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The purpose is to encourage students studying geometry/topology and related areas to engage in beneficial interactions and increase knowledge of important and basic ideas in topology and geometry, in addition to learning about currently active areas of investigation.
Talks will conceivably cover a broad spectrum, but in general, we envision not-too-technical talks emphasizing ideas. Talks are by students for students, but everyone is welcome.
If you would like to give a talk, but on a very introductory level, you may want to consider the pure/applied grad seminar. That seminar has a general audience, while the audience for this seminar can be assumed to have familiarity with some algebraic topology and manifold theory.
Anybody is welcome to talk about mathematics related to topology. If you would like to talk about something but don't have a topic, here are some suggestions.
The list below may be helpful in your search for a topic. Some items are specific talk ideas while others are keywords to look up and investigate, e.g. using MathSciNet. There are varying levels of expected difficulty, although each topic can really be taken in deep directions. Please email the organizers with any suggestions for this list.
For the more intrepid, you can find topics by looking through the arXiv using categories. Relevant categories include: Geometric Topology | Algebraic Topology | Differential Geometry | Group Theory. These categories will show you the most recent submissions so you can see what people are working on.
In addition, you can ask more experienced students and learn what they find interesting. The organizers are also happy to lend a hand in preparing a talk.