Recent lectures and conferences
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2019
 Invited Speaker, ``A conference in honour of Alessandra Iozzi",
Zurich, January
 Organizing Committee and Keynote Speaker,
Conference honoring Yves Benoist, Cetraro, Italy, May
2018
 Invited Speaker, "Characters in lowdimensional topology 
A conference in honour of Steven Boyer", Montreal, June 46
 Invited Speaker, "Representation Varieties and geometric structures
in low dimensions", University of Warwick, July 28
 Invited Speaker, "Geodesics on hyperbolic manifolds and related
topics," honoring Ara Basmajian,
Connecticut College, August 810
 Invited Speaker, Oberwolfach, September
 Invited Speaker, "Geometric Analysis", Rice University,
September
 Geeomtry Seminar, IHES, December
 Geeomtry Seminar, University of Paris, December
2017
 Colloquium, Cal Tech, February 14
 GeometryTopology Seminar, Temple University, March 1
 "Geometry and Physics of Augmented Bundles",
honoring Steve Bradlow,
University of Illinois, May 57
 Topology Seminar, Oxford University, June 12
 Invited Speaker, "Nonpositive curvature group actions and cohomology,"
Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge, June 23
 Colloquium, University of Durham, June 29
 GEAR Retreat, August 711, Stanford University
 Geometry Labs United Meeting, August 1214
 Invited Speaker, "Monopoles, Gauge theory and Integrable Systems,"
a conference in honor of Jacques Hurtubise, Centre de Recherches Mathematiques, Montreal, August 2125
 Geometry Seminar, Brown University, September 13
 Dynamics Seminar, University of Chicago, September 25
2016
 Workshop on Quadratic Differentials,
African Institute for Mathematical Sciences,
Capetown, South Africa, January 48
 Colloquium and Seminar, Brown University, February 25
 Colloquium, National University of Singapore, March 21
 Margulis 70,
IHP, Paris, June 1317
 Geometries, Surfaces and Representations of Fundamental Groups,
University of Maryland, June 2224
 Hitchin 70,
Oxford University, September 911
 Virginia Topology Conference, Mapping Class Groups and Low Dimensional Topology,
November 1820.
2015
 MSRI Lorentzian Geometric Structures Seminar: 9,18 February
 MSRIEvans Colloquium: 2 March
 Colloquium, University of California, Santa Cruz: 21 April
 Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar, University of California, Santa Cruz: 2 May
 "Geometry of moduli space for lowdimensional manifolds",
RIMS, Kyoto, Japan: 1418 December.
 2014
 Workshop, New Trends in Teichmuller theory and Mapping Class Groups,
Oberwolfach, 914 February 2014
 Colloquium, University of Pittsburgh, 28 February 2014
 Special Session "Lowdimensional Topology and Group Theory",
AMS Sectional meeting March 2930, 2014, University of Maryland Baltimore
County.
 Minicourse Speaker,
Geometric structures and discrete groups,
24 May, University of Texas, Austin.
 Minicourse Speaker,
GGTM Research School, Configuration and moduli spaces in Math. and
Physics, In memory of Bill Thurston, Rabat, Morocco, 36 June 2014
 Minicourse Speaker, Conference Speaker,
Teichmueller theory and surfaces in 3manifolds,
26 May20 June 2014
Centro di Ricerca Matematica "Ennio De Giorgi", Pisa
 Colloquium, De Paul University
 GEAR Network Seminar, University of Illinois
 Colloquium, George Mason University

Master Class,
Summer School,
Finsler Geometry with Applications,
University of the Aegean, Karlovassi, Samos, Greece, 2230 September 2014.

October 1819, 2014:
Invited Address, Meeting of American Mathematical Society,
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
 November 19, 2014:
Topology, Arithmetic, & Dynamics Seminar,
George Mason University
 2013
 In 2013, I spoke in colloquia and seminars in Mathematics Departments
at the University of Oregon, Howard University,
Indiana University and Towson University.
Check out the YouTube video
of my Colloquium talk at Howard University.
 February 46:
Advances in Teichmueller Theory, Erwin Schroedinger Institute.
 March 20: I gave the
Fuzzy Vance Distinguished Visitor Lecture at Oberlin College.
Check out the
videos on YouTube, and the slides of my talk.
 April 11: I spoke at the Workshop on
Dynamics of Groups and Rational Maps,
at the Institute for Pure & Applied Mathematics, UCLA.

June 30July 6:
Differentialgeometrie im Grossen, Oberwolfach
See the abstract of my talk.

September 1520: Coorganizer,
Exotic Geometric Structures
ICERM Workshop, Brown University.

September 26:
Research Seminar, ICERM Semester Program on ``Lowdimensional Topology,
Geometry, and Dynamics''

Conformal Geometry and Riemann Surfaces:
A Conference in Honor of Professor Ravi S. Kulkarni,
October 2527, 2013, Queens College
 November 15, 2013,
GeometryTopology Seminar, University of Toronto

Plenary speaker,
Character Varieties and Geometric Structures Workshop,
Howard University, December 1620, 2013.
 2012

Inaugural Class of
Fellows of the American Mathematical Society.
 OneHour Invited Address,
22nd Fall Workshop on Computational Geometry,
College Park (November 10)

October 1519,2012:
Coorganizer (and speaker), Workshop
Higher ThurstonTeichmueller theory
at the Centre de Recherches Mathematiques in Montreal.
Check out the
videos
of the lectures.
 Department Colloquium, Universit\'e de Sherbrooke,
October 12, {\em William Thurston: a Mathematical perspective}
 Department Colloquium, University of Maryland, October 10,
{\em William Thurston: a Mathematical perspective}

August 27, 2012: Opening
lecture at the
Fourth LatinAmerican Congress on Lie Groups and Geometry
in Guanajuato, Mexico.
 June 1822 2012:
Workshop on
Dynamics
of the WeilPetersson geodesic flow,
American Institute of Mathematics, Palo Alto

May 2012:
``Geometric and Analytic Aspects of Group Theory'' at
Institut MittagLeffler
in Djursholm, Sweden.
(Seminar, May 22, 2012)

April 2012, Research Programme on Geometry and Quantization of Moduli Spaces at
, (3lecture Master Class April 10,11,12),
Centre de Recerca Matematica, Bellaterra, Spain.
 Seminar, University of ParisSud, Orsay, March 22, 2012
 Colloquium, Institut Fourier, Grenoble, March 15, 2012
 Seminar, University of Paris VI (Jussieu), March 13, 2012
on Crooked Geometry.
 January  March 2012: Coorganizer, the special trimester on
``Geometry and Analysis of Surface Group Representations'',
at IHP, Paris.
(Seminar organizer, first speaker)

November 10, 2012: OneHour Invited Address at the
22nd Fall Workshop on Computational Geometry,
held at the University of Maryland.
 2011

Distinguished Lecturer Series, December 35,
Texas A & M University (3 lectures)

Miniencuentro de Geometria Diferencial,
(with T. Drumm and V. Charette)
``Flat Lorentzian 3Manifolds,''
(3 lectures) November 35,
CIMAT (Guanajuato),
Invitado como Prof. Distinguido por AMCFUMEC

Speaker, FRG conference, ``Ergodic decompositions of representation
varieties'',
October 1719, Princeton University

Plenary Speaker, 7th
William Rowan Hamilton Geometry & Topology Workshop, September 13,
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Plenary Speaker,
Aspects of hyperbolicity in geometry, topology, and dynamicsA workshop and celebration of Caroline Series' 60th birthday
July 2527, University of Warwick.

Geometry and Arithmetic of Lattices
London Mathematical Society EPSRC Durham Symposium, July 414.
(3 lectures)

Closing Conference, ``Moduli Spaces,''
(Vector bundles and Algebraic Curves)
Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge July 1

Mathematics Research Community, The Geometry of Real Projective
Structures, (with V. Charette, D. Cooper and A. Wienhard),
Snowbird, Utah, June 1216

Faces of Geometry: 3Manifolds, Groups & Singularities: A Conference
in Honor of Walter Neumann Columbia University/Barnard College,
City of New York, June 611

Transformation Groups and Associated Geometric Structures,
Herbert Abels 70th Birthday Conference, Bielefeld, June 25.

Discrete groups and geometric structures, with applications IV,
(CGG VI), Oostende (Belgian Coast), May 30June 2
 RTG Workshop,
Higher Dimensional Teichmueller Theory,
University of Michigan, April 1517
 Scientific Committee,
The Triennial Ahlfors Bers Colloquium,
Rice University, March 2427
 Coorganizer,
Representations of
Surface Groups and Higgs Bundles (A Satellite Meeting at the
University of Oxford), part of Newton Institute semesterlong
activity on Moduli Spaces),
Oxford University, March 1418
 BIRS Workshop,
Frontiers in Complex Dynamics
(Celebrating John Milnor 's 80th birthday), February 2026
See the slides for my talk.

Seminaire de geometrie et topologie,
UQAM, Montreal, February 18.
 Colloquium, Rice University, January 13
 2010
 Conference on Surfaces and Representations,
University of Sherbrooke, October 610.
 Chair, Organizing Committee of Conference
``Geometry and analysis of Riemann surfaces and their moduli'',
in honor of Scott Wolpert (September 2426,2010).
 Invited speaker, Geometry Section,
International Congress of Mathematicians,
Hyderabad, India August 19 27.
Here are the slides
and the paper from my talk.
 Coorganizer (with SerPeow Tan and Caroline Series),
and Conference Speaker,
Geometry, Topology and Dynamics of Character Varieties,
Institute of Mathematical Sciences, National University of Singapore,
July 19 August 14.
Here are the slides
from my talk.

Teichmueller theory and its interactions with Mathematics
and Physics, ESF Research Conference, CRM Barcelona, June 28 July 3.
 Coorganizer (with J. Seade, S. Cantat and N. Gusevskii),
and Lecturer in 5lecture advanced course,
Advanced School and Workshop on Discrete Groups in Complex Geometry,
ICTP, Trieste, Italy, 28 June  16 July
 Coorganizer (with A. Reid, R. Canary and S. Boyer),
Character Varieties in the Geometry and Topology of Lowdimensional Manifolds,
BIRS, Banff April 2530.
 Colloquium,
University of Illinois, Chicago, April 23
 Invited Speaker,
Second KillingWeierstrass
Colloquium,
Braniewo, Poland, March 2426.

Colloquium, University of Maryland, February 25 (ICM talk)
 Coorganizer (with A. Wienhard),
Workshop on
Flat Conformal Lorentzian Structures, Princeton University,
February 1820

Geometric Structures in 2 and 3 dimensions,
Autrans, France, January 1722
 2009
 Colloquium, University of Michigan, October 13
 "What Is..." seminar, University of Michigan, October 13
 Colloquium, Temple University, September 21
 Seminar, Princeton University, September 20
 NSFCBMS Conference, Central Connecticut State University,
July 23, 2009
Families of Riemann Surfaces and WeilPetersson Geometry
(Scott Wolpert, principal speaker)
 Encounters between Mathematicians and Theoretical Physicists,
Strasbourg, June 1113
 Department Colloquium and Seminar, University of Rennes, June 611
 Luminy workshop, From Braid Groups to Teichmueller spaces,
June 15
 University of Paris Sud (Orsay)
 Invited Speaker,
DCMDVA sectional meeting of Mathematical Association
of America,
University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Virginia
18 April 2009, ``The Geometry of 2x2 Matrices.''
Click here for the slides of my talk.
 Colloquium, University of Tennessee, 20 March 2009
 Research Seminar, Northeastern University, 10 March 2009
 Complex Analysis/Dynamics Seminar, Graduate Center, CUNY, 4 March 2009
 Colloquium, Howard University, 6 February 2009
 Colloquium, National University of Singapore, 21 January 2009

Geometry, Algebra, and Topology of Character Varieties, Special Session,
AMS Annual Meeting, Washington DC January 7 2009
 2008:

Coorganizer (with O. GarciaPrada and F. Labourie),
Representations of Surface Groups,
CIRM, Luminy, 15 September 2008.

Symplectic Geometry Seminar, University of Toronto, August 2008
 The slides from my
talk at the
Conference on Algebraic and Geometric Topology,
Gdansk, Poland, 913 June 2008.

Lecture series in the program
on Geometry and Dynamics of Groups at Ecole Polytechnique
on June 2,3 2008.

Scientific Committee,
Discrete Groups and Geometric Structures III , Kortrijk,
Belgium, May 2630 2008..

The slides from my talk,
"Algebraic varieties of surface group representations",
at the conference
GroupTheoretic Methods in the Study of Algebraic Varieties
celebrating Friedrich Hirzebruch's 80th birthday, BarIlan University,
RamatGan, Israel,
22 May 2008.
 The slides from my
plenary talk at the
Fourth AhlforsBers Colloquium,
Rutgers University, Newark, May 811, 2008..

I ran a weekly seminar at Princeton University,
Mapping Class Group Dynamics on Moduli spaces,
beginning with a Department Colloquium, 6 February 2008.

During the Spring Semester of 2008, I spent my sabbatical as
a Member of the
Institute for Advanced Study.

On March 3, I gave a short presentation on Equilateral Triangles
in the
After Hours Conversations,
Harry's Bar, Institute for Advanced Study.

Mathematics Department Colloquium,
Yale University,
Dynamical systems arising from
deformations of geometric structures,
April 9, 2008.

Coorganizer and speaker, Conference on Lie Theory, Geometry and
Discrete Groups, celebrating John Millson's 62nd birthday,
College Park, 2023 March 2008.
 Coorganized (with V. Charette, K. Melnick and
K. Scannell), Special session, Conformally flat
Lorentz manifolds, Joint Mathematical Meetings, San Diego 2008.
 2007:

Member, MSRI program in Teichmueller theory
and Kleinian groups, NovemberDecember 2007

20072008
Distinguished ScholarTeacher.

Colloque de mathematiques de Montreal at CRM, Montreal,
September 14.
(Click here for the slides of my talk.)
 Seminar, University of Sherbrooke, September 13.

7th KAIST Geometric Topology Fair
in Gyeongju, Korea, July 7.
Click here for the slides of my talk.

Geometry and the
Imagination in honor of Bill Thurston.
Click here for the slides of my talk.
 Coorganizer,
Representations of surface groups, workshop,
American Institute of Mathematics,
March 1923.
Click
here for our background document for this workshop.

William Spencer Lectures, Kansas State University, May.
 2006:
 Pacific Northwest Geometry Seminar, Portland State University

Geometry Conference in honour of Nigel Hitchin, CSIC, Madrid
 Oberwolfach Workshop,
"Teichmueller spaces: Classical and Quantum"
 Principal Speaker, "Current Developments in Geometric Topology,"
Barrett Lectures, University of Tennessee
 Coorganizer and Speaker,
Complex Geometry: a conference to honor Domingo Toledo's 60th birthday,
University of Utah
 Topology Seminar, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Lie Groups, Dynamics, Rigidity and Arithmetic: A conference
to honor Gregory Margulis's 60th birthday, Yale University
 Colloquium, Pennsylvania State University
 Colloquium, Brown University
 Topology seminar, University of Texas