On 11 December, 2014 I gave a talk at the 8th Australia New Zealand Mathematics Convention, at the University of Melbourne, as part of the Geometry and Topology session. Slides are available.

## Strings, fermions, curves on surfaces, Unimelb Oct 2014

On 24 October, 2014 I gave a talk at the University of Melbourne, for the Algebra-Geometry-Topology Seminar. Slides are available.

## Discrete contact geometry, May 2014

On 12 May, 2014 I gave a talk at the Monash University Discrete Mathematics Seminar. Slides are available.

## A Yang-Baxter equation from sutured Floer homology, Sep 2013

On 30 September, 2013 I gave a talk at the 57th Australian Mathematical Society Annual Meeting, at the University of Sydney, as part of the Geometry and Topology session. Slides are available.

## Sutures, quantum groups, TQFT, May 2013

On 24 May, 2013 I gave a talk at the University of Melbourne, for the Algebra-Geometry-Topology Seminar. The talk was entitled “Sutures, quantum groups and topological quantum field theory”. Slides are available.

## Contact topology and elementary combinatorics, April 2013

On 16 April, 2013 I gave a talk at ANU, for the Algebra and Topology seminar. The talk was entitled “Contact topology and holomorphic invariants via elementary combinatorics”. Slides are available.

## Contact topology and holomorphic invariants via elementary combinatorics, Monash Dec 2012

On 7 December, 2012 I gave a talk at Monash University. Slides are available.

## Field-theoretic ideas from contact geometry, ANZAMP 2012

On 5 December, 2012 I gave a talk at the Australian and New Zealand Association of Mathematical Physics (ANZAMP) Inaugural annual meeting. The talk was entitled “Some field-theoretic ideas out of contact geometry and elementary topology”. Slides are available.

## Itsy bitsy topological field theory, USC April 2012

On 30 April, 2012 I gave a talk at the University of Southern California, for the Geometry & Topology Seminar. Slides are available.

## Itsy bitsy topological field theory, MIT April 2012

On 23 April, 2012 I gave a talk at MIT, for the Geometry and Topology Seminar. The talk was entitled “Itsy bitsy topological field theory”.