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Fall 2016 Redbud Triangulations Conference

Fall 2016 Redbud Triangulations conference

Oklahoma State University, November 18–20, 2016


Welcome to the Fall 2016 Redbud Triangulations conference, a regional conference in topology and geometry with participants from the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, the University of Arkansas, and elsewhere.


  • Mark Bell, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Marc Culler, University of Illinois, Chicago
  • Dave Futer, Temple University
  • Ahmad Issa, University of Texas, Austin
  • Saul Schleimer, University of Warwick
  • Jonathan Spreer, University of Queensland
  • Anastasiia Tsvietkova, Rutgers University-Newark
  • Will Worden, Temple University

Redbud Triangulations 2016 Schedule

Friday, November 18, 2016

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm             MSCS 514

Computational 3-manifold topology

Dr. Jonathan Spreer

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Breakfast in Rancher’s Club

9:00 am to 10:00 am             MSCS 514

The Geometry of Veering Triangulations: Theory and Experiment  

Dr. Dave Futer

MSCS 519

Coffee Break

10:15 am to 11:15 am           MSCS 514

Circular Orderings from Veering Triangulations

Dr. Saul Schleimer

11:15 am to 1:30 pm


1:30 pm to 2:30 pm            MSCS 514

Orderability and Dehn Filling

Dr. Marc Culler

MSCS 519

Coffee Break

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm             MSCS 514

Triangulating Cappell-Shaneson Homotopy 4-Spheres 

Ahmad Issa

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm             MSCS 514

Isotopy Classes of Crossing Arcs in Hyperbolic Alternating Links

Dr. Anastasiia Tsvietkova

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Breakfast in Rancher’s Club

9:00 am to 10:00 am           MSCS 514

Hidden Symmetries and Commensurability of 2-Bridge Link Complements

Will Worden

MSCS 519

Coffee Break

10:15 am to 11:15 am           MSCS 514

Polynomial-Time Curve Reduction

Dr. Mark Bell

Redbud Triangulations 2016 Titles and Abstracts (Click Here)

Conference: We are expecting an audience drawn largely from Oklahoma State University,
Oklahoma University, the University of Arkansas and our invited speakers.

Registration: Please register for the Fall 2016 Redbud Triangulations conference if you plan to attend. We have limited travel and lodging support for graduate students and junior participants, with support for more senior participants as our budget allows. Please note that the NSF funding cannot be used to fund participants from OU.

Getting here: We expect that participants within driving distance will drive or carpool. For participants coming from farther away, Stillwater Airport (SWO) has two flights a day to and from Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW). This may prove to a convenient for our invited speakers (even if slightly more expensive). Otherwise, Oklahoma City (OKC) and Tulsa (TUL) are a little over an hour away. We can arrange to pick you up at the airport regardless of which airport you choose.

Staying here: The Atherton Hotel is located on campus and an easy walk from the math department. We would be happy to book this accommodation for our invited speakers and would ask other participants to book there own accommodation. When booking your own accommodation, please use the block of rooms reserved under 'Math Department' to obtain the best rate. The department and the Atherton are both highlighted on the map below. (If you have problems with that map, try this link.)

Further questions: Can be directed to the organizers: Neil Hoffman (, Bus Jaco ( or Henry Segerman (

Participant support is provided through NSF award DMS-1463957. We would like to thank the NSF and Oklahoma State University for making Redbud Triangulations happen.

The Redbud Topology Conference rotates among the University of Oklahoma, University of Arkansas and Oklahoma State University. 


Adapted by Neil Hoffman from "Cercis Canadensis Leaf" by Klikini - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.