On 16 September 2019 I gave a talk in the Monash discrete mathematics seminar. The talk was entitled “The sensitivity conjecture, induced subgraphs of cubes, and Clifford algebras”.

## The sensitivity conjecture, induced subgraphs of cubes, and Clifford algebras

We give another version of Huang’s proof that an induced subgraph of the n-dimensional cube graph containing over half the vertices has maximal degree at least , which implies the Sensitivity Conjecture. This argument uses Clifford algebras of positive definite signature in a natural way. We also prove a weighted version of the result.

## Monash topology talk on sensitivity conjecture and Clifford algebras, July 2019

On 31 July 2019 I gave a talk at Monash University in the topology seminar, entitled “The sensitivity conjecture, induced subgraphs of cubes, and Clifford algebras”.

## Uniqueness of contact structures and tomography

In the previous episode, we asked: if you have a family of foliations on a surface, do they arise as the movie of characteristic foliations of a contact structure? In this episode, we ask how unique these contact structures are.

## Convex surfaces and tomography

We’ve seen that convex surfaces have wondeful foliations. We’re now going to consider the relationship between these foliations on surfaces, and contact structures

## Liouville structures and convex surfaces

Starting from a Liouville 1-form on a surface, we have been led to 3-dimensional contact geometry, and convex surfaces. We now go in the other direction.

## From Liouville geometry to contact geometry

(Technical) We’re going to take Liouville structures and move them into 3 dimensions, to obtain contact structures.

## Lovely Liouville geometry

(Technical) I’d like to show you some very nice geometry, involving some vector fields and differential forms.

## The beauty of mathematics shows itself to patient followers

In September 2018 I gave a talk on the life and mathematics of Maryam Mirzakhani in the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences colloquium at NTU in Singapore.

## Talk on Counting Curves on Surfaces, September 2018

On 19 September 2018 I gave a talk at the National University of Singapore (NUS) in the Topology and Geometry seminar. The talk was entitled “Counting Curves on Surfaces”.