## Geometry Seminar

### Mondays at 3pm, MIT, Room 2-255

Contacts: D. Auroux, V. Guillemin, T. Mrowka, T. Colding, K. Wehrheim

### Fall 2006

**September 11:** L. Guth (Stanford): *Volumes of unit balls and
large-scale geometry of Riemannian manifolds*
**September 18:** A. Vasy (Stanford): *The wave equation on
asymptotically de Sitter-like spaces*
**September 25:** M. Furuta (U. of Tokyo): *Pontrjagin-Thom
construction in non-linear Fredholm theories*
**October 2:** G. Tinaglia (Notre Dame): *Structure theorems for
disks embedded in R^3*
**October 16:**

** 3pm:** Y. Ostrover (MIT):
*Symplectic capacities and Volume Radius*

** 4pm:** M. Reiris (MIT):
*On the long time evolution of Einstein equations and the
geometrization conjecture on three-manifolds*
**October 23:** F. Ziltener (Munich): *Symplectic vortices on the
complex plane and quantum cohomology*
**October 30:** P. Ozsváth (Columbia): *On knot Floer homology*
**November 6:** E. Grigsby (Columbia): *Combinatorial description
of the knot Floer homology of cyclic branched covers of a knot*
**November 13:** C. Taubes (Harvard): *The Seiberg-Witten
equations and a proof of the 3-d Weinstein conjecture*
**November 20:** M. Sullivan (U. Mass.): *Contact geometry and
string topology*
**November 27:** J. Lott (Michigan): *Poincare and Sobolev
inequalities on metric-measure spaces with positive Ricci curvature*
**December 4:** B. Kleiner (Yale): *BiLipschitz embedding in Banach spaces*
**December 11:** N. Hingston (The College of New Jersey): *Periodic
solutions of Hamilton's equations on tori*