### Symmetries of Surfaces

- Series
- Research Horizons Seminar
- Time
- Friday, October 16, 2020 - 12:30 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
- Location
- Microsoft Teams
- Speaker
- Marissa Loving – Georgia Tech – mloving6@gatech.edu

There are many ways to study surfaces: topologically, geometrically, dynamically, algebraically, and combinatorially, just to name a few. We will touch on some of the motivation for studying surfaces and their associated mapping class groups, which is the collection of symmetries of a surface. We will also describe a few of the ways that these different perspectives for studying surfaces come together in beautiful ways.