# Events for 02/09/2024 from all calendars

## Frontiers

**Time: ** 3:00PM - 4:00PM

**Location: ** Bloc 166

**Speaker: **Eugenia Malinnikova

## Frontiers in Mathematics Lecture Series

**Time: ** 3:00PM - 4:00PM

**Location: ** Bloc 166

**Speaker: **Eugenia Malinnikova

**Title: **

## Algebra and Combinatorics Seminar

**Time: ** 4:00PM - 4:50PM

**Location: ** BLOC 302

**Speaker: **Tushar Pandey, TAMU

**Title: ***Invariants for surface diffeomorphisms and the volume conjecture*

**Abstract: **In this talk, we will discuss an invariant for the diffeomorphisms of a surface using the Chekhov-Fock algebra for surfaces. This invariant is a trace of an intertwiner coming from some representation theory of this algebra. We will then mention a conjecture that relates the exponential growth of the trace to the volume of the mapping torus of a surface. And at the end, we will see some recent results in this area.