In November 2017 I gave a talk to the Monash Consciousness Research Laboratory (Tsuchiya Lab). I talked about some pure mathematical ideas that have appeared in the literature on the frontiers of neuroscience and the study of consciousness — gauge theory, and category theory.

## Plane graphs, special alternating links, and contact geometry, Sydney Oct 2017

On Thursday October 5 2017 I gave a talk in the Geometry and Topology seminar at the University of Sydney.

## The Tutte polynomial and knot theory, Monash Sep 2017

On September 25, 2017 I gave a talk as part of the Bill Tutte centenary celebration at Monash University.

## AustMS talk, December 2016

On 6 December, 2016, I gave a talk at the Austrlaian Mathematical Society Annual Meeting at ANU, Canberra. The talk was entitled “Strand algebras and contact categories”. Slides from the talk are available.

## Talks at Low-dimensional topology workshop, Oct-Nov 2016

In October-November 2016 I gave two talks at the MSI Workshop on Low-Dimensional Topology & Quantum Algebraat ANU, Canberra. Some slides are available.

## Talk on hyperbolic volume and Mahler measure, April 2016

On 8 April, 2016 I gave a talk at the University of Melbourne in the Knot Invariants seminar. The talk was entitled “Hyperbolic volume and the Mahler measure of the A-polynomial”.

## Talk on trinities, hypergraphs, contact structures, March 2016

On 14 March, 2016 I gave a talk at Monash University in the Discrete Mathematics seminar. The talk was entitled “Trinities, hypergraphs, and contact structures”. Slides from the talk are available.

## Trinities, SFH, contact structures, Kioloa Jan 2016

On 12 January, 2016 I gave a talk at the Workshop on Gromov-Witten theory, Gauge Theory, and Dualities at ANU Kioloa. The talk was entitled “Trinities, sutured Floer homology, and contact structure”. Slides from the talk are available.

## Counting curves on surfaces, AustMS Sep 2015

>On 30 September, 2015 I gave a talk at the Australian Mathematical Society Annual Meeting at Flinders University, in Adelaide. The talk was entitled “Counting curves on surfaces”. Slides from the talk are available.

## Geometric quantisation and A-polynomials, June 2015

On 12 June, 2015 I gave a talk at the University of Melbourne, in the Moduli Spaces seminar. The talk was entitled “Geometric quantisation and calculation of A-polynomials”.