebraic curves and nonabelian gauge theories

Tevian Dray (OSU)
Junction conditions in general relativity

Bob Macpherson (MIT)
Projective configurations and modular varieties

Dan Freed (Chicago)
Mod k index theorem

Ed Witten (IAS/Princeton)
Quantum field theory and the Jones polynomial
Fall 1988 (Utah) Nov 56

S. Mori (Nagoya Univ./Utah)
Birational classification of threefolds

S. Mukai (Nagoya Univ./UCLA)
Classification of Fano manifolds

N. Nygaard (Chicago/BYU)
Lfunctions of some Siegel modular threefolds

J. Jantzen (UO)
The discrete series of SL(2,F_q) via crystalline cohomology

J.L. Verdier (Ecole Norm. Sup. Paris)
Elliptic solitons and rational surfaces
Spring 1988 (UBC) Apr 910

Bertram Kostant (MIT/MSRI)
SL(2,R), Virasoro and Jesse Douglas' solution of the Plateau problem

A. T. Fomenko (Moscow State/UBC)
New topological invariant of integrable Hamiltonian systems

A. Todorov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences/USC)
WeilPetersson geometry of CalabiYau manifolds

D. Rod (Calgary)
Geometric aspects of Ziglin's nonintegrability theorem in complex
Hamiltonian dynamics
Winter 1988 (MSRI)
Fall 1987 (OSU) Oct 31Nov 1

Dale Peterson (UBC)
Loop groups, the Schubert calculus, and representation theory

Charles Boyer (Clarkson)
Instantons, monopoles, and iterated loop spaces

John M. Lee (UW)
Normal coordinates for CR manifolds

Steve Harris (OSU)
Conformally completable immersions
Spring 1987 (UW) May 23

Spencer Bloch (Chicago)
Motiveation!

Robert Mizner (UW)
The geometry of codimensiontwo CR structures

Michael Anderson (Cal Tech)
On the topology of complete manifolds of nonnegative Ricci curvature

Eduard Looijenga (Columbia/Nijmegen)
The L2 cohomology of locally symmetric varieties
Winter 1987 (MSRI) Feb 1415

Ron Donagi
The Schottky problem

Dinakar Ramakrishnan
The Hodge Beilinson conjectures

Orlando Alvarez
String theory

Tom Duchamp (UW)
The geometry of complex foliations
Fall 1986 (UO) Nov 89

Jerry Kazdan (Penn)
Conformal geometry

Domingo Toledo (Columbia)
Complex geodesics on Hermitian symmetric spaces

David Eisenbud (Brandeis)
Linear series on reducible curves

Richard Hain (UW)
Higher logarithms
Winter 1984 (MSRI) Feb 2324
 Peter Gilkey (University of Oregon)
Isospectral but nondiffeomorphic manifolds
 Gerd Faltings (Princeton University)
Arithmetic theory of Siegel modular forms
 Andrzej Derdzinski (MSRI)
Compact Einstein 4manifolds
 Richard M. Schoen (UC Berkeley)
Recent progress in conformal geometry
Spring 1984 (UBC) Apr 1415
 Frank Flaherty (OSU)
The YangMills equation on complex surfaces
 Spencer Bloch (University of Chicago)
The Griffiths group of algebraic cycles and values of Lfunctions
 Lawrence Ein (MIT)
Vector bundles on P^{3}
 Peter Slodowy (University of Bonn & MSRI)
Winter 1984 (MSRI) Feb 2526
 S.S. Chern (UC Berkeley and MSRI)
Web Geometry
 Professor Robert Lazarsfeld (UCLA)
Some Remarks on Space Curves
 Professor Sheldon Katz (Utah)
Curves on Quintic Threefolds
 Professor Frank Flaherty (OSU)
YangMills Fields on Complex Surfaces
 Professor Joseph Harris (Brown)
Remarks on the LefschetzNoether Theorem
Spring 1983 (Utah) Apr 30May 1

Rebecca Barlow
Simplyconnected surfaces of general type

James Carrell (UBC)
Geometrical decompositions of the homology of a variety

Marie Vitulli
Weakly normal varieties and seminormal rings

Mark Green
The period map for surfaces of high degree
Winter 1983 (UW) Feb 1213

Walter Rudin
Eigenfunctions of the invariant Laplacian in B

Herb Clemens
Algebraic 1cycles on 3folds

Ian Anderson
Natural variational problems on Riemannian structures, conservation
laws, and the ChernSimons invariant

Shahla Marvizi
A spectrally isolated planar region
Fall 1982 (UBC) Nov 67
 James Isenberg (University of Oregon)
On cosmic censorship: compact Cauchy horizon implies symmetries
 Karen Uhlenbeck (MSRI)
Certain 4manifolds are not smoothable
 Dick Hain (University of Washington)
Iterated integrals, intersection theory, and link groups
 Richard Hamilton (MSRI)
3manifolds with positive Ricci curvature
Spring 1982 (UO) May 1516
 R. O. Wells. Jr.
Twistors ... and All That
 Richaxd Schoen
Manifolds with Positive Scalar Curvature
 Alan Howard
Some Remarks on the Theorem
of Hurwitz and DeFranchi
 Ron Donagi
A Generic Torelli Theorem for Hypersurfaces
Spring 1981 (UW) May 23
 Chris Cosgrove
Applications of Lie Groups, Bäcklund transformations, and inverse scattering to Einstein's field equations
 Bill Thurston
Spacefilling curves and hyperbolic crystallographic groups
 Judith Arms
Symmetry and bifurcation of momentum mappings
 Mark Green
Higher derivatives of the period map
Fall 1980 (UBC) Nov 12
 Robert Kottwitz (Washington)
Shimura varieties
 JeanPierre Bourguignon (Stanford)
Self duality of YangMills and gravitational instantons
 Jeff Cheeger (Stony Brook)
Analysis on singular spaces
 Dragan Milicic (Utah)
Asymptotic behavior of matrix coefficients of representations of semisimple Lie groups
 John Millson (UCLA)
Hyperbolic cycles and cusp forms for SL_{3}
Spring 1980 (UW) May 1011
 Bob Lazarsfeld
Branched Coverings of Projective Spaces
 Enrico Arbarello
BrillNoether Problem
 James Carrell
Homology of compact Kähler manifolds with a C* action
 Robert Molzon
Application of Capacity to Geometry of Analytic Varieties
 Andy Sommese
SL(2,C) actions on
Kähler manifolds
Winter 1980 (Utah)
 Mark Goresky
 John Morgan
 James Morrow
Fall 1979 (OSU) Nov 1011
 Alan Durfee
Neighborhoods of algebraic sets
 Fred Almgren FRED ALMGREN "
Geometric measure theory and the calculus of variations
 Herb Clemens
Rank 2 vector bundles on P^{3} — a theorem of Van de Ven
 Manfredo DoCarmo
Minimal submanifolds
Spring 1979 (UW) May 1920
 Dan Burns (University of Michigan)
Curvatures of Foliations and Parabolic Mani folds
 ChiaKuei Peng (University of Science &
Technology, Kofei, China)
Lie Groups and KortwegdeVries Equations
 Tom Duchamp (Utah)
A Criterion for a Differential Equation to be Globally Variational
 Michael Cowen (SUNY Stony Brook)
Complex geometry and Operator Theory
Winter 1979 (UBC) Feb 1011

Robin Hartshorne (Berkeley)
Vector bundles on projective spaces

Klas Diederich (Princeton/Wuppertal, Germany)
Proper holomorphic maps

S. Ramanan (UCLA)
The moduli problem

Mark Goresky (UBC)
The Lefschetz hyperplane theorem for singular varieties
Fall 1978 (OSU) Nov 45

Robert Varley (Utah)
Vector bundles and complete intersections

George Kempf (Johns Hopkins)
Inverting Abelian integrals

Katsuhiro Shiohoma (UCLA)
Convex functions on complete open manifolds

Hal Parks (OSU)
Minimizing hypersurfaces
Spring 1978 (UW) April 2223

Reese Harvey (Rice)
Fundamental solutions to the CauchyRiemann equations on a convex
domain

Jeff Rosoff (OSU)
The semigroup of effective divisor classes on an algebraic variety

Domingo Toledo (Columbia)
Currents, coherent sheaves, and intersection theory

Robert Osserman (Stanford)
Minimal surfaces in high codimension

John Polking (Rice)
Fundamental solutions of the induced CauchyRiemann equations
Winter 1978 (Utah) Feb 2526
 David Mumford
Spectral Varieties and Spectral Bundles Associated to Difference Operators
 I. M. Singer
Some Problems in Global Differential Geometry Motivated by Quantum Field Theory
 R. O. Wells, Jr.
On the Holomorphic Representation of Solutions of the ZeroRestMass Field Equations
 Raoul Bott will present "
The YangMills Equations over Riemann Surfaaes
Fall 1977 (UBC) Nov 5
 S.S. Chern
 Philip Griffiths
Spring 1977 (UO) May 78

Robin Hartshorne (Berkeley)
Vector bundles and space curves

Arnold Kas (OSU)
A handlebody version of the Lefschetz hyperplane theorems

Boris Moishezon (Utah)
Plane curves and braid groups

Marie Vitulli (UO)
Deformations of monomial curves
Winter 1977 (UBC) Feb 1213

Herbert Clemens (Utah)
Prym varieties and their relation to Jacobian varieties in low dimension

S.T. Yau (Stanford)
Some consequences of the Calabi conjecture

Robion Kirby (Berkeley)
Handlebody decompositions of complex surfaces

David Lieberman (Brandeis)
The local Torelli problem
Spring 1976 (UBC) Mar 26
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