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May 2010

2010 Georgia Topology Conference

2010-05-19 through 2010-05-23
Athens, GA; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology, calculus of functors, knot theory

Contact: Niles Johnson

Description

Organizers: Michael Ching, Niles Johnson

July 2010

25th Summer Topology Conference

2010-07-25 through 2010-07-30
Kielce; Poland

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

The 25th Summer Topology Conference will be hosted by the Department of Mathematics of Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, Poland. Co-organizing institutions are: University of Warsaw, University of Wrocław and Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. The conference will take place on 25 - 30 July 2010 in the city of Kielce, Poland.

August 2010

GEOMETRY TOPOLOGY AND DYNAMICS IN NEGATIVE CURVATURE

2010-08-02 through 2010-08-07
Bangalore; India

Meeting Type: ICM Satellite Conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

The conference intends to bring together mathematicians working in various aspects of negative curvature (and more generally, non-positive curvature) and to expose/introduce interested research students in India to these exciting recent developments.

West coast algebraic topology summer school 2010 : Homotopy theory of moduli spaces

2010-08-09 through 2010-08-14
Eugene, OR; USA

Meeting Type: summer school

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: Alejandro Adem, Ralph Cohen, and Dev Sinha

Description

The West Coast Algebraic Topology Summer School (WCATSS) aims to gather students, post-docs and faculty with diverse interests to study an actively developing topic at the interface between algebraic topology and other areas. This year the topic is homotopy theory of moduli spaces. Particular focus will be on approaches to Mumford's conjecture (Madsen-Weiss' theorem), the h-principle, homological stability theorems, and the study of cobordism categories. The program will be August 9-14, 2010.

GEOMETRY, TOPOLOGY, ALGEBRA and NUMBER THEORY, APPLICATIONS dedicated to the 120th anniversary of Bo

2010-08-16 through 2010-08-20
Moscow; Russia

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: Topology and discrete geometry, Algebra and Number theory

Contact: see conference website

Description

Invited talks (plenary and section ones) of the Conference will present modern problems, current state, and latest progress in areas related to main subjects of the conference and to Delone's mathematical activity.

MAIN SUBJECTS: Topology and discrete geometry; Algebra and Number theory; Applications: Delone triangulations, Crystallography etc.

SECTIONS: Geometry, Topology, Algebra and Number theory, Applications.

A tentative program will consist of two (a day) 1-hour-long plenary invited talks, two (a day) 45-min.-long section invited talks and several 30-min.-long section talks.

Our Conference will overlap in part with another Conference dedicated to an outstanding geometer Nikolai Efimov. It will be held at Moscow State University on August 18-21. Bearing in mind that Boris Delone and Nikolai Efimov had very friendly relations, and also some participants are going to take part in both conferences, the two conferences will tentatively run in one joint memorial session.

Conference on Homotopy theory and derived algebraic geometry

2010-08-30 through 2010-09-03
Toronto; Canada

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: homotopy theory, derived algebraic geometry

Contact: see conference website

Description

This five-day meeting will discuss and further investigate the evolution of some of the major themes of the 2007 Fields Program on Geometric Applications of Homotopy Theory. The draft format of the Conference is to have eighteen one-hour talks during the five days of the conference. An afternoon would be reserved during the conference for a structured discussion of the impact of the 2007 program.

September 2010

25th British Topology Meeting

2010-09-06 through 2010-09-08
Oxford; UK

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

Talks will start at 3 on Monday afternoon and end at 5 on Wednesday afternoon. There will be a number of contributed talks as well as invited talks in a broad range of topics in topology.

This event is being supported by the London Mathematical Society and Merton College.

Geometric Aspects of Motivic Homotopy Theory

2010-09-06 through 2010-09-10
Bonn; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

none

I Annual Conference of Mathematicians of Georgia

2010-09-12 through 2010-09-19
Batumi; Georgia

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

The Conference will be compiled of Workshops, Sessions, Seminars and Schools. The exact program will be announced after the deadline of organizing Workshops, Session and Schools expires.

Higher Order Structures in Mathematics; Courant Colloquium 2010

2010-09-13 through 2010-09-16
Gottingen; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

none

Spitalfields Day : Geometry and Algebra

2010-09-17 through 2010-09-17
Edinburgh, Scotland; UK

Meeting Type: One day meeting

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: Andrew Ranicki / Helene Frossling (ICMS)

Description

Poster
This Spitalfields Day is organised in connection with the election in May 2010 of Professor Hirzebruch to an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. These lectures are aimed at a general mathematical audience, and should be accessible to graduate students.
Attendance is by advance registration only. Places are limited.
Venue: The Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ.
Organisation: For questions regarding the arrangements, please contact Helene Frossling by e-mail helene[dot]frossling[at]icms[dot]org[dot]uk, or telephone (UK) 0131 6514393.
Programme
Doors open 10.30 am
11.00 - 12.00 Sir Michael Atiyah "The Hodge signature theorem past, present and future"
15.00 - 16.00 Friedrich Hirzebruch "125 years of the Schubert calculus"
Coffee and tea served
16.30 - 17.30 Andrew Ranicki "Aspects of quadratic forms in the work of Hirzebruch and Atiyah"

October 2010

Special Session on Homotopy Theory and K-theory; AMS Western Section Meeting

2010-10-09 through 2010-10-10
Los Angeles, CA; USA

Meeting Type: AMS special session

Subject Area: algebraic topology, homotopy theory, K-theory

Contact: Julie Bergner

Description

This session will have talks from a range of topics in both homotopy theory and K-theory. The following people will be giving 45-minute talks:

  • Ben Antieau, UCLA
  • Aravind Asok, University of Southern California
  • Kristine Bauer, University of Calgary
  • Andrew Blumberg, University of Texas, Austin
  • Philip Hackney, UC Riverside
  • John Harper, University of Western Ontario
  • Daniel Murfet, UCLA
  • John Palmieri, University of Washington
  • Dan Ramras, New Mexico State University


Organizers:

Julie Bergner, UC Riverside

Christian Haesemeyer, UCLA

Topological Robotics

2010-10-10 through 2010-10-16
Oberwolfach; Germany

Meeting Type: Arbeitsgemeinschaft

Subject Area: algebraic topology, robotics

Contact: Jesus Gonzalez

Description

The next Arbeitsgemeinschaft will be held on October 10-16, 2010, at the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach with topic: Topological Robotics. The idea of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft is to learn by giving one of the lectures in the program. PhD students as well as recent Ph.D's are particularly encouraged to apply.

Midwest Topology Seminar

2010-10-23 through 2010-10-23
Detroit, Michigan; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: Robert Bruner, Dan Isaksen, John Klein

Description

Fall meeting of the Midwest Topology Seminar. Speakers will be
  • Ralph Cohen
  • Kathryn Hess
  • Andrew Salch
  • Andrew Toms

Funding for travel will be available as usual. Details and web site to follow shortly.

Kervaire invariant workshop

2010-10-25 through 2010-10-29
Berkeley, CA; USA

Meeting Type: workshop

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: Mike Hill, Mike Hopkins, Doug Ravenel

Description

This workshop will focus on the ideas surrounding the recent solution to the Arf-Kervaire invariant problem in stable homotopy theory by Mike Hill, Mike Hopkins and Doug Ravenel. There will be talks on relevant aspects of equivariant stable homotopy theory, including the norm functor and the slice tower. The pertinent parts of chromatic homotopy theory will be covered including formal groups and formal $A$-modules, the Hopkins-Miller theorem, finite subgroups of Morava stabilizer groups and Ravenel's 1978 solution to the analogous problem at primes bigger than 3. There will also be several talks by the organizers giving a detailed account of the proof of the main theorem. Finally there will be a discussion of the questions raised by the unexpected statement of the theorem.

The link above includes details on registration, housing (there is an October 11 deadline for hotel reservations) and transportation.

A preliminary schedule of talks can be found at
http://people.virginia.edu/~mah7cd/MSRIHotTopics.html

More information on the topic itself can be found at
http://www.math.rochester.edu/u/faculty/doug/kervaire.html

November 2010

3rd International Workshop on Computational Topology in Image Context

2010-11-10 through 2010-11-12
Chipiona; Spain

Meeting Type: workshop

Subject Area: computational topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

The aim of CTIC 2010 is to gather researchers dealing with the study of topological invariants from the computational point of view, and/or who want to use topological information in image applications. The workshop intends to provide an opportunity for participants, from different fields related to computational geometry, discrete geometry, geometrical modeling, algebraic topology and image processing to exchange ideas.

14. NRW Topology Meeting

2010-11-12 through 2010-11-13
Bonn; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: Stefan Schwede

Description

Talks will be given by Haggai Tene, Jim Conant, Roman Sauer, Catharina Stroppel, Jesper Grodal, Andre Henriques, Stefan Friedl and Friedrich Hirzebruch. Details can be found on the webpage

Autumn 2010 Cascade Topology Seminar

2010-11-13 through 2010-11-14
Seattle, WA; USA

Meeting Type: seminar

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: John Palmieri

Description

University of Washington. Speakers will include


  • Aravind Asok, USC
  • Julie Bergner, UC Riverside
  • Dmitriy Morozov, Stanford
  • Jeff Smith, UBC
  • Ben Webster, Oregon

December 2010

Classifying spaces for families of subgroups

2010-12-04 through 2010-12-05
Columbus, OH; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology, geometric group theory, assembly conjectures

Contact: Jim Fowler

Description

Classifying spaces play a prominent role in topology. In recent years, there has been increasing interest in classifying spaces for group actions with isotropy in prescribed families of subgroups (e.g. finite subgroups, virtually cyclic subgroups, finite by cyclic subgroups, hyperelementary subgroups, etc). One reason for this is that these classifying spaces feature prominently in various "assembly map'' conjectures, such as the Baum-Connes conjecture and the Farrell-Jones isomorphism conjectures. This conference proposes to bring together mathematicians working on such classifying spaces, both from the constructive side (i.e. how to build "small'' models) as well as the applications side (i.e. what good are these models).

Fourth de Brún Workshop: Group Actions

2010-12-06 through 2010-12-12
Galway; Ireland

Meeting Type: conference, workshop

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

Lecture Courses by: Jeffrey Brock (Brown); Hamish Short (Marseille); Juan Souto (Michigan). There will also be a full programme of invited and contributed talks.

Barcelona Topology Workshop 2010

2010-12-10 through 2010-12-12
Torroja de Priorat; Spain

Meeting Type: workshop

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: Albert Ruiz Cirera

Description

This is the annual meeting of the Grup de Topologia Algebraica de Barcelona.


The arrival date is Friday 10th in the evening and the leaving date Sunday 12th in the afternoon.


There will be seven lectures, on Saturday 11th December (5 lectures) and Sunday 12th December (2 lectures in the morning).


The following speakers have agreed to give talks

  • Urtzi Buijs (Universitat de Barcelona)
  • Antonio Díaz (Universidad de Màlaga)
  • Radha Kessar (University of Aberdeen)
  • John Greenlees (University of Sheffield)
  • Birgit Richter (Hamburg Universität)
  • Bruno Vallette (Université de Nice)
  • Fei Xu (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)


Organising Committee: Imma Gálvez (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) and Albert Ruiz (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona).


If you wish to attend, or for any further information, please contact either of the organisers.


Because of the the limited availability of accommodation and the possible travel difficulties, we advise you to contact us as soon as possible if you plan to attend.

March 2011

Algebraic K-theory and Homotopy Theory

2011-03-18 through 2011-03-20
Iowa City, Iowa; USA

Meeting Type: AMS Special Session

Subject Area: Algebraic K-theory, Homotopy Theory, Algebraic Topology

Contact: Daniel Ramras

Description

This is a Special Session in the AMS Sectional Meeting at the University of Iowa, Iowa City. The talks will focus on algebraic K-theory and related areas of homotopy theory and algebraic topology.

April 2011

Underrepresented Students in Topology and Algebra Research Symposium (USTARS)

2011-04-01 through 2011-04-03
Iowa City, IA; USA

Meeting Type: symposium

Subject Area: algebra, topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

The Underrepresented Students in Topology and Algebra Research Symposium (USTARS) is a graduate student conference proposed by a group of underrepresented students in the University of Iowa Mathematics' department and will be largely run and organized by graduate students. The symposium will be structured so that speakers give 20-minute parallel research talks with one distinguished graduate student and one invited faculty member giving 1-hour presentations on Saturday and a mentoring brunch on Sunday. The broader impact of this event is that graduate students who attend USTARS will be better equipped to find academic positions and continue the cycle of research and collaboration.

For further details, see the conference website.

Keynote Speaker: Emille Davie Lawrence, Assistant Professor, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA

Sponsored by: University of Iowa Mathematics Department and the National Science Foundation

Organizing committee: Julianna Tymoczko, Candice Price, Carlos De la Mora, Erik Insko, Syvillia Averett

Graduate Student Topology and Geometry Conference

2011-04-02 through 2011-04-03
East Lansing, MI; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: topology and geometry

Contact: Cheryl Balm

Description

The Ninth Annual Grad­u­ate Stu­dent To­pol­o­gy and Ge­om­e­try Con­fer­ence will be held at Michi­gan State Uni­ver­si­ty in East Lan­sing on April 2nd and 3rd, 2011.

Three key­note lec­tures will be giv­en by: Ralph Cohen (Stanford University), John Etnyre (Georgia Institute of Technology) and Karsten Grove (University of Notre Dame)

There will be four young fac­ul­ty talks fo­cus­ing on open prob­lems led by: Dave Futer (Temple), Teena Gerhardt (Michigan State), Matt Hedden (Michigan State) and Jean-Francois LaFont (Ohio State)

Much of the con­fer­ence will be ded­i­cat­ed to 30-minute talks giv­en by grad­u­ate stu­dents. Talks may be orig­i­nal or ex­pos­i­to­ry and can be giv­en by grad­u­ate stu­dents of any lev­el. Fund­ing for trav­el and lodg­ing is available for grad­u­ate stu­dent speak­ers and par­tic­i­pants. To register and apply for funding, please visit http://www.math.msu.edu/Related/gstgc/. Deadline to apply for funding is February 7.

This conference is supported by the NSF.

Midwest Topology Seminar

2011-04-02 through 2011-04-03
Chicago, Illinois; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

The University of Chicago will host the spring Midwest Topology Seminar on April 2-3. The speakers are:

  • Gonçalo Tabuada (University of Lisbon)
  • Bjørn Dundas (University of Bergen)
  • Jim McClure (Purdue University)
  • Chris Schommer-Pries, MIT
  • Vesna Stojanoska, Northwestern
  • Bertrand Guillou, University of Illinois
  • Paul Goerss, Northwestern
  • Benson Farb, University of Chicago
  • Stefan Stolz, Notre Dame

This Midwest Topology Seminar is organized in conjunction with the Namboodiri lectures, to be given by Doug Ravenel on April 1, 4 and 5.

The Ramada Inn, www.ramadachicagohotel.com 773-288-5800, has a block of rooms which will be held until March 1. Mention the Midwest Topology Seminar when making a reservation.

Algebraic Topology Day at UCL

2011-04-15 through 2011-04-15
Louvain-la-Neuve; Belgium

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

9h45-10h45 Greg Lupton (EPFL/Cleveland State University)
"On topological complexity"

11h00-12h00 Gael Collinet (Univ. Strasbourg)
"Homology stability for automorphism groups of free products."

14h15-15h15 Nathalie Wahl (Univ. Copenhague)
"Hochschild homology of structured algebras and TCFTs"

15h30-16h30 Nguyen Dang Ho Hai (UCL)
"Résolution injective instable de la cohomologie modulo $p$ d'un spectre de Thom."

Everyone is welcome. Directions to come to the math department in Louvain-la-Neuve:
http://milnor.math.ucl.ac.be/plwiki/TopologieAlgebriqueUCL/HowToArriveAtTheMathBuilding

Here are summaries of the talks

9h45-10h45 Greg Lupton (EPFL/Cleveland State University)
"On topological complexity" Joint work with J. Scheerer.


11h00-12h00 Gael Collinet (Univ. Strasbourg)
"Homology stability for automorphism groups of free products." (with A. Djament and J. Griffin)

We will give a proof of the following result which was conjectured by A. Hatcher and N. Wahl : let $G$ be a group that is irreductible for the free product and non-isomorphic to $mathbf Z$. The natural maps $Aut(G^{*n}) o Aut(G^{*n+1})$ induce isomorphisms in integral homology of degree $i$ for $ngeq 2i+2$.


14h15-15h15 Nathalie Wahl (Univ. Copenhague) "Hochschild homology of structured algebras and TCFTs"

Abstract: Generalizing the work of Costello, we consider the Hochschild complex as an operator on certain types of functors (which we think of as generalized "open" field theories) and describe the structure induced by the original functor on its Hochschild complex ("closed" field theories). Applying this to the case of strict Frobenius algebras, we obtain an action of a complex of Sullivan diagrams on the Hochschild complex of such algebras, with implications in string topology using the work of Lambrechts-Stanley. This is joint work with Craig Westerland.


15h30-16h30 Nguyen Dang Ho Hai (UCL)
Résolution injective instable de la cohomologie modulo $p$ d'un spectre de Thom.

Résumé: Soit $p$ un premier et soit $ ho_n$ le fibré vectoriel associé à la représentation régulière réelle réduite du $p$-groupe abélien élémentaire $(Z/p)^n$, On note $L(n,m)$ le facteur stable de l'espace de Thom du fibré $m ho_n$, associé à la représentation de Steinberg de $F_p[GL_n(F_p)]$. Les spectres $L(n,m)$ avec $m$ impair apparaissent dans la description des étages non contractiles de la tour de Goodwillie du foncteur identité évaluée en la sphère $S^m$. Dans cet exposé, on construit de manière explicite une résolution injective minimale de $H^*(L(n,3);F_p)$ dans la catégorie des modules instables sur l'algèbre de Steenrod modulo $p$. A l'aide de la théorie de Lannes et Zarati sur les foncteurs dérivés du foncteur de déstabilisation, cette résolution injective est utilisée pour obtenir un résultat de type "conjecture de Segal" pour la cohomotopie du spectre $L(n,3)$.

Yves Félix, Pascal Lambrechts

The Kervaire invariant and stable homotopy theory

2011-04-25 through 2011-04-29
Edinburgh, Scotland; UK

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: John Greenlees (Sheffield), Andrew Ranicki (Edinburgh), Neil Strickland (Sheffield)

Description

Because of the available space we need to limit the number of participants, so participation is by invitation only. If you would like to be invited please email one of the organizers J.Greenlees@sheffield.ac.uk A.Ranicki@ed.ac.uk N.P.Strickland@sheffield.ac.uk

JDG 2011: Conference on Geometry and Topology

2011-04-29 through 2011-05-01
Boston, MA; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: geometry, topology

Contact: Maureen Armstrong

Description

JDG 2011: Conference on Geometry and Topology
April 29-May 1, 2011
Harvard University Science Center Lecture Halls B & C

For more info and to REGISTER please visit the homepage.

The conference will be able to provide partial support to a limited number of participants to cover some travel costs. Graduate students, recent PhD's, and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to participate and to apply for support. Graduate students should ask a faculty member to write a brief recommendation letter for them and send to Maureen Armstrong.

Also for other information, contact Maureen Armstrong.

Union College Mathematics Conference

2011-04-30 through 2011-05-01
Schenectady, NY; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology, applied mathematics, and category theory

Contact: Kathryn Lesh

Description

Registration is now open for the thirteenth Union College Mathematics Conference. This year the conference topics are algebraic topology, applied mathematics and category theory. There will be plenary lectures given by Julie Bergner (UC Riverside), Margaret Cheney (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), and Peter Selinger (Dalhousie). In addition, there will be shorter contributed talks in parallel sessions.

The meeting will begin with an evening reception on Friday, April 29, and end on Sunday afternoon. More information is available at the conference website. The deadline for submission of abstracts is April 1, while registration for the conference itself is open until April 7.

Union College is centrally located in New York's capital district about 10 miles from the Albany International Airport, easily accessible by train from NYC, and just 3 to 4 hours by car from NYC, Boston, and Montreal.

We hope to see you here in April!

ORGANIZERS

Category Theory

  • Susan Niefield

Algebraic Topology

  • Brenda Johnson
  • Kathryn Lesh

Applied Mathematics

  • Hubert Noussi
  • Jue Wang

May 2011

Talbot Workshop, Non-Abelian Hodge Theory

2011-05-01 through 2011-05-07
Salt Lake City, UT; USA

Meeting Type: workshop

Subject Area: algebraic topology, algebraic geometry, hodge theory

Contact: see conference website

Description

This posting announces the 2011 Talbot Workshop, Non-Abelian Hodge Theory, mentored by Carlos Simpson.

The workshop will constitute a week-long retreat with talks and organized discussions during the mornings and evenings; the afternoon schedule will be kept clear for informal discussions and collaborations. The workshop will generally focus on understanding the representations of fundamental groups of algebraic varieties, modulated according to the participants' interests. Topics developed may include the harmonic theory relating the moduli of Higgs bundles to the moduli of G-bundles with flat connection, deformation theory, the topology of character varieties and symplectic/hyperkahler structures on moduli spaces, and--as time allows--further directions of research, such as connections to Geometric Langlands, extending Hodge theory to account for higher homotopy types, and studying non-compact cases.

The workshop discussions will have an expository character and will be aimed at graduate students and junior faculty interested in this area. Most talks will be given by participants of the workshop.

Further information about the workshop will become available on the workshop website. Interested participants should fill out the application form there by January 31, 2011. Due to funding and space constraints, we may be unable to host all applicants--the organizers will notify applicants by February 10, 2011, if we are unable to accommodate them. We will then solicit volunteers among the participants to give the workshop's talks.

Please note that the website also contains information about--and notes collected from--past Talbot workshops: Twisted K-Theory and Loop Groups (mentored by Constantin Teleman), Fukaya categories (mentored by Paul Seidel), Affine Lie Algebras and Chiral Structures (mentored by Dennis Gaitsgory), Topological modular forms (mentored by Michael Hopkins), Automorphisms of manifolds (mentored by Michael Weiss), Geometric Langlands (mentored by David Ben-Zvi), and Geometric models of elliptic cohomology (mentored by Stephan Stolz).

If you are interested in participating or would like to receive further information about the workshop, please visit the website, or e-mail talbotworkshop (at) gmail.com. We may be able to subsidize participants' travel expenses. Please note that the number of participants will be strictly limited for space reasons.

André Memorial Conference

2011-05-11 through 2011-05-13
Lausanne; Switzerland

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: Luchezar Avramov, Kathryn Hess, Jacques Thévenaz

Description

Michel André, highly renowned commutative algebraist and former EPFL professor, died in a tragic hiking accident in July 2009 at the age of 73. This conference is held in honor of his memory and of his important contributions to both algebra and topology.

Building upon the foundations laid during the Summer School on the Interactions between Homotopy Theory and Algebra, held at the University of Chicago in 2004, this conference will provide an opportunity for algebraists and topologists working on closely related subjects at the interface between commutative algebra and stable homotopy to meet and learn about each other’s work.

The conference will consist of 15 lectures on recent research in algebra and topology related to the work of Michel André, in particular to André-Quillen cohomology and the cotangent complex. A list of confirmed speakers, together with a registration link is available on the conference website.

Deformation Theory of Algebras and Modules

2011-05-16 through 2011-05-20
Raleigh, NC; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebra

Contact: see conference website

Description

NSF/CBMS Conference on Deformation Theory of Algebras and Modules

Professor Martin Markl, Mathematics Institute at the Czech Academy of Science will be giving ten lectures entitled:

  1. Algebras and modules
  2. Cohomology of associative algebras
  3. Classical deformation theory of associative algebras
  4. Structures of (co)associative (co)algebras
  5. dg-Lie algebras and the Maurer-Cartan equation
  6. L_∞ algebras and the Maurer-Cartan equation
  7. Homotopy invariance and the Maurer-Cartan equation
  8. Deformation quantization of Poisson manifolds
  9. Deformations of general algebras and the related cohomology
  10. Deformations of diagrams of algebras and the related cohomology

Invited Speakers:

  • Murray Gerstenhaber (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Anthony Giaquinto (Loyola University Chicago)
  • Haisheng Li (Rutgers University)
  • Alexander Voronov (University of Minnesota)
  • Sarah Witherspoon (Texas A & M University)

Registration can be submitted online from the conference website.

Please note that registration must be received by April 10, 2011 to be considered for support.

The registration fee will be $30 per person. We can only accept cash or checks payable to NCSU in US dollars, drawn on US banks. Participants may pay upon arrival or mail a check to:

Dr. Thomas Lada Department of Mathematics North Carolina State University Box 8205 Raleigh, NC 27695

Higher Structures in Topology and Geometry V

2011-05-25 through 2011-05-27
Hamburg; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

Organizers:

  • Christoph Schweigert
  • Giorgio Trentinaglia
  • Christoph Wockel
  • Chenchang Zhu

Confirmed speakers:

  • Alan Carey
  • André Henriques
  • Liang Kong
  • Karl-Hermann Neeb
  • Andrew Stacey
  • Bernardo Uribe
  • Ping Xu

June 2011

Algebra, Topology and Fjords!

2011-06-03 through 2011-06-11
Nordfjordeid; Norway

Meeting Type: summer school

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

We are happy to announce the summerschool "Algebra, Topology and Fjords", taking place at the Sophus Lie Conference Center in Nordfjordeid, Norway from June 3rd to 11th 2011.

The school is aimed at young postdocs, PhD-students and advanced master-students from both fields (Algebra / Algebraic Geometry and Topology) who are interested in the respective other field, in interactions between the two and in applications of such. The main topics we focus on will be Operads, Rational Homotopy Theory and Hochschild (Co-)Homology.

Confirmed Speakers for the main lecture series include:

  • Jean-Luis Loday
  • Marco Manetti
  • Stefan Schwede
  • James McClure
  • Bruno Vallette
  • Ralph Cohen
  • (more to follow)

Please visit the homepage for more information on program, schedule, accomodation and registration. If you are interested in giving a talk on a related topic at the school, please contact the organizers, who will redirect you to the scientific committee.

The summer school is organized by the Algebra and Topology groups of the Norwegian Universities of Bergen, Oslo, Tromsø and Trondheim, in collaboration with the German GRK1150 "Homotopy and Cohomology" (Bonn, Bochum and Düsseldorf).

Topology and Analysis in Interaction 2011

2011-06-05 through 2011-06-11
Cortona; Italy

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology, geometric analysis

Contact: Thomas Schick

Description

Topology and Analysis have had numerous fruitful points of contact and mutual application in the past. Nonetheless, we feel that a lot of further insights can be gained from a closer relationship.
Our plan is to have about 25 lectures in total during the week and the general topics we had in mind include: Differential K-theory, elliptic cohomology, surgery theory, foliations, elliptic operators. There will be ample time and opportunity for discussions.
Cortona is a beautiful little town in the Tuscan hills; the conference will be held in "Il Palazzone", a renaissance villa owned by the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa. In the early summer this is the perfect stimulating environment to concentrate on mathematics in general and the interaction of analysis and topolgoy in particular.
Arrival day is Sunday, June 4, talks commence Monday, June 5 in the morning. The conference ends around Friday, June 10, 5 pm; departure day is then Saturday, June 11. There will be no talks Wednesday afternooon.

String-Math 2011

2011-06-06 through 2011-06-11
Philadelphia, PA; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: topology, string theory

Contact: see conference website

Description

This will be the inaugural meeting of a new series, bringing together mathematicians and physicists working on string theory.

Topics to be covered include: homological mirror symmetry, categorical constructions of topological field theories, mathematical string phenomenology, F theory, wall crossing, geometric Langlands, arithmetic of strings, Gromov-Witten theory and enumerative geometry, A-twisted Landau-Ginzburg models, string topology, elliptic cohomology, heterotic mirror symmetry, topological T duality, string measures, chiral de Rham complexes, noncommutative geometry.

Invited speakers include: Mina Aganagic, Paul Aspinwall, Tom Bridgeland, David Ben-Zvi, Lev Borisov, Philip Candelas, Kevin Costello, Emanuel Diaconescu, Dan Freed, Alexandre Givental, Sergei Gukov, Mike Hopkins, Melissa Liu, Jacob Lurie, Greg Moore, Andy Neitzke, Nikita Nekrasov, Rahul Pandharipande, Yongbin Ruan, Sakura Schafer-Nameki, Paul Seidel, Yan Soibelman, Dennis Sullivan, Richard Thomas, Martijn Wijnholt, Cumrun Vafa, ST Yau, Edward Witten

For more information, and to register, go to the conference website linked above.

MIT-RTG Geometry Workshop

2011-06-12 through 2011-06-18
Breckenridge, CO; USA

Meeting Type: conference, workshop

Subject Area: geometry

Contact: see conference website

Description

2011 MIT-RTG Geometry Workshop, mentored by Prof. David Nadler, on the topic of Fukaya categories via microlocal sheaf theory.

It will be held on the week June 12-18, 2011 in Breckenridge, CO. The workshop will constitute a weeklong retreat with talks and organized discussions. Prof. Nadler will outline the program of talks to be given by the participants. Most participants will be expected to give one of the talks.

The goal of the workshop is to study Fukaya categories (and questions about Lagrangians) via microlocal sheaf theory. The workshop will begin with the foundations of the subject (singularities, constructible sheaves, microlocal geometry of sheaves) and then branch out into more advanced topics to be determined by Prof. Nadler. The workshop discussions will have an expository nature and are aimed at graduate students and junior faculty interested in this area. As indicated above, no prior knowledge of microlocal sheaf theory will be assumed.

For more detailed information, or to register for the workshop, please go to the website.

Our application deadline is May 1, 2011. We expect to be able to subsidize many participants' travel expenses. Please note that the number of participants will be strictly limited for space reasons.

Braids in Seville

2011-06-13 through 2011-06-17
Seville; Spain

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology, braids

Contact: see conference website

Description

BRAIDS IN SEVILLE is an international conference on the Theory of Braids, to be held at the Faculty of Mathematics of the University of Seville, on June 13-17, 2011.

It is organized by the Institute of Mathematics of the University of Seville (IMUS) and the French Research Network Tresses, GDR 2105 CNRS.

In addition to the contributed talks on the latest developments in the Theory of Braids, selected by the scientific committee among those proposed by the participants, there will be four mini-courses. They are mainly addressed to advanced doctoral students and young doctors that, in addition to learning the basic concepts and the recent advances of the Theory of Braids, from distinct points of view, will have the opportunity to get in touch with some of the most recognized experts in the subject.

Detailed information as well as registration forms can be found on the conference homepage.

FOUR MINI-COURSES WILL BE GIVEN BY:

  • John Etnyre (Georgia Institute of Technology) Braids and Contact Geometry
  • Volker Gebhardt (University of Western Sydney) Algorithms and Garside groups
  • Dan Margalit (Georgia Institute of Technology) Braids and mapping class groups
  • Luis Paris (Université de Bourgogne) Tutorial on the braid groups

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE:

  • Joan S. Birman (University of Columbia)
  • Patrick Dehornoy (CNRS / Université de Caen)
  • Luis Paris (Université de Bourgogne)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

  • Juan González-Meneses (Universidad de Sevilla)
  • Marta Aguilera (Universidad de Sevilla)
  • Dolores Valladares (Universidad de Sevilla)
  • Matthieu Calvez (Université de Rennes 1 / Universidad de Sevilla)

String topology, compactified moduli spaces and algebraic structures

2011-06-13 through 2011-06-17
Berkeley, CA; USA

Meeting Type: summer school for graduate students

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

University of California, Berkeley
June 13-17, 2011

We are pleased to announce a summer school on string topology, compactified moduli spaces and algebraic structures. The week-long summer school is aimed at first and second year graduate students in math and may also be of interest to advanced undergraduates. There will be two parallel lecture series: one providing a survey of string topology and an outline of new techniques using a compactification of the moduli space of Riemann surfaces, and a second providing background on algebraic structures arising in the first course. Additionally, there will be a discussion session every day.

U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible for travel and housing support. Deadline to apply for support: April 30, 2011

Organizers:

  • Kate Poirier (UC Berkeley)
  • Gabriel C. Drummond-Cole (Northwestern University)

Generous support is provided by a Research Training Grant from the National Science Foundation.

Young Topologists Meeting

2011-06-14 through 2011-06-18
Lausanne; Switzerland

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: Eric Finster

Description

The annual Young Topologists Meeting is a forum for graduate students, recent doctoral recipients and other young researchers in topology to gather and share their work, as well as learn about recent developments in the field.

Computational and Applied Topology

2011-06-19 through 2011-06-25
Snowbird, UT; USA

Meeting Type: workshop

Subject Area: computational topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

There will be a one week program in Computational and Applied Topology as part of the Mathematics Research Communities program sponsored by the AMS. It will take place during the period June 19-25, 2011 at Snowbird, Utah. The idea is to introduce new Ph.D.'s and graduate students to this emerging area of mathematics. It is open to young mathematicians, including graduate students within 2 years of receiving the Ph.D. and new Ph.D.'s within 3 years of their doctorate.

Organizers:

  • Rob Ghrist
  • Ben Mann
  • Gunnar Carlsson.

Geodesic Flow, Negative Curvature and Isomorphism Conjectures

2011-06-21 through 2011-06-24
Göttingen; Germany

Meeting Type: summer school

Subject Area: topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

Speakers are:

  • Patrick Eberlein (University of North Carolina)
  • Wolfgang Lück (Bonn)
  • Romain Tessera (Lyon)

Aims of the summer school: Geodesic flow in negative curvature has many fascinating aspects. The summer school will give an introduction into this hyperbolic dynamics, in particular concentrating at the long time behavious.

A fascinating application of hyperbolic flow has been found by Farrell and Jones, who use it to compute the L-theory of group rings (via the proof of the Farrell-Jones isomorphism conjecture), which has been widely generalized by Lueck and coauthors. The second part of the school will look at these applications and further developments around it.

Funding is available to a small number of participants to cover their travel/local expenses. Please apply upon registration by June 3, 2011.

Computer Algebra in Algebraic Topology and its Applications

2011-06-27 through 2011-06-30
Houston, TX; USA

Meeting Type: ACA special session

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

Special Session: Computer Algebra in Algebraic Topology and Its Applications.

The aim of this session is to gather researchers with an active interest in potential and actual applications of algebraic topology as well as the computational techniques and problems related to algorithmic algebraic topology. Contributions are welcome on

  • All aspects of algebraic topology in particular when considered from the point of view of its potential applications.

  • Actual applications of algebraic topology in mathematics and other sciences, engineering, industry, communications, business, computer science, physics and other areas.

Submissions on the computational aspects of algebraic topology are particularly encouraged. See the homepage for further details.

Main Congress: ACA 2011 - Houston, Texas, USA

http://buchberger.cs.lamar.edu/ACA2011/

July 2011

Geometry & Topology Down Under

2011-07-11 through 2011-07-22
Victoria; Australia

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

Geometry & Topology Down Under -- A Conference in Honour of Hyam Rubinstein
University of Melbourne

See the conference website for scientific programme, registration info, etc.

Toric methods in homotopy theory and related subjects

2011-07-18 through 2011-07-20
Belfast, Northern Ireland; UK

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: Thomas Huettemann, Nigel Ray

Description

Registration is now open for the conference


Toric methods in homotopy theory and related subjects


to take place in Queen's University Belfast (Northern Ireland, UK), 18-20 July 2011.


Confirmed main speakers include Fred Cohen, Jack Morava, Taras Panov, Sam Payne, Oliver Röndigs, and Alex Suciu.


The meeting is supported by an LMS conference grant, and by EPSRC grant EP/H018743/1.


The conference website contains up-to-date information about the programme and registration instructions.

Summer School on Groups and Manifolds

2011-07-18 through 2011-07-21
Münster; Germany

Meeting Type: summer school

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

There will be three lecture series:

  • Guoliang Yu (Vanderbilt)
    "The Novikov conjecture and topological rigidity"

  • Stefan Friedl (Köln)
    "An introduction to 3-manifolds via their fundamental groups"

  • Michael Weiss (Aberdeen)
    "h-Principle and functor calculus"

The deadline to apply for funding is June 1st.

For more details please see the homepage.

Fusion systems and p-local group theory

2011-07-18 through 2011-07-22
Copenhagen; Denmark

Meeting Type: masterclass

Subject Area: finite group theory, algebraic topology

Contact: Ellen Henke

Description

Main lectures by Andrew Chermak, Bob Oliver and Gernot Stroth, supplemented by exercise sessions and contributed talks.

Singularity Theory Conference

2011-07-25 through 2011-07-30
Hefei; China

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: Laurentiu Maxim

Description

The conference will be held at the University of Science and Technology


The main topics of the conference are:

a) Fundamental groups of algebraic varieties

b) Hodge-theoretic aspects of singularities

c) Characteristic classes of singular varieties.

More details about the conference (including a partial list of speakers) are available at the website.


Anyone interested to participate should email the organizers in advance (see website).

August 2011

Structured Ring Spectra -- TNG

2011-08-01 through 2011-08-05
Hamburg; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: Andy Baker

Description

This is the next in the informal series of conferences on Structure Ring Spectra in Glasgow 2002, Bonn 2004 and Banff 2008. The conference will begin Monday morning and end Friday evening. More details will appear and registration can be done through the web site.

Summer School on Rigidity and the Friedlander/Milnor conjecture

2011-08-01 through 2011-08-05
Regensburg; Germany

Meeting Type: summer school

Subject Area: algebraic topology, algebraic geometry

Contact: see conference website

Description

The following mathematicians have kindly agreed to contribute lecture courses: Asok, Ayoub, Fasel, Levine (tbc), Morel, Moser, Quick (tbc), Wendt and Oestvaer.

For more details please visit the homepage.

Higher Structures in China II

2011-08-08 through 2011-08-10
Changchun, Jilin Province; China

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

Higher Structures in China II
Jilin University

Higher Structures in China is a series of conferences aimed at bringing together international and Chinese mathematicians in various intersecting areas of research to facilitate the exchange ideas and further the development of applications of higher structures in their respective fields. This is the second conference of the series, and it will be held at the Mathematics School & Institute of Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin Province, China.

Please see the website for program, registration, accommodation, and further details.

Hyperplane Arrangements and Applications

2011-08-08 through 2011-08-12
Vancouver, BC; Canada

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: combinatorics, algebraic topology, algebraic geometry

Contact: see conference website

Description

This conference is in honour of Hiroaki Terao on his 60th birthday. The conference will highlight current research in hypergeometric integrals, differential forms and derivations on divisors, and combinatorial, algebraic, geometric, and topological aspects of hyperplane arrangements, and their applications.

See the conference website for further details.

29th Semiannual Wasatch Topology Conference

2011-08-15 through 2011-08-17
Kimball Junction, UT; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

The conference will be held at the Newpark Resort in Kimball Junction (note the change of venue).

The organizers are Mladen Bestvina, Ken Bromberg, Greg Conner, Jessica Purcell, Eric Swenson and Kevin Wortman.

See the homepage for more details.

West Coast Algebraic Topology Summer School

2011-08-26 through 2011-08-28
Seattle, WA; USA

Meeting Type: summer school

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

2011 West Coast Algebraic Topology Summer School
University of Washington, Seattle

This year we're having a small-scale WCATSS, organized by and for grad students and postdocs. The content of the course will be based on the interests and expertise of the participants. Current topics include:

  • Stable homotopy theory
  • Model categories and their localization
  • Ring spectra
  • Triangulated categories

Participants will have the opportunity to do some subset of the following:

  1. give a talk about their research or a topic of interest.
  2. collaborate with other grad students in planning topics and pre-lectures.
  3. attend lectures outlining current research, as well as more general background pre-lectures, and extended question/answer sessions.

All interested graduate students and postdocs are encouraged to visit the homepage for more information. Limited travel funding is available. It's best to sign up by July 8, especially if you would like to be considered for funding.

The 7th William Rowan Hamilton Geometry and Topology Conference

2011-08-30 through 2011-09-03
Dublin; Ireland

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: geometry, topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

The 7th William Rowan Hamilton Geometry and Topology Conference:
The Geometry and Dynamics of Teichmüller Spaces

The Hamilton Mathematics Institute, Trinity College Dublin

Sponsors: Boston College, the Hamilton Mathematics Institute and the National Science Foundation.

Organizing Committee: Javier Aramayona (NUI, Galway), Tom Brady (DCU), Martin Bridgeman (Boston College), Martin Bridson (Oxford), Tao Li (Boston College), Dmitri Zaitsev (TCD)

This is the first announcement for the 7th William Rowan Hamilton Geometry and Topology Workshop to be held a the Hamilton Mathematics Institute (HMI), in Trinity College Dublin Ireland. This year, the workshop will expand to include a mini-course August 30-31, followed by the regular three day lecture series Thursday, September 1st, through Saturday, September 3th, 2011.

This year's topic for the workshop is The Geometry and Dynamics of Teichmüller Spaces

Funding and Sponsors

The workshop is co-sponsored by Boston College, the HMI and the NSF. Funding is available for graduate students and junior researchers wishing to attend the mini-course and workshop. A limited amount of funding is also available for both junior and senior researchers wishing to attend the workshop. If you would like to request travel support you can do so on the workshop website at http://www.hamilton.tcd.ie/events/gt/gt2011/register.htm

Minicourse

The minicourse will run August 30-31 and consist of a two-day series of lectures and discussions on Teichmüller theory given by Jeff Brock and Howie Masur. The target audience is graduate students and junior researchers.

Lecture Series

The lecture series will be September 1-3 and consist of a series of 1 hour talks by the below speakers. There will also be scheduled discussion and problem sessions.

Speakers

  • Mladen Bestvina (Utah)
  • Jeff Brock (Brown)
  • Ken Bromberg (Utah)
  • David Dumas (Illinois, Chicago)
  • Alex Eskin* (Chicago)
  • Bill Goldman (Maryland)
  • Steve Kerckhoff (Stanford)
  • Francois Labourie* (Orsay)
  • Chris Leininger (Urbana-Champaign)
  • Howie Masur (Chicago)
  • Alexandra Pettet (Oxford)
  • Kasra Rafi (Oklahoma)
  • Corinna Ulcigrai (Bristol)
  • Scott Wolpert (Maryland)

*to be confirmed

September 2011

26th Annual British Topology Meeting

2011-09-01 through 2011-09-03
Edinburgh; UK

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

The 26th annual British Topology Meeting will take place at ICMS in Edinburgh September 1-3, 2011.

Invited Speakers

  • Javier Aramayona (Galway)
  • Stefan Friedl (Cologne)
  • Jacob Rasmussen (Cambridge)
  • Saul Schleimer (Warwick)
  • Catharina Stroppel (Bonn)
  • Ulrike Tillmann (Oxford)
  • Karen Vogtmann (Cornell)

Participants are required to register by 1 August. For further information see the conference website.

Jim Howie (Heriot-Watt)
Andrew Ranicki (Edinburgh)

Large-Cardinal Methods in Homotopy

2011-09-01 through 2011-09-08
Barcelona; Spain

Meeting Type: course and workshop

Subject Area: set theory, category theory, algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

The goal of this meeting is to offer background on Set Theory, especially large cardinals, and discuss a number of situations in Abelian Group Theory, Category Theory and Algebraic Topology where set-theoretical methods may play a crucial role for the solution of certain open problems.

The courses are aimed at a mixed audience of graduate students, recent doctors, and also specialists in some focus area of the meeting who wish to know more about the other areas.

Organizers:

  • Joan Bagaria, Universitat de Barcelona
  • Carles Casacuberta, Universitat de Barcelona
  • Rüdiger Göbel, Universität Duisburg-Essen
  • Adrian Mathias, Université de La Réunion
  • José L. Rodríguez, Universidad de Almería
  • Jirí Rosický, Masarykova Univerzita, Brno

Registration and more information is available on the homepage.

Deadline for registration and support requests: 20 August 2011

This activity is promoted and sponsored by the Spanish Topology Network (RET).

Toric Topology and Automorphic Functions

2011-09-05 through 2011-09-11
Khabarovsk; Russia

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

Toric Topology and Automorphic Functions

05-10 September 2011

Khabarovsk, Russia

SPEAKERS include

  • Anthony Bahri (Rider University, USA)
  • Victor Batyrev (Tuebingen University, Germany)
  • Yaroslav Bazaikin (Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, Novosibirsk, Russia)
  • Frederic Bosio (Universite Poitiers, France)
  • Boris Botvinnik (University of Oregon, Eugene, USA)
  • Ivan Cheltsov (Higher School of Economics, Moscow)
  • Suyoung Choi (Ajou University, Suwon, Republic of Korea)
  • Frederic Cohen (Rochester University, USA)
  • Graham Denham (University of Western Ontario, Canada)
  • Alexander Gaifullin (Steklov Mathematical Institute, Moscow, Russia)
  • Jelena Grbic (University of Manchester, UK)
  • Thomas Huettemann (Queen's University Belfast, UK)
  • Shizuo Kaji (Fukuoka University, Japan)
  • Askold Khovanskii (Institute for System Studies of the Academy of Sciences of Russia, Moscow)
  • Shintaro Kuroki (KAIST, South Korea)
  • Zhi Lu (Fudan University, China)
  • Mikiya Masuda (Osaka City University, Japan)
  • Andrey Mironov (Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, Novosibirsk, Russia)
  • Yasuzo Nishimura (Japan)
  • Nigel Ray (University of Manchester, UK)
  • Hiroshi Sato (Japan)
  • Dong Youp Suh (KAIST, South Korea)
  • Svjetlana Terzic (University of Montenegro, Montenegro)
  • Stephen Theriault (University of Aberdeen, UK)
  • Takahiko Yoshida (Meiji University, Japan)
  • Li Yu (Osaka City University, Japan)
  • Alexander Zheglov (Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia)
  • Rade Zivaljevic (Math Institute SANU, Serbia)

ORGANISED BY

  • Steklov Mathematical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences (MI RAS)
  • Institute of Applied Mathematics, Far-Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IAM FEB RAS)
  • Pacific National University (PNU)

Discretization in Mathematics and in Physics

2011-09-08 through 2011-09-10
Strasbourg; France

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: topology, geometry, theoretical physics

Contact: Athanase Papadopoulos

Description

Organizers : Dmitry Millionschikov and Athanase Papadopoulos

The invited speakers include :

Ivan Dynnikov (Moscou), Vladimir Fock (Strasbourg), Piotr Grinevich (Moscow), Rinat Kashaev (Genève), Olga Kravchenko (Lyon), Satya Majumdar (LPTMS, Orsay), Sergei Nechaev (LPTMS, Orsay), Valentin Ovsienko (Lyon), Alexei Penskoi (Moscow), Sergey Smirnov (Moscow), Yuri Suris (TU Berlin), Alexander Veselov (Loughborough).

Talks are in English. Some of the talks will be survey talks intended for a general audience.

Graduate students and young mathematicians are welcome.

AWM Anniversary Conference at ICERM: Homotopy theory and its applications session

2011-09-17 through 2011-09-18
Providence, RI; USA

Meeting Type: special session

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

Special session on homotopy theory and its applications as part of the AWM 40th anniversary conference. Talks will take place on the mornings of Sept 17 and 18; see "Sessions & Abstracts" for more information.

October 2011

Texas Geometry & Topology Conference

2011-10-07 through 2011-10-09
Austin, TX; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: geometry, topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

We invite you to the 46th Texas Geometry & Topology Conference,

University of Texas at Austin

Friday Oct 7 - Sunday Oct 9, 2011.

The weekend-long TGTC conference at the Mathematics Department of UT Austin features leading researchers in low-dimensional topology, hyperbolic geometry, geometric group theory, gauge theory and symplectic topology. The TGTC conferences have been running since 1989. This will be the 46th meeting. We have a really fantastic line-up of speakers. The following are confirmed:

  • Mohammed Abouzaid (MIT)
  • Mladen Bestvina (Utah)
  • Ursula Hamenstädt (Bonn)
  • Peter Kronheimer (Harvard)
  • Chris Leininger (Illinois at Chicago)
  • Vladimir Markovic (Caltech)
  • Richard Schwartz (Brown)

Everyone is welcome. There are no registration fees, but registration is required, whether or not you are requesting support. Please register as soon as possible!

Midwest Topology Seminar

2011-10-08 through 2011-10-08
Normal, Illlinois; USA

Meeting Type: one-day seminar

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: Sunil Chebolu and George Seelinger

Description

The 2011 Fall meeting of the Midwest Topology Seminar will be hosted by the Illinois State University (ISU) in Normal, Illinois on Saturday, October 8. This will be our debut hosting of the Midwest Topology Seminar! The confirmed speakers so far are:

Anna Marie Bohmann, Northwestern Igor Kriz, Univ. of Michigan Randy McCarthy, UIUC Brooke Shipley, UIC

For more information including hotel reservation, please visit the web page:

http://math.illinoisstate.edu/schebol/MTS-ISU-2011.htm

If you plan to attend, please take a few seconds to provide your name and institution in the form provided in the above web page.

Some funds are available to support travel costs of participants, especially for graduate students and junior faculty without other support. Please write to Bob Bruner (rrb@math.wayne.edu) to request funding in advance of the meeting.

We hope to see you there!

Sunil Chebolu George Seelinger

Advanced Course and Workshop on Computational Algebraic Topology applied to Medical Imagery

2011-10-17 through 2011-10-20
Chipiona (Cádiz, Spain); Spain

Meeting Type: conference and school

Subject Area: computational algebraic topology, applied algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

This event focus on the area of Computational Algebraic Topology applied to Medical Digital Imagery. The CATMI2011 advanced course and workshop is mainly aimed at PhD students and young researchers in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Physics, Image Engineering, Mathematical Medicine and Computational Medicine interested in Computational Algebraic Topology and Medical Imagery and the interaction between these areas. In CATMI2011 Advanced course, experts in the fields of classical Algebraic Topology, Computational Algebraic Topology, Software Development, Computational Harmonic Analysis and Medical Imagery will give introductory talks on the respective topics in which they are specialists. In CATMI2011 workshop, there will be contributed talks trying to give us some insights of the potencial of the methods of this mathematical discipline in Medical Imaging and to open some research lines concerning algebraic topological problems in Medical Image Context. PhD Students and young researchers are strongly encouraged to submit a poster to the Poster Track.

The aim of this event is to generate strong relationships between certain areas of medical digital imagery (such as representation, compression, simplification, recognition, visualization and others) and methods of computational algebraic topology.

This advanced course & workshop is organized by the Andalusian research group FQM-296 "CATAM: Computational Algebraic Topology and Applied Mathematics" and the research team of the MICINN project MTM2009-12716 "Exploiting Homology within the context of the 4D Digital Imagery" It is sponsored by the "ACAT:Applied and Computational Algebraic Topology" ESF project (European Science Foundation-Research Networking Program), Red Española de Topología (RET), Ingenio Mathematica (i-Math), Instituto de Matemáticas de la Universidad de Sevilla (IMUS), and Plan Propio de Investigación de la Universidad de Sevilla. As collaborations, we mention the following institutions: Grupo de Innovación Tecnológica del Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío, Fundación Plenum (CADPET SA y CERCO SA), Fundación FIDETIA and Department of Applied Mathematics I of Seville University. Full papers and posters of this workshop will be published in a special issue of the humble spaniard research journal IMAGEn-A.

Chern Centennial Conference

2011-10-30 through 2011-11-05
Berkeley, CA; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology, geometry

Contact: see conference website

Description

The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), in conjunction with the Chern Institute of Mathematics (CIM) in Tianjin, China, celebrates the centennial of the birth of Shiing-shen Chern, one of the greatest geometers of the 20th century and MSRI's co-founder.

In commemoration of Chern's work, MSRI and CIM will hold a two-week international mathematics conference. During the first week, October 24 to 28, 2011, the conference will take place at CIM in Tianjin.

During the second week, October 30 – November 5, 2011, the conference will take place at MSRI in Berkeley, CA. The opening reception at MSRI on Sunday, October 30 will include the unveiling of a commissioned statue of Chern and will feature the world premiere of a film about his life, “Taking the Long View: The Life of Shiing-shen Chern”.

Organizers: Robert Bryant (Co-Chair, Mathematical Science Research Institute - MSRI), Yiming Long (Co-Chair, Chern Institute of Mathematics - CIM), Hélène Barcelo (Mathematical Science Research Institute - MSRI), May Chu (S. S. Chern Foundation for Mathematical Research), and Lei Fu (Chern Institute of Mathematics - CIM).

Please visit the homepage for more information, including a full list of speakers, and to register.

The hyperbolic and Riemannian geometry of surfaces and other manifolds - a conference in honor of Pe

2011-10-31 through 2011-11-04
Ascona; Switzerland

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: geometry, topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

The hyperbolic and Riemannian geometry of surfaces and other manifolds - a conference in honor of Peter Buser

Centro Stefano Franscini in Ascona, Switzerland.

For more information, see the conference website

November 2011

Operads and Rewriting

2011-11-02 through 2011-11-04
Lyon; France

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: operads

Contact: see conference website

Description

November 2 – 4, 2011

Institut Camille Jordan, Lyon, France

organized by Pierre-Louis Curien, Yves Guiraud, Jean-Louis Loday, Philippe Malbos.

Details about program, registration and accomodation will be available on the homepage.

Mirror Symmetry in the Midwest Conference

2011-11-03 through 2011-11-06
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: geometry, topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

We invite you to the Mirror Symmetry in the Midwest Conference at Kansas State University.

The subject of the conference is algebraic and geometric aspects of Mirror Symmetry. The conference will feature a mini-course and a poster session for graduate students, in addition to standard talks. The speakers for the conference will (tentatively) include:

  • Paul Aspinwall, Duke University
  • Andrei Caldararu, University of Wisconisn-Madison
  • Ricardo Castano-Bernard, Kansas State University
  • Cheolhyun Cho, Seoul National University
  • Paul Horja, Oklahoma State University
  • David Morrison, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Andrew Neitzke, University of Texas
  • Yong-Geun Oh, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Tony Pantev, University of Pennsylvania
  • Yongbin Ruan, University of Michigan
  • Nicolo Sibilla, Northwestern University
  • Yan Soibelman, Kansas State University
  • Ilia Zharkov, Kansas State University

Everyone is welcome. Please register on the conference webpage as soon as possible!

We will be able to offer partial support for expenses to some participants. Graduate students, junior faculty, women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to participate and to apply for support.

We hope to see you in Manhattan!

Workshop on Algebraic Topology and Combinatorics

2011-11-07 through 2011-11-11
Buenos Aires; Argentina

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

WATACBA--Workshop on Algebraic Topology and Combinatorics

The workshop is aimed at mathematicians interested in Algebraic and Geometric Topology, Combinatorics and the interaction between these areas.The main goal of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for the interchange of ideas and to promote the interplay between Algebraic Topologists and Combinatorialists. Young researchers and PhD students are strongly encouraged to participate.

Organizers: Gabriel Minian- Jonathan Barmak

Contributed Talks: Part of the Conference program will be reserved for contributed talks. The deadline for abstract submission is August 21.

The registration form (deadline August 21) and further information about the conference can be found at the Conference Web Page.

Interactions between topology and group theory

2011-11-09 through 2011-11-11
Strasbourg; France

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: topology, group theory

Contact: see conference website

Description

Cordially,

G. Collinet for the organizing comittee : Gaël Collinet, Pierre Guillot, Hans-Werner Henn, Christine Vespa.

GEOMETRY DAY 2

2011-11-11 through 2011-11-11
King's College
London; UK

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: geometry

Contact: see conference website

Description

Speakers:

  • Theodora Bourni of Free University Berlin
  • Mark Haskins of Imperial College London
  • William Minicozzi of The Johns Hopkins University
  • Giuseppe Tinaglia of King's College London
  • Neshan Wickramasekera of University of Cambridge

This meeting is kindly supported by a London Mathematical Society conference grant.

16th NRW Topology Meeting

2011-11-11 through 2011-11-12
Bochum; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

Talks will be given by:

  • Hanno von Bodecker
  • Benoit Fresse
  • David Gepner
  • Hans-Werner Henn
  • Karlheinz Knapp
  • Matthias Kreck
  • Justin Noel
  • Michael Weiss

Organizers: Gerd Laures, Martin Olbermann

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Pacific Northwest Geometry Seminar

2011-11-12 through 2011-11-13
Corvallis, OR; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: geometry

Contact: see conference website

Description

This is the 2011 Fall Meeting
Oregon State University

Celebrating Jim Isenberg's 60th birthday

Speakers

  • Beverly Berger (NSF)
  • Piotr Chruściel (University of Vienna)
  • Richard Hamilton (Columbia)
  • Rafe Mazzeo (Stanford)
  • Vincent Moncrief (Yale)
  • Rick Schoen (Stanford)

See the conference website for more details

Geometry and Arithmetic around Teichmüller Theory

2011-11-15 through 2011-11-19
Istanbul; Turkey

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: Teichmueller theory, geometry, arithmetic

Contact: Ayberk Zeytin

Description

This is a conference on Teichmüller theory. Sessions are devoted to talks by researchers (including Ph.D. students). The aim of the school is to introduce the geometry of the Teichmüller spaces to students and familiarize students with the new results concerning various Teichmüller spaces and their relation to arithmetic.

Memorial Meeting for Dan Quillen

2011-11-19 through 2011-11-19
Oxford; UK

Meeting Type: memorial meeting

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

There will be a memorial meeting for Dan Quillen in Oxford on the afternoon of Saturday, 19 November 2011. He died on 30 April this year and was the Waynflete Professor from 1984 to 2006. The memorial meeting will include lectures by Sir Michael Atiyah and Mike Hopkins as well as musical contributions. In the evening there will be a dinner in his honour.

Cascade Topology Seminar

2011-11-19 through 2011-11-20
Portland State University
Portland, OR; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

Speakers

  • Ryan Budney - University of Victoria
  • Whitney George - University of Georgia
  • John Ratcliffe - Vanderbilt University
  • Kristine Pelatt - University of Oregon
  • others tba.

Heilbronn Conference to Celebrate the 70th Birthday of Elmer Rees

2011-11-20 through 2011-11-21
University of Bristol
Bristol; UK

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

Description
This conference is to celebrate the 70th birthday of Professor Elmer Rees, to honour his academic achievements and to acknowledge his success as the first Director of the Institute.

The conference will be held at the University of Bristol on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st April 2012 commencing at 11am on the Friday with a programme of 4 lectures followed by a dinner in the evening. There will be lectures on the Saturday morning and the conference will end with lunch. All lectures will be about 1 hour and will be of general interest. There is no registration fee but to enable estimation of numbers, intending participants are requested to inform Claire Barr, claire.barr@bristol.ac.uk

Dinner on the Friday evening will be at The Royal West of England Academy and there is a charge of £25 per person for attendees and guests.

Speakers:

  • Sir Michael Atiyah (University of Edinburgh)
  • Sir John Ball (University of Oxford)
  • Victor Buchstaber (Steklov Mathematical Institute of the Russian Academy of Science)
  • John Jones (University of Warwick)
  • Angus MacIntyre (Queen Mary University of London)
  • Andrew Ranicki (University of Edinburgh)

Higher Structure in Mathematics and Physics

2011-11-28 through 2011-12-02
Gottingen; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

none

December 2011

Fourth East Asian Conference on Algebraic Topology

2011-12-05 through 2011-12-09
Tokyo; Japan

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

Fourth East Asian Conference on Algebraic Topology (EACAT)

Previously EACAT has been held in the following cities:

  • 2007 Seoul
  • 2008 Singapore
  • 2009 Hanoi

In 2011, EACAT will take place in Tokyo.

Schedule: December 5-9, 2011
Venue: Lecture Hall, the Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences, the Univeristy of Tokyo.
See the conference website for more details.

This conference is supported by the GCOE program, the University of Tokyo, and the GCOE program, Kyushu University.

Local Organizers:

  • Norio Iwase (Kyushu University, Japan)
  • Toshitake Kohno (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Dai Tamaki (Shinshu University, Japan)

Tech Topology Conference

2011-12-09 through 2011-12-11
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

Organizers: John Etnyre and Dan Margalit

Speakers:

  • Pallavi Dani, Louisiana State U
  • Benson Farb, U Chicago
  • Josh Greene, Boston College
  • Shelly Harvey, Rice U
  • Lenny Ng, Duke U
  • Kate Petersen, Florida State U
  • Bulent Tosun, Georgia Tech

We expect to have some support for graduate students and postdocs. To apply, see the web site.

This conference is supported by the National Science Foundation.

Wasatch Topology Conference

2011-12-15 through 2011-12-16
Kimball Junction, UT; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

The 30th Wasatch Topology Conference will be held in Kimball Junction, Utah (near Park City) on December 15-16, 2011. The speakers are:

  • Emmanuel Breuillard, Orsay (tentative)
  • Will Cavendish, Princeton
  • Jeff Dancinger, U of Texas
  • David Dumas, UIC
  • Tullia Dymarz, U of Wisconsin
  • Ilya Kapovich, UIUC
  • Robert Young, U of Toronto

Some funding is available for graduate students and post-docs. Those interested should also contact the organizers.

The organizers: Mladen Bestvina, Ken Bromberg, Greg Conner, Jessica Purcell, Eric Swenson and Kevin Wortman.

January 2012

"Calculus of functors and its applications" AMS Special Session, Joint Mathematics Meetings, Boston,

2012-01-06 through 2012-01-06
Boston, MA; USA

Meeting Type: special session

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: Brian Munson, Ismar Volic

Description

Dear colleagues,

Ismar Volic and I are organizing an AMS Special Session at the Joint Meetings this coming January in Boston titled "Calculus of functors and its applications". It will take place Friday, January 6, 2012 between 8:00 AM and 10:50 AM and 1:00 and 5:50 PM. There will be a dinner afterwards.

40-minute talks will be given by

Greg Arone (Virginia), Tom Goodwillie (Brown), Pascal Lambrechts (Louvain-la-Neuve)

20-minute talks will be given by Mark Behrens (MIT), Michael Ching (Amherst), Rosona Eldred (UIUC), Brenda Johnson (Union), Robin Koytcheff (Brown), Kathryn Lesh (Union), Jason McCarthy (Virginia), Kristine Pelatt (Oregon), Dan Pryor (Virginia), Victor Turchin (Kansas State)

More information will be posted at

http://jointmathematicsmeetings.org/meetings/national/jmm2012/2138_program_ss11.html#title

Accommodations can be arranged through

http://jointmathematicsmeetings.org/jmm

If you have any questions, please contact either Ismar at ivolic@wellesley.edu or me at munson@usna.edu. We look forward to seeing you in Boston in January.

Brian Munson (munson@usna.edu)

AMS Special Session on Homotopy Theory

2012-01-06 through 2012-01-07
Boston, MA; USA

Meeting Type: special session

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

Schedule:

  • Friday, Jan. 6th, 8-10:50 AM (no afternoon session)
  • Saturday, Jan. 7th, 8-10:50 AM and 1-5:50 PM

(The previously announced Special Session on Calculus of Functors and Its Applications runs for both halves of the day on Friday, Jan. 6th.)

In addition to the session talks, we plan to organize an informal dinner Friday evening and those attending either session are invited to join us. Further details will be posted on our session website.

Speakers:

  • Ricardo Andrade
  • David Ayala
  • Romie Banerjee
  • Paul Baum
  • Anna-Marie Bohmann
  • Daniel Dugger
  • Martin Frankland
  • Matthew Gelvin
  • Bertrand Guillou
  • John E. Harper
  • Samuel B. Isaacson
  • Niles Johnson
  • Andre Joyal
  • William Kronholm
  • Tyler Lawson
  • John Lind
  • Angelica Osorno
  • Kari Ragnarsson
  • Nick Rozenblyum
  • Chris Schommer-Pries
  • Michael Shulman
  • Vesna Stojanoska

Questions and/or comments may be addressed to any of the organizers: Mark Behrens, Haynes Miller, Mark Johnson, James Turner, Donald Yau (corresponding organizer)

We hope to see you in Boston!

Configuration spaces, braids and applications

2012-01-13 through 2012-01-15
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA; USA

Meeting Type: lecture miniseries

Subject Area: topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

The principal speaker will be Professor Frederick Cohen from the University of Rochester, who will deliver three lectures centered on the topics of the title. The lectures will be aimed at the graduate students audience. In addition there will be lectures given by

  • Ryan Budney (University of Victoria),
  • Daniel Cohen (Louisiana State University),
  • Elizabeth Denne (Smith College),
  • Daniel Koditschek (University of Pennsylvania),
  • Laurence Taylor (University of Notre Dame),
  • Ismar Volic (Wellesley College).

Fourth Sheffield Homotopy Miniconference: Homotopy and Geometry of Loop Spaces

2012-01-20 through 2012-01-22
Sheffield; UK

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: topological and geometric aspects of loop spaces

Contact: see web page

Description

More information will be available on the web page.

Annual International Conference on Computational Mathematics, Computational Geometry & Statistics (C

2012-01-30 through 2012-01-31
Singapore; Singapore

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: Mathematics, Geometry, Statistics

Contact: Eli Sto.Domingo

Description

The goal of the conference is to bring together active researchers from the various disciplines to showcase their state-of-the-art research results and hopefully to forge new cross-disciplinary interactions among the participants. The conference provides a unique opportunity for in-depth technical discussions and exchange of ideas in mathematical and computational sciences, as well as explores the potential of their applications in natural and social sciences, engineering and technology and industry and finance.

Mathematics and Statistics are important tools in finding solutions for a wide range of problems. They can help us solve some of the most difficult problems and assist us in making the right decisions. Interactions among mathematicians, statisticians and scientists synergize the development of new fields and collaborations. The objectives of this conference are: to provide a forum for researchers, educators, students, contributors, users of mathematical knowledge and industries to exchange ideas and communicate and discuss research findings and new advancement in mathematics and statistics;

to explore possible avenues to foster academic and student exchange, as well as scientific activities;

to promote and encourage exchange of ideas on recent discoveries in the field of mathematics, statistics and mathematical education.

Abel Conference -- A Mathematical Celebration of John Milnor

2012-01-30 through 2012-02-01
IMA
Minneapolis, MN; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebra, geometry, topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

See website.

February 2012

Extended root systems and fundamental groups

2012-02-13 through 2012-02-17
IPMU, The University of Tokyo
Tokyo; Japan

Meeting Type: IPMU workshop

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

Speakers will include :

  • Daniel Allcock (Univ. of Texas)
  • Ryan Budney (Univ. of Victoria)
  • Benjamin Burton (The Univ. of Queensland)
  • Filippo Callegaro (Univ. di Pisa)
  • Emanuele Delucchi (Univ. Bremen)
  • Tadashi Ishibe (Hiroshima Univ.)
  • Ivan Marin (Univ. Paris 7)
  • Kyoji Saito (IPMU)
  • Masahiko Yoshinaga (Kyoto Univ.)

Organizers: Toshitake Kohno, Kyoji Saito

Texas Geometry and Topology Conference

2012-02-17 through 2012-02-19
University of Houston
Houston, TX; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

The speakers are:

  • Simon Brendle (Stanford)
  • Gordon Heier (Houston)
  • Tom Mrowka (MIT)
  • Timothy Perutz (UT Austin)
  • Andrew Putman (Rice)
  • Jian Song (Rutgers)
  • Susan Tolman (U Illinois)
  • Igor Zolenko (Texas A&M)

We ask everyone planning to attend to register on the website (even if there are no registration fees). Financial support is available; see the information on the registration form.

We especially encourage graduate students, postdocs, and junior faculty to attend.

Sincerely yours,
The Organizers: Gordon Heier, Shanyu Ji, Min Ru, Andrew Torok

Princeton-Rider Workshop on Homotopy Theory and Toric Spaces

2012-02-23 through 2012-02-25
Princeton University, Rider University
Princeton, NJ; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

An informal workshop on the applications of homotopy theory to the study of spaces which arise in toric topology and geometry, will be held at both Princeton University and Rider University.

Schedule:

Thursday, February 23 at Fine Hall, Princeton
3:00-4:00 Alex Suciu, (Northeastern University)
4:30-5:30 Santiago Lopez de Medrano, (UNAM, Mexico)

Friday, February 24 at Rider University
10:00 COFFEE
10:30-11:30 Fred Cohen, (University of Rochester)
12:00-1:00 Tara Holm, (Cornell University)
LUNCH
3:00-4:00 Sam Gitler, (CINVESTAV), Mexico)
4:30-5:30 Suyoung Choi, (Ajou University, Korea)
6:30 DINNER

Saturday, February 25 at Fine Hall, Princeton
10:00 COFFEE
10:30-11:30 Benjamin Matschke, (IAS, Princeton)
12:00-1:00 Peter Landweber, (Rutgers University)

The organizers expect to be able to provide local transportation. There is no formal registration and all are welcome to attend but please let one of us know that you are coming.

Bill Browder
Martin Bendersky
Tony Bahri

March 2012

Midwest Topology Seminar

2012-03-10 through 2012-03-10
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: Anna Marie Bohmann, Tony Elmendorf, Paul Goerss

Description

Schedule: Coffee will begin at 9AM, the last talk will be at 4PM, and there will be a reception to follow.

Speakers: Mark Behrens (MIT), John Francis (Northwestern), Mike Hopkins (Harvard), Emily Riehl (Harvard),

Geometry and analysis of large networks

2012-03-12 through 2012-03-16
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN; USA

Meeting Type: workshop

Subject Area: geometry

Contact: see conference website

Description

This is a mostly informal conference with introductory style talks: to maintain an interdisciplinary atmosphere, many of the speakers will give multiple talks including background.

  • Yuli Baryshnikov (UIUC),
  • Stanley Chang (Wellesley College),
  • Remi Coulon (Vanderbilt University),
  • Steve Ferry (Rutgers University),
  • James Lee (University of Washington),
  • Russell Lyons (Indiana University),
  • Alireza Salehi Golsefidy (UCSD)
  • Mark Sapir (Vanderbilt University),
  • Shmuel Weinberger (University of Chicago),
  • Rufus Willett (University of Hawaii),
  • Guoliang Yu (Vanderbilt University)

There is some limited funding available, especially for graduate students who are strongly encouraged to apply. More information can be found on the workshop webpage.

Southeast Geometry Conference 2012

2012-03-17 through 2012-03-18
College of Charleston
Charleston, SC; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: geometry

Contact: see conference website

Description

The Southeast Geometry Conference is a annual 2-day conference rotating among institutions in the southeastern U.S. This year the conference takes place at the College of Charleston, in Charleston, South Carolina, on March 17-18, 2012.

Past conferences have featured talks in diverse areas, such as geometric analysis, convex geometry, geometric optimization, knot theory, and mathematical physics. Talks are 45-50 minutes long; there will also be a graduate student poster session. Young researchers and grad students are especially encouraged to participate in the conference. Some support for travel expenses is available, thanks to an NSF grant.

Confirmed speakers so far:

  • J. Clelland (Colorado)
  • S. Salur (Rochester)
  • N. Sesum (Rutgers)
  • I. Suvaina (Vanderbilt)
  • Th. Wannerer (TU Vienna)

For more information, visit the conference website.

Those wishing to participate should contact the organizers:
Thomas Ivey,
Andrew Przeworski

Singularities in the Midwest

2012-03-22 through 2012-03-24
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI; USA

Meeting Type: workshop

Subject Area: algebraic topology, singularity theory

Contact: see conference website

Description

More details about speakers and program are available at the homepage. Funding for speakers is provided by the National Science Foundation and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Anyone interested to participate should email the organizers in advance.

Graduate Student Topology Conference

2012-03-31 through 2012-04-01
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: all of topology

Contact: Greg Chadwick

Description

Tenth Annual Graduate Student Topology Conference March 31 - April 1, 2012 Indiana University Bloomington, IN

Keynote Speakers: Jacob Lurie (Harvard University) Andras Stipsicz (Institute for Advanced Study)

Young faculty talks by: Andrew Blumberg (University of Texas) Julia Elisenda Grigsby (Boston College) Mike Hill (University of Virginia) Adam Simon Levine (Brandeis University) Angelica Osorno (University of Chicago)

Much of the conference will be dedicated to 30-minute talks given by graduate students. Talks may be original or expository and can be given by graduate students of any level.

Funding for travel and lodging is available for graduate student speakers and participants. To register and apply for funding, please visit:

http://www.indiana.edu/~gstc

Deadline to apply for funding is February 15, 2012.

This conference is supported by the NSF.

April 2012

Thematic school of homotopy theory

2012-04-02 through 2012-04-06
Université de Lille
Lille; France

Meeting Type: school

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

John Greenlees (University of Sheffield) "Duality in algebra and topology"

Andrew Ranicki (University of Edinburg) "Quadratic forms and manifolds"

Each speaker will give 5 courses of one hour and a half each day. The courses will take place in "Salle de réunion" Building M2.

If you are interested in participating to this event, please contact : David Chataur

Organizers : David Chataur, Benoit Fresse, Daniel Tanré

Geometry, Dynamics, and Topology Day

2012-04-07 through 2012-04-07
Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, IL; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: geometry, topology, dynamics

Contact: see conference website

Description

Speakers:

  • Jayadev Athreya (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • Keith Burns (Nortwestern)
  • Jon Chaika (University of Chicago)
  • Chris Connell (Indiana University)
  • Chris Leininger (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Each talk will be an hour, with ample additional time for discussion. EIU is about two hours by car from Bloomington (IN or IL), Indianapolis, or St. Louis, and about three hours from Chicago. Rail service is available from Chicago; we'll be glad to arrange a ride from the station. Ample overnight accommodations are available.

For schedule, titles, abstracts, list of accommodations, and contact information, see the conference Web site.

Contacts: James Glazebrook, Charles Delman, Kamlesh Parwani.

Modern Perspectives in Homotopy Theory: Infinity Categories, Infinity Operads and Homotopy Type Theo

2012-04-10 through 2012-04-13
Swansea University
Swansea; UK

Meeting Type: spring mini-school

Subject Area: mathematics, logic, algebraic topology, type theory, homotopy theory, category theory

Contact: Jeffrey Giansiracusa

Description

Thematic mini-school 'Modern Perspectives in Homotopy Theory: Infinity Categories, Infinity Operads and Homotopy Type Theory,' 10-13 April 2012 in Swansea, UK

The programme will consist of lecture mini-courses aimed at postgraduate and early career researchers. The lectures will start from a basic knowledge of simplicial sets and proceed to current frontiers.

Speakers:

  • Prof Ieke Moerdijk (Nijmegen/Sheffield)
  • Dr David Gepner (Regensburg)
  • Dr Michael Shulman (UC San Diego)

Background:

In the past decade homotopy theory and higher category theory have increasingly become essential tools in an ever expanding list of fields of mathematics. These tools have also shown their importance in parts of computer science and logic.

The first strand of the mini-school will be the Lurie-Joyal theory of infinity categories. It is a profoundly important foundation for homotopy theory, higher category theory, and derived algebraic geometry. Infinity categories are central to Lurie's proof of the Baez-Dolan cobordism hypothesis, they are becoming increasingly important in representation theory such as through recent developments in the Geometric Langlands Programme, and they also play a role in the Fukaya Categories of Kontsevich's Homological Mirror Symmetry Conjectures. This area has been progressing extremely rapidly in the recent years and there is a need for many young researchers to learn it.

The second strand will be Voevodsky's type-theoretic univalent foundations. Type theory sits at an intersection of mathematics, logic and computer science. Voevodsky, after winning a Fields Medal for his work bringing homotopy theory to algebraic geometry, has since 2005 focused on constructing a profound new foundation for mathematics through an interplay between homotopy theory and type theory. This is an exciting new subject that deserves attention.

Organisers:

Jeffrey Giansiracusa (j.h.giansiracusa@swansea.ac.uk)

Martin Crossley (m.d.crossley@swansea.ac.uk)

Underrepresented Students in Topology and Algebra Research Symposium (USTARS)

2012-04-13 through 2012-04-15
Iowa State
Iowa City, IA; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

The Underrepresented Students in Topology and Algebra Research Symposium (USTARS) that is coming up in April (see blurb below). We hope that you will pass this information along to your graduate students and encourage them to attend. We think it is a wonderful opportunity! There is limited funding available, and priority will be given to those students in your department who are able to find additional funding. But we strongly encourage everyone to apply!

About the Symposium:

The University of Iowa mathematics department has received recognition for its outstanding minority mentoring program and has made a commitment to increase the number of minority graduate students and scientists. The Underrepresented Students in Topology and Algebra Research Symposium (USTARS) is a conference for graduate students proposed by a group of underrepresented students in the University of Iowa mathematics department and is largely run and organized by graduate students.

The conference is structured so that speakers give 30-minute parallel research talks with one distinguished graduate student giving a 1-hour presentation on Saturday and a mentoring lunch on Sunday. We have also invited Prof. Federico Ardila, Associate Professor, San Francisco State University and Profesor Adjunto, Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia to be our plenary speaker. There is also a poster session for graduate students not chosen to give a talk to present.

The broader impact of this event is that graduate students who attend USTARS are better equipped to find academic positions and continue the cycle of research and collaboration.

More information on the conference and the application to attend, DUE February 4, 2012, can be found on the website.

Workshop on applications of algebraic geometry to statistics, signal processing, complexity and othe

2012-04-25 through 2012-04-27
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX; USA

Meeting Type: workshop

Subject Area: algebraic geometry

Contact: see conference website

Description

Workshop on applications of algebraic geometry to statistics, signal processing, complexity and other areas.

Texas A&M University
April 25-27 2012

Organizers: JM Landsberg and Joe Harris

This workshop will feature lectures by algebraic geometers who will present open questions in geometry arising outside of mathematics. Each geometer speaking has been paired with a researcher in an outside area and will discuss context and problems with the purpose of motivating work on the questions.

We gratefully acknowledge partial funding by IMA.

This event will be in conjunction with the annual Maxson lectures at TAMU to be given by Joe Harris (April 26-27) and the annual Texas Algebraic Geometry Symposium (April 27-29) that rotates between Rice, UT Austin and TAMU.

Questions in geometry arising in the sciences

2012-04-26 through 2012-04-27
Texas A&M
College Station, TX; USA

Meeting Type: workshop

Subject Area: applied algebraic geometry

Contact: see conference website

Description

This workshop features lectures by algebraic geometers who either work on applied questions, or have been paired with a researcher outside pure mathematics, to present algebraic geometry questions arising in their areas. Areas represented include pattern recognition, statistics, signal processing, computer science and quantum information theory.

Organized by J.M. Landsberg and Joe Harris

This workshop is in conjunction with Joe Harris' Maxson lectures and with the annual TAGS (Texas Algebraic Geometry Symposium) to be held here at A&M . The workshop is partially supported by IMA.

Cascade Topology Seminar

2012-04-28 through 2012-04-29
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia; Canada

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

April 28-29, 2012

Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (University of British Columbia)

Speakers:

Mladen Bestvina (Utah)
Ian Biringer (Yale)
Joan Birman (Barnard-Columbia)
Jack Morava (Johns Hopkins)
Dev Sinha (Oregon)
Juan Souto (UBC)

This event will celebrate Dale Rolfsen's 70th birthday. There will be a special conference dinner.

More information will be available at

http://www.pims.math.ca/scientific-event/120428-cts

This conference is supported by NSF and PIMS.

May 2012

NRW Topology Meeting

2012-05-04 through 2012-05-05
Münster; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

Talks will be given by:

  • Pokman Cheung
  • Soren Galatius
  • Ulrich Pennig
  • Oskar Randal-Williams
  • Henrik Rüping
  • Urs Schreiber
  • Raphael Zentner
  • Marcus Zibrowius

Recent Progress in Hyperbolic 3-Manifolds

2012-05-04 through 2012-05-06
U. Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI; USA

Meeting Type: RTG workshop

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

The conference will focus on recent progress on Thurston's Virtual Fibering Question and will feature mini-courses by Ian Agol (UC-Berkeley), Tim Hsu(San Jose State) and Dani Wise (McGill).

The mini-courses will be expository in nature and will be aimed at graduate students and early career mathematicians. This conference is funded by the National Science Foundation through a Research Training Grant. Graduate students and early career mathematicians may apply for funding to attend at the website.

Cornell Topology Festival

2012-05-04 through 2012-05-07
Cornell
Ithaca, NY; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

Speakers

  • Francis Bonahon, University of Southern California
  • David Gabai, Princeton University
  • Allen Hatcher, Cornell University
  • Jacob Lurie, Harvard University
  • Peter May, University of Chicago
  • Dusa McDuff, Barnard College / Columbia University
  • John Milnor, Stony Brook University
  • Tom Mrowka, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Walter Neumann, Barnard College / Columbia University
  • Hee Oh, Brown University
  • John Pardon, Stanford University
  • Ronald Stern, University of California at Irvine
  • Peter Teichner, University of California at Berkeley / MPI Bonn
  • William Thurston, Cornell University

Acknowledgements

The Topology Festival gratefully acknowledges the continuous support of the National Science Foundation since the Festival’s inception. Special thanks to Jarke van Wijk for designing this year's logo in SeifertView.

Pacific Northwest Geometry Seminar

2012-05-05 through 2012-05-06
PIMS
Vancouver, BC; Canada

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: geometry

Contact: see conference website

Description

See the conference homepage for schedule.

Geometry and Physics 2012

2012-05-05 through 2012-05-07
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario; Canada

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: geometry, physics

Contact: see conference website

Description

Each year, the GAP conference combines three separate but related themes in geometry and physics. This approach results in a very interesting mixture of talks. GAP 2012 is now the fourth installment in what has become an annual tradition. The history of GAP and more information about this year's conference can be found at the website.

The year's themes are: special holonomy; generalized geometry; and integrable systems.

Organizers: Marco Gualtieri (Toronto), Spiro Karigiannis (Waterloo), Ruxandra Moraru (Waterloo), Rob Myers (Perimeter), Pedro Vieira (Perimeter), and McKenzie Wang (McMaster).

Principal speakers include:

  • David Baraglia (Australia National University)
  • Robert Bryant (UC Berkeley and MSRI)
  • Nigel Hitchin* (University of Oxford)
  • Jacques Hurtubise (McGill University)
  • Boris Khesin (University of Toronto)
  • Naichung Conan Leung (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • Gang Tian (Princeton and Beijing)
    * to be confirmed.

MORE SPEAKERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON.

Registration information is also coming very soon. Please see the conference website for the most up-to-date information. There will also be short talks by local area postdocs (to be announced)

Panorama of Topology: A conference in honor of William Browder

2012-05-08 through 2012-05-11
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: topology

Contact: David Gabai, Zoltan Szabo, Peter Ozsvarth

Description

A conference in honor of William Browder on the occasion of his retirement.

Invited Speakers:

Alejandro Ádem
Ian Agol
Tony Bahri
William Browder
Fred Cohen
Jeremy Kahn
Peter Kronheimer
Robert Lipshitz
Dusa McDuff
John Morgan
Jacob Rasmussen
Douglas Ravenel
Nicolai Reshetikhin
William Thurston*
Vladimir Voevodsky
Karen Vogtmann
Daniel Wise

*to be confirmed

Georgia Topology Conference

2012-05-09 through 2012-05-13
U. Georgia
Athens, GA; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

Some funding is available to support graduate student participation. The deadline to apply for this funding is Friday March 23.

The confirmed speakers to date are:

  • Jeremy Van Horn-Morris
  • Cagatay Kutluhan
  • Steven Sivek
  • Michael Brad Henry
  • Josh Sabloff
  • Vera Vertesi
  • Thomas Mark
  • Ken Baker
  • Yi Ni
  • Michael Sullivan
  • Jesse Johnson
  • Ron Fintushel
  • Tara Holm

Please register at the conference website.

Topological and algebraic regularity properties of nuclear C*-algebras

2012-05-11 through 2012-05-15
University of Louisiana
Lafayette, LA; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

This is a NSF/CBMS Regional Conference in the Mathematical Sciences.

The principal speaker is Wilhelm Winter (Muenster). Other invited speakers are:

  • Ilijas Farah (York)
  • David Kerr (Texas A&M)
  • Ian Putnam (Victoria)

Organizers: Gary Birkenmeier (ULL), Nate Brown (Penn State), Daniel Davis (ULL), Thierry Giordano (Ottawa), P. W. Ng (ULL), Leonel Robert (ULL).

We have limited support for travel and lodging for participants. Please apply by February 1, 2012 at the conference website. While we cannot support everyone, everyone is welcomed to come and we request everyone to register (and registration is free).

2012 Talbot Workshop: Calculus of Functors

2012-05-14 through 2012-05-18
Garden City, Utah; USA

Meeting Type: workshop

Subject Area: Algebraic Topology, Goodwillie's Calculus of Functors

Contact: Hiro Lee Tanaka

Description

2012 TALBOT WORKSHOP: CALCULUS OF FUNCTORS
May 14-18, 2012
Garden City, Utah

(mentored by Gregory Arone and Michael Ching)

Topic: The workshop, aimed toward graduate students and other young researchers, will focus on understanding the foundations and applications of Goodwillie's calculus of functors. We will begin with definitions and first examples, including the construction of the Taylor tower, studying the operad and module structures on derivatives, and classifying homogeneous and polynomial functors. We will discuss homotopy calculus, manifold calculus, and orthogonal calculus, studying the interplay between them, and we will also study applications to homotopy theory, algebraic K-theory and geometric topology.

Format: The workshop discussions will have an expository character and the talks will be given by the participants of the workshop. The afternoon schedule will be kept clear for informal discussions and collaborations.

Timeline: Interested participants should fill out the application form at the website below by noon on Tuesday, January 3, 2012. Due to funding and space constraints, we may be unable to host all applicants--the organizers will notify applicants by January 12, 2012, if we are unable to accommodate them. We will then solicit volunteers among the participants to give the workshop's talks.

Funding: We will cover all local expenses including lodging and food. We also have limited funding available for participants' travel costs.

Who should apply: Talbot is meant to encourage collaboration among young researchers, particularly graduate students. To this end, the workshop aims to gather participants with a diverse array of knowledge and interests, so applicants need not be an expert in the field. In particular, students at all levels of graduate education are encouraged to apply.

Information: Further information about the workshop (and the application) is available at:

http://math.mit.edu/talbot

The website also contains information about--and notes collected from--past Talbot workshops.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to e-mail the organizers at talbotworkshop (at) gmail.com.

Organizers:
Sheel Ganatra
Saul Glasman
Owen Gwilliam
Hiro Lee Tanaka

Undergrad Summer School: Intro to topological invariants in low dimension

2012-05-21 through 2012-05-26
Univ. Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN; USA

Meeting Type: Undergraduate summer school

Subject Area: low dimensional topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

This week-long summer school will consist of lectures and group problem solving activities aimed at introducing undergraduates to basic ideas from low-dimensional topology. Topology is the mathematical study of shapes, and low-dimensional topology is the study of shapes that we can (or almost can) "see". Central objects of study are knots (like those tied by scouts) and surfaces (like the "edge" of a donut). In addition to introducing students to basic objects in low-dimensional topology, the program will seek to inspire participants with a glimpse of recent developments at the frontier of research in this area. Participants should have completed courses in linear algebra and multivariable calculus, and will ideally have had exposure to some abstract algebra, although we will consider all applications.

The main lecturers will be: Margaret Doig (Indiana University) Joshua Greene (Boston College) Matthew Hedden (Michigan State University)

Oberwolfach Seminar on Surgery Theory

2012-05-27 through 2012-06-02
MFO
Oberwolfach; Germany

Meeting Type: seminar

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

The seminar is intended for PhD students and recent postdocs. In due course, the Oberwolfach website will take online applications. However, if you are interested in applying to attend the Seminar please let one of us know now, to give us an idea of the numbers. It should be noted that space at Oberwolfach is limited.

Diarmuid Crowley (MPIM, Bonn),
Tibor Macko (Bonn),
Andrew Ranicki (Edinburgh)

19th Gökova Geometry / Topology Conference

2012-05-28 through 2012-06-02
Akyaka, Gökova; Turkey

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

NINETEENTH GÖKOVA GEOMETRY / TOPOLOGY CONFERENCE

May 28 - June 2 (2012)
Gökova, Turkey

Preliminary list of invited speakers/participants: M. Kapranov, C. Leung, C. Kutluhan, M. Lipyanskiy, J. Bloom, R. Kirby, G. Mikhalkin, F. Arikan, C. Karakurt, Y. Lekili, J. Williams, S. Sivek, S. Kocak, S. Salur, B. Ozbagci, C. Manolescu,

Scientific Committee : D. Auroux, Y. Eliashberg, I. Itenberg, G. Mikhalkin, S. Akbulut

Organizing Commitee : T. Önder, S. Koçak, A. Degtyarev, M. Korkmaz, Y. Ozan, T. Etgü, B.Coskunuzer

Supporting Organizations: NSF (National Science Foundation) and TUBITAK (pending).

Deadline for applications is January 23, 2012.

Workshop on Rational homotopy theory and its applications

2012-05-29 through 2012-05-31
Fields Institute and University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario; Canada

Meeting Type: Birthday Conference

Subject Area: Algebraic Topology, Rational Homotopy Theory

Contact: Paul-Eugene Parent

Description

This workshop will be held in honour of Yves Félix's 60th birthday (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium). We wish to pay tribute to his exceptional career and hugely influential contribution to this field of research.

Summer School on Topology and Field Theories

2012-05-29 through 2012-06-02
Univ. Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN; USA

Meeting Type: summer school

Subject Area: algebraic topology, quantum field theory

Contact: see conference website

Description

Featured speakers:

Sergei Gukov (Cal Tech) - Lectures on Quantization and Categorification.

André Henriques (Utrecht, Netherlands) - Three-tier CFT's from Frobenius algebras.

Jacob Lurie (Harvard) - Finiteness and Ambidexterity in K(n)-Local Stable Homotopy Theory.

Chris Schommer-Pries (MIT) - Dualizability in Low Dimensional Higher Category Theory.

MOAB TOPOLOGY CONFERENCE

2012-05-30 through 2012-06-01
Brigham Young University and Utah State University
Moab, Utah; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: topology

Contact: Nathan Geer

Description

The MOAB TOPOLOGY CONFERENCE will be held May 30 through June 1, 2012, in Moab, Utah. The conference will focus on interactions between quantum and geometric topology.

Invited speakers:

  • Ian Agol, UC Berkeley
  • Francis Bonahon, USC
  • Oliver Dasbach, LSU
  • Ilya Kofman, CUNI
  • Heather Russell, USC
  • Abigail Thompson, UC Davis
  • Roland Van der Veen, UC Berkeley
  • Helen Wong, Carleton College

There are a few open speaking slots which will be filled by other participants who submit abstracts. We are especially interested in speakers who are graduate students and recent PhDs.

Moab is an incredibly beautiful place surrounded by desert, red rocks and mountains. There are several national parks in the area including Arches and Canyonlands.

Registration and information:

http://www.math.usu.edu/~geer/conference/

Please distribute this email announcement to anyone who might be interested in coming to the conference. We are especially interested in getting this notice to graduate students and post docs.

Sincerely yours, the organizers, Nathan Geer and Jessica Purcell

June 2012

Conference on Topology and Field Theories

2012-06-04 through 2012-06-08
Univ. Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology, quantum field theory

Contact: see conference website

Description

Invited Speakers: David Ayala (Harvard), Ulrich Bunke (University of Regensburg, Germany), Kevin Costello (Northwestern), Sergei Gukov (Cal Tech), André Henriques (Utrecht, Netherlands), Mike Hopkins* (Harvard), Jacob Lurie (Harvard), Chris Schommer-Pries (MIT), Dennis Sullivan (CUNY and SUNY at Stony Brook)

Quantum invariants of 3-manifolds in Mathematics and in Physics

2012-06-07 through 2012-06-09
Strasbourg; France

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: topology, geometry, theoretical physics

Contact: Athanase Papadopoulos

Description

Organizers : Athanase Papadopoulos and Vladimir Turaev

Invited speakers :

Norbert A’Campo (Basel), Joergen Ellegaard Andersen (Aarhus), Anna Baliakova (Zürich), Francesco Costantino (Strasbourg), Etera Livine (ENS Lyon), Julien Marché (Ecole Polytechnique), Rinat Kashaev (Genève), Thomas Krajewski (CPT Marseille), Vladimir Matveev (Cheliabinsk), Gwenael Massuyeau (Strasbourg), Majid Narimannejad (Basel),

The talks will be in English. Some of the talks will be survey talks intended for a general audience.

Graduate students and young mathematicians are welcome.

Arrangements in Pyrénées

2012-06-11 through 2012-06-15
Université de Pau
Pau; France

Meeting Type: summer school

Subject Area: geometry, topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

Aims of the school: The school's lectures will be mainly aimed at Ph. D. students and young researchers, and should be of interest for all researchers in this area of mathematics, as it should cover many of the combinatorial, topological, algebraic and geometric aspects of the topic. Participants are encouraged to propose contributed talks of 30 minutes.

Deadlines: Registration is required by April 15. Applications for funding and for contributed talks will be considered until March 15th. See the conference homepage for more details.

Organizing Committee:

  • Daniele Faenzi (Université de Pau)
  • Vincent Florens (Université de Pau)
  • Daniel Matei (IMAR Bucharest)
  • Jean Vallès (Université de Pau)

Scientific Committee:

  • Anatoly Libgober (University of Illinois at Chicago)
  • Stefan Papadima (IMAR Bucharest)
  • Mario Salvetti (Università di Pisa)

Topology Students Workshop

2012-06-11 through 2012-06-15
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: geometry, topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

Organizer: Dan Margalit

In addition to research talks by leading mathematicians in geometry and topology, we will have hands-on training and panel discussions on professional development topics such as:

  • Creating and delivering research presentations
  • Writing grant proposals
  • Careers in and out of academia
  • Teaching effectively and efficiently
  • Applying for jobs

The workshop is geared towards beginning graduate students in the areas of geometry and topology. Accepted students will receive funding for travel and accommodations. For application information, see the web site.

Students from underrepresented backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Application deadline: April 15, 2012.

Sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

Virginia Conference on Algebraic Topology

2012-06-11 through 2012-06-15
Charlottesville, VA; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

Virginia Conference on Algebraic Topology

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia

Topics of the conference

  • Interactions between functor calculus, operad theory, higher category theory, and periodic homotopy.

  • Generalized homology and cohomology operations and their connections to commutative ring theory, number theory, and group cohomology.

See the conference homepage for a list of speakers and organizers.

Closer to the start of the conference, information will be posted on the webpage about travel, accomodations, dining, and reimbursement. There will be some additional spaces for speakers. Graduate students and young researchers are especially encouraged to attend. If you might be interested in giving a talk, please indicate a tentative title when registering.

Funding for the conference comes from NSF Focused Research Group grant 0967649 "The Calculus of Functors and the theory of Operads: Interactions and Applications", with some additional funding being provided by UVA Department of Mathematics and the UVA College of Arts and Sciences.

Please feel free to contact any of the organizers for more information. We hope you will consider attending.

Symposium on Computational Geometry

2012-06-17 through 2012-06-20
UNC
Chapel Hill, NC; USA

Meeting Type: symposium

Subject Area: computational geometry, computational topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

This year we are pleased to announce an expanded set of events that will be co-located with the 28th Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry (SoCG). The activities span 4 full days (Sun-Wed), with an initial welcoming reception on Saturday evening, June 16. Mornings will be devoted to SoCG paper presentations; afternoons will be devoted to activities that collectively go under the title Computational Geometry: Applications, Practice, and Theory (CG:APT). Together, these activities constitute “CG Week 2012″.

NSF/CBMS Regional Conference in the Mathematical Sciences: Hodge Theory, Complex Geometry, and Repre

2012-06-18 through 2012-06-22
Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, TX; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology, algebraic geometry, representation theory

Contact: Greg Friedman

Description

This is a CBMS Conference featuring Phillip Griffiths (Institute for Advanced Study) as principal speaker.

Prof. Griffiths will describe recent progress on automorphic cohomology beyond the classical cases. The material involved is at the confluence of several parts of mathematics: Hodge theory, representation theory, and complex geometry. The main lectures will describe new breakthroughs due to Carayol and others and will build upon the recent work of Griffiths and his collaborators on Mumford-Tate groups and domains. The lectures will focus on two main examples and are intended to be accessible to a wide range of participants.

The conference will also feature several other speakers, including a series of introductory talks aimed at graduate students.

Operads and Configuration Spaces

2012-06-18 through 2012-06-22
Tunis; Tunisia

Meeting Type: conference/summer school

Subject Area: operads, configuration spaces

Contact: Sadok Kallel

Description

The theme will be on applications of operads to moduli spaces, rational maps and configuration spaces. Invited speakers are:

Paolo Salvatore: Cellular decompositions of configuration spaces Jeffrey Giansiracusa: Modular envelopes and moduli spaces of surfaces Ben Walter : Operads, Lie algebras and coalgebras Ismar Volic: Configuration space integrals, operad formality, and the cohomology of knot and link spaces Christophe Cazanave: The homotopy type of the space of rational functions

Limited financial support is available for students and postdocs from emerging countries.

For information, registration or support please write to kallel@math.univ-lille1.fr

Topology and Groups - Berlin 2012

2012-06-18 through 2012-06-29
Free University Berlin
Berlin; Germany

Meeting Type: Summer school and Conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

The Summer school is from June 18th - 22nd, followed by a conference from June 25th - 29th.

Knotted Fields

2012-06-18 through 2012-07-14
UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA; USA

Meeting Type: KITP program

Subject Area: topology, physics

Contact: see conference website

Description

Coordinators: Mark Dennis, William Irvine, Randall Kamien, Robert Kusner

To tie a shoelace into a knot is a relatively simple affair. Tying a knot in a field is a different story, because the whole of space must be filled in a way that matches the knot being tied at the core. The possibility of such localized “knottedness” in a space-filling field has fascinated physicists and mathematicians ever since Kelvin’s “vortex atom” hypothesis, in which the atoms of the periodic table were hypothesized to correspond to closed vortex loops of different knot types in a perfect Eulerian fluid.

In recent years, the idea of knotted fields has gained a renewed interest, as the role of topology has been appreciated in a range of physical systems, including nonlinear field theories, liquid crystals, quantum wavefunctions, condensates, and optical fields. Crucially, experimental techniques are at a stage now where knotted and linked topological defect filaments have been engineered in laser light and in liquid crystals. In these cases, the field is some function of 3D space (complex scalar optical amplitude, or a liquid crystal nematic director, in which the defects are nodal and disclination lines, respectively). Meanwhile, there has been continued interest in topological fluid dynamics, as well as developments in relevant branches of abstract knot theory, including knotted solutions of PDEs and fibered knot theory. At the same time, topological braiding has become a cornerstone of quantum computing and addresses similar questions of manipulation and measurement of entangled fields. Collectively, these manifestations create a rich and substantive landscape for the exploration of unifying ideas.

This program will bring together experts in these diverse fields; in particular, physicists working on knotted fields in the laboratory, mathematicians interested in applying tools of topology, and theorists interested in proposing new phases of matter and light.

Homotopical algebra and its applications

2012-06-25 through 2012-06-29
Luminy; France

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology, homotopical algebra

Contact: see conference website

Description

An international conference to celebrate the 60th birthday of Yves Felix.

Persons who are interested in attending or giving a talk are welcomed to contact one member of the organizing committee before May 2011. The organizers will then transmit these names to the scientific committee which will decide the program.

July 2012

Satellite Thematic Session in Homotopy Theory at the Sixth European Congress of Mathematics

2012-07-01 through 2012-07-03
Jagiellonian University and AGH University of Science & Technology
Krakow; Poland

Meeting Type: satellite session

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

There will be a Satellite Thematic Session in Homotopy Theory at the Sixth European Congress of Mathematics in Krakow, Poland, with talks on

  • Sunday, July 1,2012 - 10:30-17:30, in Hall B, Jagiellonian University

  • Monday-Tuesday, July 2-3, 2012 - afternoons, in Grand Hall U2, AGH University of Science & Technology

    List of Speakers:

  • Clark Barwick (MIT)

  • Zbigniew Blaszczyk (Nicholas Copernicus University, Torun)
  • Sylvain Cappell (NYU)
  • Carles Casacuberta (University of Barcelona)
  • Marek Golasinski (Nicholas Copernicus University, Torun)
  • Jesper Grodal (University of Coepnhagen)
  • Michal Kukiela (Nicholas Copernicus University, Torun)
  • Norio Iwase (Kyushu University)
  • Martin Markl (Czech Academy of Science)
  • Anicetto Murillo (Univeristy of Malaga)
  • Dietrich Notbohm (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam)
  • Simona Paoli (University of Leicester)
  • Matan Prezma (Ben Gurion University)
  • Debasis Sen (University of Haifa)
  • Volodymir Sharko (National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine)

For further detail, including program and abstracts, see: http://math.haifa.ac.il/blanc/krakow.html or contact Marek Golasinski marek@mat.uni.torun.pl or David Blanc blanc@math.haifa.ac.il

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IMPORTANT:

For information about the Sixth European Congress of Mathematics, including registration and accommodation, please see: http://www.6ecm.pl

Algebra and Topology: Methods, Computation, and Science

2012-07-02 through 2012-07-06
International Centre for Mathematical Sciences
Edinburgh; UK

Meeting Type: Conference

Subject Area: Applied Topology

Contact: Gunnar Carlsson

Description

                                                                               ATMCS 2012

There will be a meeting entitled “Algebra and Topology: Methods, Computation, and Science”, at the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences in Edinburgh, during the week July 2-6, 2012. The goal of the meeting is to provide a forum for discussion of applications of topological methods in science and engineering. It is the fifth in the series, earlier meeting were held in Stanford, London, Ontario, Paris, and Münster. The following speakers have confirmed their participation.

J.D. Boissonnat (INRIA Sophia Antipolis)
R. Van de Weijgaert (Groningen)
N. Linial (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
S. Weinberger (University of Chicago)
S. Smale (City University of Hong Kong)
H. Edelsbrunner (IST, Austria)
E. Goubault (Commissariat à l’énergie atomique, Paris) S. Krishnan (University of Pennsylvania)
M. Kahle (The Ohio State University)
L. Guibas (Stanford University)
R. Macpherson (IAS Princeton) (tentative) A. Szymczak (Colorado School of Mines)
P. Skraba/ M. Vejdemo-Johansson (Ljubljana/St. Andrews)
Y. Mileyko (Duke University)

Additional speakers will likely be invited, and there will be opportunities for contributed talks. Please look at the webpage http://www.icms.org.uk/workshop.php?id=205 or contact info@icms.org.uk. There will be more information within the near future.

Gunnar Carlsson

Young Topologists Meeting 2012

2012-07-02 through 2012-07-06
University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen; Denmark

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: Anssi Lahtinen

Description

The Young Topologists Meeting is meant as an opportunity for graduate students, recent PhDs, and other junior researchers in topology to meet each other and share their work. In addition to short talks by the participants, the program for the meeting will include lectures by Søren Galatius (Stanford) and Michael Hopkins (Harvard).

Registration for the meeting will open on the meeting's website on February 1, 2012. Some support for local expenses will be available, with preference given to those without access to other sources of funding. The meeting is sponsored by the Centre for Symmetry and Deformation (http://sym.math.ku.dk/).

For questions about the meeting, please write to the organizers at ytm@math.ku.dk .

Organizers: Daniela Egas, Casper Guldberg, Angela Klamt, Anssi Lahtinen and Toke Nørgård-Sørensen

Higher Structures in Topology and Geometry VI

2012-07-09 through 2012-07-11
Göttingen Math Institute
Göttingen; Germany

Meeting Type: workshop

Subject Area: geometry, topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

The workshop will consist of mini-courses given by the invited speakers plus a small number of shorter talks given by participants.

See homepage for further details and registration information. The deadline for registration is 15 June 2012

Algebraic Topology: applications and new directions; Stanford Symposium 2012

2012-07-23 through 2012-07-27
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: Ulrike Tillmann

Description

This is the first announcement of a conference to be held at Stanford, CA, July 23-27, 2012, in honour of Gunnar Carlsson, Ralph Cohen and Ib Madsen to celebrate their 60th and 70th birthdays.

(Also note that the West Coast Algebraic Topology Summer School will take place at Stanford in the preceding week.)

Poisson 2012: Poisson Geometry in Mathematics and Physics (Summer School and Conference)

2012-07-23 through 2012-08-03
Utrecht University
Utrecht, The Netherlands; Netherlands

Meeting Type: summer school (one week) + conferencfe (one week)

Subject Area: geometry and topology (Poisson Geometry)

Contact: Marius Crainic

Description

Dear Colleague,

I would like to communicate to you the coordinates of the Poisson 2012 meeting: Poisson 2012: Poisson Geometry in Mathematics and Physics, (Summer School and Conference) Utrecht University, The Netherlands, July 30 - August 3, 2012.

This will be a 2-weeks event: the first week is a "Summer School", and the second one is a "Conference". This is the 8th event of a series of biennial meetings that have previously taken place in Warsaw (1998), Luminy (2000), Lisbon (2002), Luxembourg (2004), Tokyo (2006), Lausanne (2008) and Rio de Janeiro (2010) (see http://poissongeometry.org/). For more information (list of speakers, poster, etc), please consult: http://www.uu.nl/poisson2012

For junior participants, we plan to offer financial assistance towards living expenses. We also expect to offer several merit-based fellowships that will also provide travel support.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES: - financial support deadline: May 14 - hotel deadline: to use our deal with the conveniently located/priced Mitland Hotel, the reservations should be made before June 9. - general registration deadline: June 15.

We would appreciate it if you forward this message to anyone who may be interested in participating. In case you recommend it to your PhD or Master students, please add the following information: if financial support is needed, we very strongly encourage early applications (the absolute deadline being May 14, 2012).

Looking forward to seeing you in Utrecht,

Marius Crainic (chair of the organizing committee) Eckhard Meinrenken (chair of the scientific committee)

Cohomology and Support in Representation Theory and Related Topics

2012-07-27 through 2012-08-05
University of Washington
Seattle, WA; USA

Meeting Type: summer school, workshop

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

The theme of this two week event will be a survey of the state of the art in the use of cohomology and supports in the study of representation theory, commutative algebra, triangulated categories, and various related topics. The first week (July 27-30) will be a preparatory summer school intended for graduate students and recent doctoral recipients. The summer school will consist of three mini-courses accompanied by problem-solving sessions:

(1). Paul Balmer (U. of California, Los Angeles), "Descent techniques in modular representation theory"

(2). Dave Benson (U. of Aberdeen), "Modules of constant Jordan type and vector bundles on projective spaces"

(3). Srikanth Iyengar (U of Nebraska, Lincoln), "Commutative algebra for modular representations of finite groups"

The second week (August 1 - 5) will be a workshop consisting of talks on the latest developments in the field. Funding is available to support the participation of graduate students and recent PhDs. The deadline to apply for funding is March 19, 2012.

With best regards,

Organizing committee:
Chris Bendel,
Henning Krause,
Dan Nakano (summer school only),
Julia Pevtsova

XVIII EBT - 18th Brazilian Topology Meeting

2012-07-29 through 2012-08-03
Circuito das Aguas, Sao Paulo; Brazil

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: topology

Contact: Ben Walter

Description

The 18th Brazilian Topology Meeting will take place in the region Circuito das Aguas in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil, from Sunday July 29 - Friday, August 3, 2012.

The members of the Scientific Committee are :

  • Daciberg Lima Goncalves (Chair),
  • John Guaschi,
  • Pedro Pergher,
  • Nicolau Saldahna,
  • Peter Wong, and
  • Peter Zvengrowski.

The Organizing Committee consists of

  • Daniel Vedruscolo (Coordinator),
  • Tomas Edson Barros,
  • Natalia Bedoya,
  • Lucilia Borsari,
  • Alice Kimie Miwa Libardi,
  • Luciana Martins,
  • Sadao Massago,
  • Denise de Mattos,
  • Thiago de Melo,
  • Oziride Manzoli Neto,
  • Dirceu Ponteado, and
  • Joao Peres.

Further details will be posted on the web site as they become available.

Contact : Daniel Vedruscolo, ebt2012@dm.ufscar.br

web site : www.dm.ufscar.br/~ebt2012/

Holomorphic Curves and Low-Dimensional Topology

2012-07-30 through 2012-08-11
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA; USA

Meeting Type: Graduate student workshop and conference

Subject Area: topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

Organizers: S. Akbulut (MSU) , A. Akhmedov (UMN), D. Auroux (Berkeley), Y. Eliashberg (Stanford), K. Honda (USC), C. Karakurt (UT Austin), P. Ozsváth (Princeton)

The main focus of this workshop will be on holomorphic curve techniques in low-dimensional topology and symplectic geometry. There will be one week of mini-courses, primarily for graduate students, followed by a conference during the second week.

Mini-course speakers:

  • Selman Akbulut (Michigan State)
  • Yasha Eliashberg (Stanford)
  • Sergei Gukov (Caltech)
  • Ko Honda (USC)
  • Robert Lipshitz (Columbia)
  • Katrin Wehrheim (MIT)

Registration:

Thanks to the generous support of the National Science Foundation and the Stanford University Mathematics Research Center, funds are available for partial support of participant expenses. To register or apply for funding, go to the conference website.

To apply for funding, you must register by Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Students, recent Ph.D.'s, women, and members of underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Requests received after the funding deadline are considered only if additional funds become available.

Note that during the prior week July 23-27, 2012 at Stanford there will be another conference Algebraic Topology: applications and new directions

ENCUENTRO DE GEOMETRIA DIFERENCIAL (Differential Geometry Workshop)

2012-07-31 through 2012-08-03
Rosario; Argentina

Meeting Type: workshop

Subject Area: differential geometry

Contact: see conference website

Description

This is a satellite conference to the 4th Latin American Congress of Mathematicians (CLAM, Cordoba, Argentina, August 2012).

The aim of this workshop is to create a space of diffusion, research and work on current topics of differential geometry and its applications.

August 2012

Strings and Automorphic Forms in Topology

2012-08-13 through 2012-08-17
University Bochum
Ruhr-University Bochum; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

The conference focuses on the topological aspects of the series of String-Math meetings. It aims to engage the growing number of mathematicians working on the new interactions of topology with string geometry in mathematical physics and algebraic geometry. Its main topics include topological automorphic forms, conformal field theories, the string group and topological algebraic geometry.

The fourth Geometry Meeting dedicated to the centenary of A.D.Alexandrov

2012-08-20 through 2012-08-24
Euler International Mathematical Institute
St. Petersburg; Russia

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: geometry

Contact: see conference website

Description

Topics of the meeting: Differential Geometry, PDE in Geometry, Geometric Analysis, Singular spaces, Polyhedra, Applications of Geometry

Registration for the meeting can be done from the conference homepage.

The deadline for registration is May 15, 2012. Later registrations may also be possible. Nowever, please, take into account that getting visa is a time consuming process and we kindly ask you to proceed with the registration at your earliest convenience so that we could provide a visa support document for you well in advance.

Fourth Arolla Conference on Algebraic Topology

2012-08-20 through 2012-08-26
Arolla; Switzerland

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

We are pleased to announce the 2012 Arolla Conference, which will feature the following invited speakers:

  • Arthur Bartels
  • Mark Behrens
  • Gunnar Carlsson
  • Michael Ching
  • Daniel Dugger
  • Teena Gerhardt
  • Ian Leary
  • Ib Madsen
  • Niko Naumann
  • Angelica Osorno
  • Kari Ragnarsson
  • Goncalo Tabuada
  • Antoine Touze.

Further information is available on the conference website.

We hope to see you in Arolla!

The organizers:
Christian Ausoni, Kathryn Hess, Brenda Johnson, Wolfgang Luck and Jerome Scherer.

Algebra, Combinatorics, Dynamics and Applications

2012-08-27 through 2012-08-30
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, Northern Ireland; UK

Meeting Type: workshop

Subject Area: algebra, topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

Further details and registration are available at the workshop webpage. Registration deadline is February 22.

8th William Rowan Hamilton Geometry and Topology Workshop

2012-08-28 through 2012-09-01
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin; Ireland

Meeting Type: workshop

Subject Area: geometry, topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

  • Minicourse Aug. 28 -- 29
  • Lecture Series Aug. 30 -- Sept. 1

See homepage for more details.

September 2012

Third International Conference on Topology and its applications

2012-09-02 through 2012-09-07
Institute of Mathematics, Faculty of Natural sciences and Mathematics SS. Cyril and Methodius Univer
Skopje; Macedonia

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: topology

Contact: Nikita Shekutkovski

Description

This is third conference of this type organized by Institute of Mathematics, Faculty of Natural sciences and Mathematics Ss. Cyril and Methodius University. The proceedings of the previous two are published for the journal Topology and its Applications.

From Poisson to String Geometry

2012-09-11 through 2012-09-14
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Erlangen; Germany

Meeting Type: workshop

Subject Area: Poisson geometry, string geometry

Contact: see conference website

Description

Both applications in mathematical physics and the study of Poisson geometry have lead to the consideration of higher categorical geometrical structures, for example higher generalizations of bundles. A profound source for such structures has been the study of sigma models, in particular in its application to the quantization of Poisson manifolds. We plan to bring together people working on Poisson geometry, on higher categorical structures and mathematical physicists. A direction that we want to emphasize for future research are higher categorical structures occurring in the description of geometric string structures.

AGMP-8 Algebra Geometry and Mathematical Physics

2012-09-12 through 2012-09-14
Brno University of Technology
Brno; Czech Republic

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: Deformation theory & quantization, Geometry in mechanics & thermodynamics, Geometry of manifolds wit

Contact: Miroslav Kures

Description

AGMP is the traditional scientific meeting on contemporary topics in Algebra, Geometry and Mathematical Physics, with an emphasis on the interface between them. The meeting is organized in Brno - the city in the geographical center of Europe.

Lie and Klein ; the Erlangen program and its impact on mathematics and physics

2012-09-20 through 2012-09-22
Strasbourg; France

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: geometry, topology and physics

Contact: Athanase Papadopoulos

Description

This will be the 90th Encounter between Mathematicians and Theoretical Physicists. It will take place at Institut de Recherche Mathématique Avancée (University of Strasbourg and CNRS) on Septembre 20-22, 2012. The theme will be : "Lie and Klein ; the Erlangen program and its impact on mathematics and physics".

Organizers : Lizhen Ji and Athanase Papadopoulos

The invited speakers are :

Norbert A'Campo (Bâle) Gérard Besson (Grenoble) Pierre Cartier (IHES) Hubert Goenner (Göttingen) Misha Gromov (IHES) ; to be confirmed. Frances Kirwan (Oxford) ; to be confirmed. Vladimir Matveev (Jena) Catherine Meusburger (Erlangen) Jean-Marc Schlenker (Toulouse) Alexei Sossinsky (Moscou) Anna Wienhard (Princeton) The talks will be in English. Some of the talks will be survey talks intended for a general audience.

Graduate students and young mathematicians are welcome. Registration is required (and free of charge), at the following link Hotel booking can be asked for through the registration link.

For practical and other questions please contact the organizers : Lizhen Ji : lji@umich.edu Athanase Papadopoulos : athanase.papadopoulos@math.unistra.fr

Mathematics and Physics of Moduli Spaces

2012-09-24 through 2012-09-28
Heidelberg; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: geometry, physics

Contact: see conference website

Description

The main thematic focus are higher Teichmueller spaces and the various contexts in which they arise in theoretical physics. The goal of this activity is to make recent developments accessible to both mathematicians and physicists.

The program will consist of lecture series given by Vladimir Fock, Edward Frenkel, Sergei Gukov, Francois Labourie, Greg Moore (tbc) and Joerg Teschner and a few additional talks. There will be plenty of time for informal discussions.

Young researchers can apply for financial support to attend the workshop at the webpage.

October 2012

The legacy of Daniel Quillen: K-theory and homotopical algebra

2012-10-06 through 2012-10-08
MIT
Cambridge, Massachusetts; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology, algebraic K-theory, cyclic homology, rational homotopy theory, chromatic homotop

Contact: Mark Behrens

Description

A three-day international mathematics conference centering on the spectacularly broad and deep legacy of Daniel Quillen, a former member of the faculty at MIT who passed away in the spring of 2011. Quillen founded or profoundly influenced half a dozen current major areas of contemporary mathematics — algebraic K-theory and cyclic homology, rational homotopy theory, chromatic homotopy theory, abstract homotopy theory, group cohomology and modular representation theory.

Invited speakers:

  • Luchezar Avramov
  • Joachim Cuntz
  • Eric Friedlander
  • Tom Goodwillie
  • Lars Hesselholt
  • Michael Hopkins
  • Jean-Louis Loday
  • Graeme Segal
  • Christophe Soulé
  • Dennis Sullivan
  • Douglas Ravenel
  • Ulrike Tillmann
  • Matthai Varghese

(some speakers to be confirmed -- see website for latest info)

Organizing Committee:

Clark Barwick, Mark Behrens, Joachim Cuntz, Eric Friedlander, Michael Hopkins, Jean-Louis Loday, Haynes Miller, Andrew Ranicki, Graeme Segal, Isadore Singer

Action Now: Group actions, their dynamics and geometry

2012-10-11 through 2012-10-12
Freie Universität Berlin
Berlin; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: group actions

Contact: see conference website

Description

All talks will take place at the Mathematics Department of Freie Universität Berlin, Arnimallee 6, 14195 Berlin. Speakers

Uri Bader (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology)
Tobias Finis (Freie Universität Berlin)
Yair Glasner (Ben-Gurion University)
Mike Hochman (Hebrew University)
Enrico Leuzinger (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
Andreas Thom (Universität Leipzig)
Barak Weiss (Ben-Gurion University)
Anna Wienhard (Princeton University)

ACTION NOW is a wandering seminar devoted to the study of group actions, their dynamics and geometry. The Berlin 2012 session is made possible as a cooperation of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Freie Universität Berlin. Information about past events can be found here.

There is no formal REGISTRATION, but if you want to participate please send an e-mail to agtopologie@math.fu-berlin.de in order to allow for some planning.

If you would like to put up information about our event at your department, please download the official poster:

Action Now - Berlin 2012

French annual algebraic topology meeting (GDR)

2012-10-24 through 2012-10-26
University of Lille, France
Lille; France

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: Benoit Fresse

Description

This is the annual French algebraic topology meeting. Its aim is to gather together young phd students with more experimented researchers. In particular, there will a series of contributed talks by phd students and post-docs.

Series of lectures by Birgit Richter (Universität Hamburg)

Invited speakers:

Emily Burgunder (Université Toulouse 3)
Natàlia Castellana (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Joana Cirici (Freie Universität Berlin)
Pierre-Louis Curien (CNRS & Université Paris 7)
Frédéric Déglise (CNRS & ENS Lyon)
Aurélien Djament (CNRS & Université de Nantes)
Frédéric Paugam (Université Paris 6)
Stephen Theriault (University of Souphamton)
Antonio Viruel (Universidad de Málaga)
Thomas Willwacher (Harvard University)

Midwest Topology Seminar

2012-10-27 through 2012-10-28
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

Speakers:

David Ayala, Nathan Dunfield, Soren Galatius, Shelly Harvey, Tyler Lawson, Michael Mandell, Peter Ozsvath, Dylan Thurston, Inna Zakharevich,

November 2012

Texas Geometry/Topology Conference

2012-11-09 through 2012-11-11
Rice University
Houston, TX; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: geometry, topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

This is the an announcement of the 2012 Fall Texas Geometry/Topology Conference.

The speakers will be

  • Matthew Bainbridge, Indiana University
  • Tom Church, Stanford University
  • Gavril Farkas, Humboldt University
  • Samuel Grushevsky, Stony Brook University
  • Sarah Koch, Harvard University
  • Eduard Looijenga, University of Utrecht
  • Howard Masur, University of Chicago

There is money available to support grad students and postdocs who want to attend. The deadline to apply for support is Oct 19. More information and a registration form can be found on the homepage.

Barcelona Topology Workshop

2012-11-30 through 2012-12-01
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Bellaterra; Spain

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

This is the annual meeting of the Grup de Topologia Algebraica de Barcelona. The workshop starts on Friday 30st November at noon and ends on Saturday the 1st December early in the afternoon.

There will be seven lectures, on Friday 30st November (4 lectures) and Saturday 1st December (3 lectures in the morning).

The following speakers have agreed to give talks

  • Andy Baker (University of Glasgow)
  • David Gepner (Universität Regensburg)
  • Àlex González de Miguel (University of Aberdeen)
  • Muriel Livernet (Université de Paris XIII)
  • Norio Iwase (Kyushu University)
  • Fernando Muro (Universidad de Sevilla)
  • Jérôme Scherer (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)

Organising Committee: Carles Broto (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) and Imma Gálvez (Universitat Politècnica de Barcelona )

If you wish to attend, or for any further information, please contact either of the organisers.

December 2012

Higher Geometric Structures along the Lower Rhine

2012-12-06 through 2012-12-07
Radboud University Nijmegen
Nijmegen; Netherlands

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

Jointly organised by Bonn (MPI), Nijmegen, and Utrecht. See homepage for list of speakers and for registration.

Tech Topology Conference

2012-12-07 through 2012-12-09
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: geometry, topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

2nd annual Tech Topology Conference

Organizers: John Etnyre and Dan Margalit

Speakers:

  • Inanc Baykur, Max Planck
  • Joan Birman, Columbia
  • Matthew Hedden, Michigan State
  • Sarah Koch, Harvard
  • Jeremy Van Horn-Morris, Arkansas
  • Rebecca Winarski, Georgia Tech

This conference is supported by the National Science Foundation. To apply for financial support, see the web site.

Workshop on High Dimensional Topology

2012-12-08 through 2012-12-09
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

The focus of this conference is the topology of high dimensional manifolds, featuring techniques from surgery theory, geometric group theory, algebraic K-theory, and geometry. The conference will mark the retirement of Frank Connolly.

The speakers are:

  • Mike Davis (Ohio State University)
  • Tom Farrell (Binghamton University)
  • Ian Hambleton (McMaster University)
  • Qayum Khan (Indiana University)
  • Ivonne Ortiz (Miami University, Ohio)
  • Larry Taylor (University of Notre Dame)
  • Shmuel Weinberger (University of Chicago)

More details, including information about lodging and registration, are found on the conference webpage.

The conference will be partially supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation. Some funds are available to support travel and lodging costs of participants, especially for graduate students and junior faculty without other support.

ASPECTS of Topology in Geometry and Physics

2012-12-17 through 2012-12-19
Oxford University
Oxford; UK

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology, geometry, physics

Contact: see conference website

Description

The conference aims to gather leading researchers and to showcase topological ideas in a variety of current research developments. It marks and honours the 70th birthday of Graeme Segal.

Speakers: Michael Atiyah, University of Edinburgh
David Ben-Zvi, University of Texas at Austin
Kevin Costello, Northwestern University
Simon Donaldson, Imperial College, London
Nigel Hitchin
, Oxford University
Michael Hopkins, Harvard University
Soren Galatius, Stanford University
Maxim Kontsevich, IHES, Paris
Gregory Moore*, Rudgers University
Constantin Teleman, Berkeley University
(*to be confirmed)

Schedule: On Monday afternoon Michael Hopkins will give the Astor Lecture. This is followed by plenary talks on Tuesday and Wednesday. The conference dinner on Wednesday evening will be in honour of Graeme Segal. A detailed schedule with titles and abstracts will follow.

International Conference on Mathematical Sciences

2012-12-28 through 2012-12-31
Science College, Nagpur run by Shri Shivaji Education Society, Amravati and affiliated to R.T.M. Nag
Nagpur and Maharashtra; India

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: Applications of Mathematics in Sciences, Pure and Applied Mathematics, Analysis, Differential Equati

Contact: Dr. D K Burghate, Dr G S Khadekar and Dr G R Avacahar

Description

To celebrating 125th Birth Anniversary of great Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujam declared as a “National Mathematical year” by Government of India. To commemorate this occasion we are holding an International Conference on Mathematical Sciences, Dec 28-31, 2012. The academicians round the globe are being invited to participate in it.

The aim of this conference is to provide a common platform to scientists/ Mathematicians / Physicists/ Statisticians working in various sub-disciplines of Mathematical Sciences around the world. This will help in developing a great mutual understanding and appreciation of interdisciplinary subjects. It will encourage and inspire the young researchers to undertake advanced learning and enlighten the faculty to accelerate their efforts in achieving the goal of quality education.

January 2013

Special Session on Homotopy Theory and Commutative Algebra

2013-01-10 through 2013-01-11
Joint Math Meetings
San Diego, CA; USA

Meeting Type: AMS special session

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

Speakers:

  • Jesse Burke (UCLA)
  • Olgur Celikbas (Missouri)
  • Amanda Croll (Nebraska)
  • William Dwyer (Notre Dame)
  • James Gillespie (Ramapo College)
  • Mark Hovey (Wesleyan)
  • Saeed Nasseh (North Dakota State)
  • Nicholas Nguyen (UC San Diego)
  • Marcy Robertson (Western Ontario)
  • Brooke Shipley (UIC)
  • Joanna Su (Providence College)
  • Melissa Tolley (North Carolina State)
  • Mark Walker (Nebraska)
  • Ben Williams (USC)

We will be planning a group lunch at a nearby restaurant on Thursday after the talks. Please let one of the organizers know if you would like to attend so that we can make a reservation.

February 2013

Young Geometric Group Theory Meeting

2013-02-03 through 2013-02-07
Technion
Haifa; Israel

Meeting Type: meeting

Subject Area: geometric group theory

Contact: see conference website

Description

YGGT is a series of conferences addressing young researchers in geometric group theory and related areas. The series was initiated in 2011 with the first meeting taking place in January 2012 in Bedlewo, Poland.

This meeting will be similar in format to the first meeting, whose website you can find here. In particular, we will follow a similar schedule with four minicourses (4h each) and seven plenary talks (1h each). In addition there will be discussion sessions in smaller groups.

Registration is open until November 15th.

Best regards, The organizers and the scientific committee of YGGT2,

Uri Bader, Jason Behrstock, Michael Björklund, Remi Coulon, Tullia Dymarz, Tobias Hartnick, Piotr Przytycki, Bertrand Remy, Roman Sauer and Alexey Talambutsa

Texas Geometry and Topology Conference

2013-02-08 through 2013-02-10
UT Arlington and TCU
Arlington, TX; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: geometry, topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

Speakers:

  • Paul Bracken, University of Texas, Pan American
  • Gueo Grantcharov, Florida International University
  • Sean Paul, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Daniel Ramras, New Mexico State University
  • Julie Rowlett, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Bonn
  • Stephan Stolz, University of Notre Dame
  • Joseph Wolf, University of California, Berkeley

Winter School on Contact Topology

2013-02-18 through 2013-02-22
Jagiellonian University
Krakow; Poland

Meeting Type: winter school

Subject Area: geometric topology, contact topology, geometric surgery

Contact: Andrzej Czarnecki

Description

The main theme will be surgery and contact structures. This will include surgery presentations of 3-dimensional contact manifolds, introduction to surgery techniques for higher-dimensional manifolds and applications of contact structures to questions in geometric topology.

This is the second of two one-week schools on contact topology, each with 15 hours of lectures and roughly 15 hours of problem solving.

Lectures by Hansjörg Geiges, Universität zu Köln.

Texas Undergraduate Topology and Geometry Conference

2013-02-22 through 2013-02-24
University of Texas
Austin, TX; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: topology, geometry

Contact: see conference website

Description

TeXTaG (with apologies to the toll roads folks) is intended to give undergraduate researchers working in topology and geometry a chance to present their work, and to give undergraduates from Texas and neighboring states a chance to network, learn some math, and think about next steps.

Modeled after the Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics, this conference will feature two outside speakers:

  • Abigail Thompson (University of California at Davis), and
  • David Auckly (Kansas State University)

The remainder of the schedule will depend on how many students sign up to speak. The emphasis is on undergraduates talking to undergraduates, but we're likely to have panel discussions on subjects such as graduate school and teaching. The conference will begin with a reception on Friday evening, and end around noon on Sunday.

For more information and to register, see the conference webpage. We anticipate being able to provide accommodations and travel funding to a majority of participants from Texas and neighboring states. Students from farther away are welcome to attend, but will need to make their own travel arrangements.

Midwest Topology Seminar, Winter 2013

2013-02-23 through 2013-02-23
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana-Champaign, IL; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

The Midwest Topology Seminar Winter 2013 will be Saturday February 23, 2013 at Urbana-Champaign.

Speakers:
Alejandro Adem
Kathryn Lesh
Nick Rozenblyum
Julianna Tymoczko

Southern California Geometric Analysis Seminar

2013-02-23 through 2013-02-24
UCSD
San Diego, CA; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: geometric analysis

Contact: see conference website

Description

The 20th Southern California Geometric Analysis Seminar will be held at the University of California, San Diego on the weekend of February 23-24th, 2013.

The invited speakers are:

  • Gerard Besson (Grenoble)
  • Hubert Bray (Duke)
  • S.-Y. Alice Chang (Princeton)
  • Pengfei Guan (McGill)
  • Aaron Naber (MIT)
  • Gang Tian (Princeton/Beijing)
  • Steve Zelditch (Northwestern)

This conference is funded by the National Science Foundation. Some travel support is available for participants. Priority for funding will be given to graduate students and recent PhDs. Women mathematicians and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Priority for funding will be given to those who register and request support before January 11th, 2013. For registration and more information, please visit the website.

March 2013

Spring Redbud Geometry and Topology Conference

2013-03-09 through 2013-03-10
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: geometry, topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

The second Spring Redbud Geometry and Topology conference will be happening on March 9-10, 2013, with a graduate workshop to be held on Friday, March 8. Details can be found at the conference website.

G^3: Geometric Group theory on the Gulf

2013-03-21 through 2013-03-24
South Padre Island, TX; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: geometric group theory

Contact: see conference website

Description

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Spring Topology and Dynamics Conference

2013-03-23 through 2013-03-25
Central Connecticut State University
New Britain, CT; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: topology, dynamics

Contact: see conference website

Description

The conference is made up of five special sessions in addition to some longer talks. This year's plenary and semi-plenary speakers in geometric group theory and geometric topology are Lee Mosher, Dani Wise, Bill Floyd, Eriko Hironaka, Adam Levine, and David Shea Vela-Vick.

A limited amount of travel funding is expected to be available to support graduate students and other early-career mathematicians. The deadline to apply for funding is January 27, and application instructions will be available through the conference website soon.

British Mathematical Colloquium 2013

2013-03-25 through 2013-03-28
University of Sheffield
Sheffield; Great Britain

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: category theory, k-theory, representation theory, number theory, topology

Contact: David Barnes and Pokman Cheung

Description

The British Mathematical Colloquium 2013 will be held at the University of Sheffield on 25-28 March. There will be plenary lectures in the morning and a number of specialised workshops in the afternoon. In particular, here is the list of speakers at the topology workshop:

Julian Gibbons (Imperial)
Magdalena Kedziorek (Sheffield)
Martin Palmer (Oxford)
Birgit Richter (Hamburg)
Constanze Roitzheim (Kent)
Andrew Russhard (Aberdeen/Southampton)
Markus Szymik (Copenhagen)
Raymond Vozzo (Glasgow/Adelaide)

For more information about the event (e.g. registration, hotels), please check out our web page or feel free to contact the organisers.

David Barnes and Pokman Cheung

Equivariant, Chromatic, and Motivic Homotopy Theory

2013-03-25 through 2013-03-29
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL; USA

Meeting Type: Conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology, homotopy theory

Contact: Anna Marie Bohmann, John Francis, Paul Goerss

Description

This is a conference on homotopy theory and related geometry and category theory to be held at Northwestern University. We hope to showcase advances on all fronts, with an emphasis on new and revealing computations.

Below is a provisional list of speakers. A few will be in residence for a longer period.

Mark Behrens (MIT)
Andrew Blumberg (Texas)
Robert Bruner (Wayne State)
Dan Dugger (Oregon)
Teena Gerhardt (Michigan State)
Hans-Werner Henn (Strasbourg)
Dan Isaksen (Wayne State)
Mike Hill (Virginia)
Igor Kriz (Michigan)
Nitu Kitchloo (Johns Hopkins)
Tyler Lawson (Minnesota)
Michael Mandell (Indiana)
Niko Naumann (Regensburg)
Kyle Ormsby (MIT)
Kate Ponto (Kentucky)
Doug Ravenel (Rochester)
Charles Rezk (Illinois)
Brooke Shipley (Illinois Chicago)
Nat Stapleton (MIT)
Vesna Stojanoska (MIT)

April 2013

Higher Structure 2013: Operads and Deformation Theory

2013-04-02 through 2013-04-05
Newton Institute
Cambridge; UK

Meeting Type: workshop

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

This is the second workshop of the "Grothendieck-Teichmüller Groups, Deformation and Operads" programme. See website for speaker list and registration.

Graduate Student Topology and Geometry Conference

2013-04-06 through 2013-04-07
University of Notre Dame
Nodre Dame, IN; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: geometry, topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

Deadline for funding applications or talk proposals: February 10, 2013

This conference provides a space for graduate students to present their work in topology and geometry to each other. Talks by graduate students will make up the majority of the conference -- students are invited to submit proposals for talks by February 10, 2013. Previous versions of this conference have been large, diverse and fun, and we expect 2013 to be no different.

We expect to be able to provide some funding to students without alternative resources, thanks to an award from the National Science Foundation.

We will also have presentations by young faculty in the field, as well as leading established researchers.

Grothendieck-Teichmüller theory and Multiple Zeta Values

2013-04-08 through 2013-04-12
Newton Institute
Cambridge; UK

Meeting Type: workshop

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

This is the third workshop of the "Grothendieck-Teichmüller Groups, Deformation and Operads" programme. See website for more details.

19th NRW Topology Meeting

2013-04-19 through 2013-04-20
University of Osnabrueck
Osnabrueck; Germany

Meeting Type: Meeting

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: Oliver Roendigs

Description

The following have agreed to speak at the meeting:

  • Ilan Barnea
  • Georg Biedermann
  • Ian Hambleton
  • Shane Kelly
  • Thomas Nikolaus
  • Irakli Patchkoria
  • Chris Schommer-Pries

3-Manifolds : Heegaard Splittings, the Curve Complex, and Hyperbolic Geometry

2013-04-19 through 2013-04-21
Rice University
Houston, TX; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: geometric topology, 3-manifolds

Contact: Tim Cochran, Shelly Harvey, and Andrew Putman

Description

Rice University is hosting a conference about 3-manifolds and related topics in honor of John Hempel's retirement on April 19th-21st, 2013.

The list of speakers is as follows:

Ian Agol (University of California, Berkeley)
Cameron Gordon (University of Texas, Austin)
William Jaco (Oklahoma State University)
Jesse Johnson (Oklahoma State University)
Tao Li (Boston College)
Saul Schleimer (University of Warwick)
Peter Shalen (University of Illinois, Chicago)
Maggy Tomova (University of Iowa)

Young researchers (PhD students and those whose PhD was granted after 01/01/2010) are encouraged to apply for financial support. The deadline for request for support is March 22, 2013.

Registration is required, whether or not the participant is requesting support. Please register by April 5, 2013. Everyone is welcome. There are no registration fees.

The conference is supported by the National Science Foundation and the Dean of Natural Sciences at Rice University.

The Great Lakes Geometry Conference

2013-04-20 through 2013-04-21
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: geometry

Contact: see conference website

Description

The invited speakers are:

  • Bo Berndtsson (Chalmers)
  • Lydia Bieri (Michigan)
  • Toby Colding (MIT)
  • Rafe Mazzeo (Stanford)
  • Yanir Rubinstein (Maryland)
  • Christopher Sogge (Johns Hopkins)
  • Gábor Székelyhidi (Notre Dame)
  • Shing-Tung Yau (Harvard)

Partial travel support is available for participants (funds are pending from the NSF). Priority for funding will be given to graduate students and recent PhDs. Women mathematicians and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Priority for funding will be given to those who register and request support before February 6, 2013.

2013 Talbot Workshop on Chromatic Homotopy Theory

2013-04-21 through 2013-04-27
MIT
South Lake Tahoe, California; USA

Meeting Type: Graduate Workshop

Subject Area: Algebraic Topology

Contact: Hiro Lee Tanaka

Description

2013 TALBOT WORKSHOP: CHROMATIC HOMOTOPY THEORY APRIL 21-27, 2013 LAKE TAHOE, CALIFORNIA

This posting announces the 2013 Talbot Workshop on chromatic homotopy theory, mentored by Mark Behrens and Tyler Lawson.

Topic: The 2013 workshop, aimed toward graduate students and other young researchers, will focus on understanding chromatic homotopy theory. Developed by many mathematicians throughout the past few decades, this theory has produced powerful structural and calculational principles in topology and remains a highly active research area. Topics covered or touched on will include the chromatic spectral sequence; the landmark nilpotence and periodicity theorems of Devinatz, Hopkins and Smith; Morava's K- and E-theories; topological modular and automorphic forms; Gross-Hopkins duality; the telescope and chromatic splitting conjectures; and possibly others as time allows.

Mentor: The 2013 Talbot Workshop will be mentored by Mark Behrens of MIT and by Tyler Lawson of University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Format: The workshop discussions had an expository character and the talks were given by the participants of the workshop. The afternoon schedule was kept clear for informal discussions and collaborations.

Timeline: Interested participants should fill out the application form by noon on Monday, December 3, 2012. Due to funding and space constraints, we may be unable to host all applicants--the organizers will notify applicants by Tuesday, December 11, 2012, if we are unable to accommodate them. We will then solicit volunteers among the participants to give the workshop's talks.

Funding: We will cover all local expenses including lodging and food. We also have limited funding available for participants' travel costs.

Who should apply: Talbot is meant to encourage collaboration among young researchers, particularly graduate students. To this end, the workshop aims to gather participants with a diverse array of knowledge and interests, so applicants need not be an expert in the field. In particular, students at all levels of graduate education are encouraged to apply.

Background reading: This year we will ask participants to be familiar with some topics prior to arrival--these include (1) the basics of spectra, (2) the relationships between complex cobordism, formal group laws, and Brown-Peterson cohomology, (3) Bousfield localizations, and (4) the Adams and Adams-Novikov spectral sequences. Basic resources and references will be provided for learning this material, and we will provide further details as the workshop approaches.

Information: Further information about the workshop (and the application) are available at:

http://math.mit.edu/talbot

The website also contains information about--and notes collected from--past Talbot workshops.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to e-mail the organizers at talbotworkshop (at) gmail.com.

Organizers: Sheel Ganatra Saul Glasman Gijs Heuts Hiro Lee Tanaka

Young Topology Meeting UK

2013-04-25 through 2013-04-26
Imperial College London
London; UK

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: topology

Contact: Senja Barthel

Description

The Young Topology Meeting UK is an opportunity for PhD students and early career mathematicians to present and discuss their work with other young topologists. Every participant is encouraged to present own research by giving a talk. The meeting is open to non-UK based topologists as well. Main speaker: Dr. Andrew Lobb (Durham) Some funding will be available.

May 2013

Geometry Day

2013-05-10 through 2013-05-10
King's College London
London; UK

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: geometry

Contact: see conference website

Description

Tentative Schedule:

  • 10:00 - 10:30 Reception in S-2.08
  • 10:30 - 11:20 Harold Rosenberg, IMPA
  • 11:30 - 12:20 Carlo Sinestrari, University of Rome
  • 12:20 - 15:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 - 15:50 Matthias Schneider, Heidelberg University
  • 16:00 - 16:50 Jacob Bernstein, The Johns Hopkins University
  • 17:00 - 17:30 Coffee break in S-2.08
  • 17:30 - 18:20 Frédéric Hélein, University of Paris
  • 20:00 - Dinner (venue tba)

Midwest Topology Seminar

2013-05-11 through 2013-05-12
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

none

Pacific Northwest Geometry Seminar

2013-05-11 through 2013-05-12
Portland State University
Portland, OR; USA

Meeting Type: seminar

Subject Area: geometry

Contact: see conference website

Description

Speakers

  • Ailana Fraser (UBC) Minimal surfaces in the ball and a compactness result
  • Simon Gindikin (Rutgers) Complex geometry and complex analysis on symmetric spaces

  • Joel Fish (MIT) From Gromov to the Moon

  • Paul Bryan (UCSD) Isoperimetry and Viscosity Solutions in Geometric Evolution Equations

  • Lisa Traynor (Bryn Mawr) The Geography of Lagrangian Cobordisms

  • Lan-Hsuan Huang (UConn) Hypersurfaces with non-negative scalar curvature

BayAreaDifferentialGeometrySeminar

2013-05-18 through 2013-05-18
Stanford University
Stanford, CA; USA

Meeting Type: seminar

Subject Area: geometry

Contact: see conference website

Description

The speakers are

  • Michael Hutchings (UC, Berkeley),
  • Xin Zhou (Stanford),
  • Yi Wang (Stanford),
  • Jeff Viaclovsky (U Wisconsin, Madison).

LS60 - Conference in Algebra and Topology -

2013-05-22 through 2013-05-24
University of Nantes
Nantes ; France

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: Aurélien Djament, Vincent Franjou, Geoffrey Powell, Christine Vespa

Description

------ First announcement -----

Conference in Algebra and Topology celebrating Lionel Schwartz's 60th birthday

University of Nantes (France), 22-24 May 2013 starting at 2pm on Wednesday 22nd May.

Scientific committee: Haynes Miller (MIT), Bob Oliver (Paris 13), Jean-Claude Thomas (Angers)

Participants wishing to contribute a talk should send a title and an abstract. Deadline for talk submission: March 31st, 2013

All information will be posted on the webpage http://www.math.sciences.univ-nantes.fr/~LS60/

The organizers Aurélien Djament (Nantes), Vincent Franjou (Nantes), Geoffrey Powell (Angers), Christine Vespa (Strasbourg)

Contact: LS60@univ-nantes.fr

Lehigh Geometry/Topology Conference

2013-05-24 through 2013-05-26
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: geometry, topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

As usual, there will be 6 or 7 invited talks, plus parallel sessions of 40-minute contributed talks. As usual, one of the invited speakers is in algebraic topology, and this year it will be Mark Behrens (MIT).

20th Gökova Geometry / Topology Conference

2013-05-27 through 2013-06-01
Gökova; Turkey

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic geometry, topology

Contact: Ben Walter

Description

Preliminary list of invited speakers/participants

M. Kapranov       A. Zelevinsky       S. Bauer
E. Eftekhary       A. Oancea       M. Can
I. Tyomkin       O. Ceyhan       A. Alekseev
T. Ekholm       I. Baykur      

Scientific Committee : D. Auroux, Y. Eliashberg, I. Itenberg, G. Mikhalkin, S. Akbulut

Organizing Commitee : T. Önder, S. Koçak, A. Degtyarev, O. Kisisel, Y. Ozan, T. Etgü, S. Salur

Homotopical Methods in Algebraic Geometry

2013-05-28 through 2013-06-01
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic geometry, algebraic topology

Contact: Mark Walker

Description

The conference ``Homotopical methods in algebraic geometry" will be held Tuesday, May 28 through Saturday June 1, 2013 at the University of Southern California. The conference webpage, which includes a list of speakers, is available at

https://sites.google.com/site/hmag2013/

Some funding is available to support travel to and lodging in Los Angeles during the conference, especially for early career mathematicians. We request that everyone interested in attending the conference register at:

https://sites.google.com/site/hmag2013/registration

Because of the large number of requests for funding, we ask that students or postdocs interested in attending submit a 1 paragraph explanation of how they will benefit from attending the conference (to be input in the "additional comments" box). For graduate students, we also ask that a senior mathematician send a short recommendation on your behalf to:

mwalker5@unl.edu

To receive full consideration for funding, we request that you register and submit all requested materials by March 31, 2013.

Best regards

The organizers (Aravind Asok, Eric Friedlander, Christian Haesemeyer, Mark Walker, Chuck Weibel)

Geometry and Physics (GAP 2013)

2013-05-30 through 2013-06-01
U. Waterloo
Montréal, Québec; Canada

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: geometry, physics

Contact: see conference website

Description

This year's theme is: wall-crossing and integrable systems.

This year, the format of GAP will be different, with 5 mini-courses on different aspects of the chosen theme. The short courses will benefit graduate students and postdoctoral fellows as well as the participants of the 3-14 June, 2013, CRM conference "Moduli Spaces and their Invariants in Mathematical Physics", whose second week will include a number of talks on wall-crossing. Our schedule will also allow ample time between talks for discussions.

GAP 2013 is now the fifth installment in what has become an annual tradition. The history of GAP and more information about this year's conference can be found here: http://www.math.uwaterloo.ca/~gap/

Organizers: Marco Gualtieri (Toronto), Spiro Karigiannis (Waterloo), Ruxandra Moraru (Waterloo), Johannes Walcher (McGill), and McKenzie Wang (McMaster).


Mini-courses will be given by:

• Philip Boalch (École Normale Supérieure & CNRS)

• Sergey Cherkis (University of Arizona)

• Tamàs Hausel (EPF Lausanne)

• Andrew Neitzke (University of Texas at Austin)

• Lauren Williams (UC Berkeley)

Please see the conference website for the most up-to-date information.

June 2013

3rd Meeting in Geometry, Topology and Math. Physics

2013-06-06 through 2013-06-08
UIR-CRMEF
Rabat; Morocco

Meeting Type: summer school

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: Dr. Mamouni My Ismail

Description

The 3rd Meeting in Geometry, Topology and Math. Physics will be held in Rabat-Morocco on 6-8 June 2013. The meeting will be organized as a 3 days mini-school on three courses: Operads (B. Vallette, Nice, France), TQFT (L. Charles, Paris, France), Topological Robotics (L. Vandembroucq, Praga, Portugal). The meeting is dedicated to the memory of Jean-Louis Loday For further information, see http://algtop.net

Young Women in Topology

2013-06-07 through 2013-06-09
University of Bonn, Department of Mathematics
Bonn; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: Mrs. George (GRK1150)

Description

see conference website

WORKSHOP IN GEOMETRIC TOPOLOGY

2013-06-13 through 2013-06-15
Grand Rapids, MI; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

PRINCIPAL SPEAKER: The featured speaker is Pedro Ontaneda of Binghamton University. He will give a series of three one-hour lectures on "Riemannian Hyperbolization".

CONTRIBUTED TALKS: Participants are invited to contribute talks.

FUNDING: The workshop is partially supported by the National Science Foundation and Calvin College. Limited funds will be available to support travel and local expenses of participants. Priority will be given to graduate students and those without other funding sources.

ABSTRACT OF THE LECTURES: Negatively curved Riemannian manifolds are fundamental objects in many areas of mathematics, but very few examples are known: besides the hyperbolic ones, the other known examples are the Mostow-Siu examples (1980, dimension 4), the Gromov-Thurston examples (1987), the exotic Farrell-Jones examples (1989), and the three examples of Deraux (2005, dimension 6). Hence, apart from dimensions 4 and 6, every known example of a closed negatively curved Riemannian manifold is homeomorphic to either a hyperbolic one or a branched cover of a hyperbolic one.

On the other hand, Charney-Davis strict hyperbolization (1995) produces a rich and abundant class of (non-Riemannian) negatively curved spaces. Charney-Davis hyperbolization builds on the hyperbolization process introduced by Gromov in 1987 and later studied by Davis and Januszkiewicz (1991). But the negatively curved manifolds constructed using the Charney-Davis strict hyperbolization process are very far from being Riemannian because the metrics have large and highly complicated sets of singularities.

In three Lectures we will sketch how to remove all the singularities from Charney-Davis hyperbolized manifolds, obtaining in this way a Riemannian strict hyperbolization process. Hence, through this work, we now know that the class of Riemannian negatively curved manifolds is also rich and large. And we can say that, in some sense, Riemannian negative curvature abounds in nature. Moreover we show we can do the Riemannian hyperbolization in a pinched way, that is, with curvature as close to -1 as desired.

Here are two of the many direct consequences of Riemannian hyperbolization that we will mention in the Lectures: (1) Every closed smooth manifold is smoothly cobordant to a closed Riemannian manifold with curvatures $epsilon$-close to -1, for every $epsilon>0$. (2) Every closed almost flat manifold is a cusp cross section of a finite volume pinched negatively curved manifold.

In the first half of Lecture One we will state the main result and its corollaries. In the second half of Lecture One and part of Lecture Two we will introduce three geometric processes: the two-variable warping trick (based on the Farrell-Jones warping trick), warp forcing, and hyperbolic extensions. Also in Lecture Two we will discuss the construction of extremely useful differentiable structures: normal differentiable structures on cubical manifolds and on Charney-Davis hyperbolizations. Finally in Lecture Three we will sketch how to smooth metrics on hyperbolic cones and sketch how smooth Charney-Davis hyperbolized manifolds.

Algebraic Geometry and Hyperbolic Geometry - New Connections

2013-06-16 through 2013-06-22
Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro; Brazil

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic geometry

Contact: see conference website

Description

This conference is supported by the National Science Foundation and by IMPA. Travel support will be available. Graduate students, recent PhDs and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to attend the conference and apply for travel support. Priority will be given to those requesting support before March 1st, 2013.

The focus of this conference is on recent interactions between algebraic geometry and hyperbolic geometry which include: 2-dimensional Cremona group, fundamental groups of Kaehler manifolds, minimal model program and geometrization, geometry of complex ball quotients.

Conference in honour of Georges Maltsiniotis

2013-06-17 through 2013-06-18
l'Université Paris 7
Paris; France

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: Dimitri Ara, Jonathan Chiche et Denis-Charles Cisinski

Description

In honor of the 65th birthday of Georges Maltsiniotis, a conference has been organized in Paris 7 on June 17-18. Talks will be delivered by:

  • Dimitri Ara (Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen)
  • Alain Bruguières (Université Montpellier 2)
  • Albert Burroni (Université Paris 7)
  • Pierre Cartier (IHES)
  • Denis-Charles Cisinski (Université Toulouse 3)
  • Caroline Gruson (Université de Lorraine)
  • André Joyal (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  • Bruno Kahn (CNRS, Institut de mathématiques de Jussieu)
  • Bernhard Keller (Université Paris 7) (to be confirmed)
  • Ieke Moerdijk (Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen)
  • Jacques Sauloy (Université Toulouse 3)
  • Bertrand Toën (CNRS, Université Montpellier 2)
  • André Warusfel

Algebraic Topology and Abelian Functions

2013-06-18 through 2013-06-22
Steklov Institute
Moscow; Russia

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

none

Low-dimensional Topology and Geometry in Toulouse

2013-06-24 through 2013-06-28
CIMI
Toulouse; France

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: topology, geometry

Contact: see conference website

Description

On the occasion of Michel Boileau's 60th birthday, an international conference on low-dimensional topology and geometry will be held at the Toulouse Mathematics Institute, in Toulouse, France, 24-28 June 2013.

Plenary talks will be given by :

  • D. Calegari (Chicago)
  • V. Colin (Nantes)
  • D. Cooper (Santa Barbara)
  • S. Friedl (Köln)
  • D. Gabai (Princeton)
  • F. Guéritaud (Lille)
  • S. Kerckhoff (Stanford)
  • T. Li (Boston)
  • Y. Ni (Caltech)
  • J. Purcell (Brigham Young)
  • A. Reid (Austin)
  • H. Rubinstein (Melbourne)
  • P. Shalen (Chicago)
  • J. Souto (Vancouver)
  • G. Walsh (Tufts)
  • R. Weidmann (Kiel)

Higher Algebras and Lie-infinity Homotopy Theory

2013-06-25 through 2013-06-28
University of Luxembourg
Luxembourg City; Luxembourg

Meeting Type: workshop

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

Homotopy invariant notions of algebraic and geometric objects have been receiving more and more attention in the past years, with many new ideas providing a fruitful interplay between, for instance, homotopical algebra for algebras and operads, higher Lie algebroids, and theory of higher categories. The goal of this workshop is to explore some recent progress in these areas. In addition to research reports, we envisage a mini-course on Lie-infinity methods in rational homotopy theory, a recurring topic implicitly present at the core of all these areas. The workshop will include enough time for discussions, and a problem session.

July 2013

Low-dimensional topology, knots and ordered groups

2013-07-01 through 2013-07-05
CIRM
Luminy; France

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

Organized around and in recognition of Dale Rolfsen's research contributions throughout his career, this conference intends to bring together researchers from each of these active areas.

Please note that space for this conference will be limited, and registration is required. The deadline for registration is March 1.

Ricci curvature: limit spaces and Kaehler geometry

2013-07-01 through 2013-07-12
ICMS
Edinburgh; UK

Meeting Type: summer school, workshop

Subject Area: geometry

Contact: see conference website

Description

The theme of the programme will be the geometry and analysis of the Ricci tensor on Riemannian manifolds, with applications to the study of Einstein metrics and to Kahler geometry.

Limited funding is available to support participants and can be applied for through the online application forms. Applications for funding will be considered for participants applying by 31 December 2012. Funding decisions will be made and communicated to participants by 31 January 2013.

Workshop on Applications of Category Theory

2013-07-02 through 2013-07-05
Macquarie University
Sydney, NSW; Australia

Meeting Type: workshop

Subject Area: applications of category theory

Contact: Steve Lack

Description

Four-day workshop consisting of lectures by four invited speakers, and focussing on applications of category theory.

  • Richard Garner (introduction and background)
  • Marcelo Aguiar (combinatorics, Hopf algebras)
  • Scott Morrison (fusion categories)
  • Mike Shulman (homotopy theory)

See also the separate listing for conference the following week.

Combinatorial Structures in Algebra and Topology

2013-07-03 through 2013-07-06
University of Osnabrueck
Osnabrueck; Germany

Meeting Type: Conference

Subject Area: commutative algebra, algebraic topology

Contact: Oliver Roendigs

Description

This is the concluding conference "Combinatorial Structures in Algebra and Topology" of the graduate school "Combinatorial Structures in Algebra and Topology".

Invited Speakers:

  • Morten Brun (University of Bergen)
  • Graham Denham (University of Western Ontario)
  • Neil Epstein (George Mason University)
  • David Gepner (University of Regensburg)
  • Jürgen Herzog (University of Duisburg-Essen)
  • Thomas Kahle (TU München)
  • Uwe Nagel (University of Kentucky)
  • Paul Arne Østvær (University of Oslo)
  • Anurag Singh (University of Utah)
  • Greg Smith (Queen's University Kingston)
  • Markus Szymik (University of Copenhagen)
  • Matteo Vabaro (University of Genoa)

Speakers from or associated to the graduate school:

  • Georg Biedermann (University of Osnabrück)
  • Simone Böttger (University of Osnabrück)
  • Philip Herrmann (University of Hamburg)
  • Julio Moyano Fernández (University of Osnabrück)
  • Dang Hop Nguyen (University of Genoa)
  • Georgios Raptis (University of Osnabrück)
  • Christof Söger (University of Osnabrück)
  • Axel Stäbler (University of Mainz)
  • Florian Strunk (University of Regensburg)
  • Jan Uliczka (University of Osnabrück)

Category Theory 2013

2013-07-07 through 2013-07-13
Macquarie University
Sydney, NSW; Australia

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: category theory

Contact: Steve Lack

Description

Annual category theory conference.

Topologists and geometers very welcome.

See also separate listing for the Workshop on Applications of Category Theory the week before.

2013 Georgia Topology Conference: Geometry and Topology of Random Polygons and Applications to Polym

2013-07-08 through 2013-07-12
University of Georgia
Athens, GA; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology, geometric topology, symplectic geometry, statistical physics

Contact: Clayton Shonkwiler

Description

A common model for the shapes of polymers in solution is a random flight or closed random flight model. A closed random flight is a polygon in space. This means that the global geometry and topology of polygon spaces is highly relevant to the statistical geometry of random space polygons and hence to the statistical physics of polymers in solution. This year's Georgia Topology Conference is dedicated to exploring that connection, bringing together researchers working on the symplectic and algebraic geometry of polygon spaces with researchers interested in random polygons and random walks and their applications to biology and physics.

The conference runs from July 8-12 in Athens, GA. Travel support is available through a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Speakers include:

Tetsuo Deguchi (Ochanomizu University)

Yuanan Diao (University of North Carolina, Charlotte)

Claus Ernst (Western Kentucky University)

Alexander Grosberg (New York University)

Alessia Mandini (Instituto Superior Tecnico Lisboa)

Christopher Manon (George Mason University)

Kenneth Millett (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Laura Plunkett (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Uta Ziegler (Western Kentucky University)

Please visit the conference website for more information and to register: http://www.math.uga.edu/~topology/

Young Topologists Meeting

2013-07-08 through 2013-07-12
EPFL
Lausanne; Switzerland

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

none

Applied Topology

2013-07-21 through 2013-07-27
Będlewo; Poland

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: applied topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

The aim of the conference is to present various aspects of applied topology from classical to the recent research results. Among the main topics of the conference there are:

  • theory of TC (robot motion planning) and its various modifications (as well as the Lusternik-Schnirelmann category);
  • topology of configuration spaces (and applications, including applications to combinatorics);
  • stochastic algebraic topology (random complexes, random manifolds, applications);
  • Morse theory in the context of applications, discrete Morse theory;
  • some elements of computational topology;
  • applications of topology beyond mathematics, e.g. to magnetohydrodynamics, population biology, medicine, engineering and other sciences.

Conference in honor of Alan Weinstein

2013-07-22 through 2013-07-26
EPFL
Lausanne; Switzerland

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: geometry

Contact: see conference website

Description

The Conference honors Alan Weinstein and his contributions to mathematics. Weinstein has been one of the most influential figures in symplectic geometry, Poisson geometry, and its connections with mathematical physics and analysis in the past forty years. description Weinstein's fundamental contributions have shaped many areas of mathematics, and have inspired many others. This conference will be a forum to celebrate Alan Weinstein's fundamental contributions to mathematics, and to thank him for many years of mentorship; many of Weinstein's students and postdocs are now established figures themselves.

Samuel Eilenberg Centenary Conference

2013-07-22 through 2013-07-26
University of Warsaw
Warszawa (Warsaw); Poland

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: topology, category theory, computability

Contact: see conference website

Description

Preliminary Announcement

Samuel Eilenberg, one of mathematicians who shaped 20th century mathematics and made important contributions to theoretical computer science, was born in Warsaw on September 30, 1913. The Centenary Conference will be held in the city of his birth July 22-26, 2013.

The intention is to cover all the areas of Eilenberg's great contributions: topology, category theory and computability. The categorical viewpoint developed by Eilenberg and his collaborators lies behind many recent developments, thus the conference will be of relevance to a large body of current research in mathematics. The program of the Conference will consist of plenary lectures and contributed talks covering the wide scope of Eilenberg's mathematical legacy. Some historical materials will be presented to illustrate social context of his life.

The conference venue will be the old campus of the University of Warsaw, Alma Mater of Samuel Eilenberg. Already as a student Eilenberg was one of the most active members of the Warsaw topology group - he left Warsaw in April 1939, thus escaping the Holocaust. After several short employments at institutions in the USA, in 1947 Eilenberg settled at Columbia University, where he stayed until retirement in 1982. He was a member of the Polish and American Mathematical Societies and of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Samuel Eilenberg was an extraordinary personality; he was also a famous collector and expert in Southeast Asian art. He donated his impressive collection to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

The Conference is organized by the University of Warsaw, Polish Mathematical Society and the Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in collaboration with the American Mathematical Society and Columbia University. On the occasion of the conference a special volume of Fundamenta Mathematicae will appear, the journal in which Eilenberg published many papers, including his first (in 1934) and the last (in 1988) topological papers.

At the conference website you can subscribe to the electronic Conference Newsletter. The First Announcement will be distributed later in Fall.

International Conference and Workshop on Surfaces of Infinite Type

2013-07-29 through 2013-08-02
Centro de Ciencias Matemáticas de la UNAM
Morelia; Mexico

Meeting Type: conference, workshop

Subject Area: geometry

Contact: see conference website

Description

This is a satellite activity to the First Mathematical Congress of the Americas (www.mca2013.org).

This conference will bring together researchers in the study of both geometric and dynamical aspects of infinite-type surfaces. The main activities of the conference will be two mini-course lecture series, lectures by conference attendees, and dedicated time for collaboration.

The mini-courses will be aimed at non-experts in the respective fields of dynamics and geometry of infinite-type surfaces. They are as follows:

  • Wind-tree models, taught by Samuel Lelièvre (Orsay) and Vincent Delecroix (Jussieu)
  • Infinite dimensional Teichmüller spaces, taught by Alastair Fletcher (Northern Illinois University)

August 2013

Geometric Topology in New York

2013-08-12 through 2013-08-16
Columbia University
New York, NY; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

See website for speaker list and further information.

GAP XI Pittsburgh "Higher Geometry and Quantum Field Theory"

2013-08-19 through 2013-08-23
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA; USA

Meeting Type: Summer school and conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology, differential geometry, mathematical physics

Contact: Hisham Sati

Description

We are pleased to announce to eleventh edition of the annual GAP conference and summer school:

Geometry and Physics - "Séminaire itinérant" "Higher Geometry and Quantum Field Theory"

University of Pittsburgh August 19-23, 2013

Mini-course speakers:

- Ulrich Bunke (Regensburg)

- Kevin Costello (Northwestern)

- Stephan Stolz (Notre Dame)

Plenary speakers: To be announced.

The attendance fee is 0$. There will be limited support for travel and housing for young US participants. It is recommended to apply early. The deadline for applications is May 15, 2013.

For registration and more information, please visit the website:

http://www.geometryandphysics.org/

The organizers,

Hisham Sati (Pittsburgh)

Mathieu Stienon (Penn State)

Yannick Voglaire (Penn State)

Ping Xu (Penn State)

Wasatch Topology Conference

2013-08-21 through 2013-08-23
Yarrow Hotel
Park City, UT; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

The speakers are:

  • Noel Brady, U. of Oklahoma
  • Mark Hagen, U. of Michigan
  • Patrick Hooper, CUNY
  • Alexander Kolpakov, Vanderbilt
  • Kathryn Mann, U. of Chicago
  • Vladimir Markovic, Caltech
  • Patrick Reynolds, U. of Utah
  • Alex Wright, U. of Chicago

The organizers are: Mladen Bestvina, Ken Bromberg, Jon Chaika, Greg Conner, Jessica Purcell, Eric Swenson and Kevin Wortman.

Online course on Applications of Algebraic Topology

2013-08-26 through 2013-12-14
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA; USA

Meeting Type: oneline course

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: Isabel Darcy

Description

Free online course to prepare students and other researchers for the IMA Thematic Year on Scientific and Engineering Applications of Algebraic Topology, but all interested participants are welcome to register for free or for official credit. Workshop attendance is not required. Both pure and applied students/researchers are welcome to take this course. A variety of backgrounds often results in greater depth of analysis when analyzing real world problems. This course will be individualized to meet the interests and background of each participant. See course website for information on how to join live lectures (MWF 16:30 - 17:20 GMT). Lectures will also be recorded.

9th William Rowan Hamilton Geometry and Topology Workshop: Geometry and Groups after Thurston

2013-08-27 through 2013-08-31
The Hamilton Mathematics Institute, Trinity College
Dublin; Ireland

Meeting Type: workshop

Subject Area: geometry, topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

Organizing Committee: Javier Aramayona (NUI, Galway), Tom Brady (DCU), Martin Bridgeman (Boston College), Martin Bridson (Oxford University), Vladimir Dotsenko, (Trinity College Dublin), Brendan Guilfoyle, (Tralee institute of Technology), Tao Li, (Boston College), G. Robert Meyerhoff (Boston College).

The workshop will consist of a two day mini-course August 27-28, followed by a three day lecture series, August 29-31, 2013.

This year's topic for the workshop is Geometry and Groups after Thurston.

This past year has seen the passing of William P. Thurston (1946-2012) whose work and conjectural program influenced much of the research in the fields of low-dimensional geometry and topology and geometric group theory. Also recent progress has seen most of Thurston's conjectural program now solved. This year's workshop aims to consider new directions of research and new problems which will direct future research in the spirit of Thurston's original program.

Funding and Sponsors: The workshop is co-sponsored by Boston College, the GEAR Network, the HMI and the NSF. Funding is available for graduate students and junior researchers wishing to attend the mini-course and workshop. A limited amount of funding is also available for both junior and senior researchers wishing to attend the workshop. If you would like to request travel support you can do so on the workshop website at http://www.hamilton.tcd.ie/events/gt/gt2013/register.htm

Minicourse: This years minicourse will be given by Ken Bromberg (Utah) on Groups action on Quasi-Trees. The minicourse will run August 27-28 and consist of a two-day series of lectures and discussions. The target audience is graduate students and junior researchers.

Lecture Series: The lecture series will be August 29-31 and consist of a series of 45 minute talks. There will also be scheduled discussion and problem sessions.

September 2013

The Mathematical Legacy of Jean-Louis Loday

2013-09-04 through 2013-09-06
IRMA
Strasbourg; France

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology, algebraic K-theory, cyclic homology, algebraic operads

Contact: see conference website

Description

Jean-Louis Loday, directeur de recherche CNRS à l’IRMA, suddenly passed away on June 6, 2012. This conference, in his memory, aims to give a general picture of the mathematical research that he passed down to the mathematical community, including the study of the interplay between algebraic K-theory and cyclic homology, and the applications of the theory of algebraic operads.

Jean-Louis Loday, directeur de recherche CNRS à l’IRMA, nous a quittés brusquement le 6 juin 2012. Ce colloque, en sa mémoire, visera à donner une image des recherches mathématiques qu’il a transmises à la communauté mathématique, comprenant notamment l’étude des interactions entre la K-théorie algébrique et l’homologie cyclique, et les applications de la théorie des opérades algébriques.

West Coast Algebraic Topology Summer School

2013-09-06 through 2013-09-08
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR; USA

Meeting Type: summer school

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

WCATSS is being organized by and is for graduate students and postdocs. The theme of this year's program is infinity categories. For more information and to apply, visit our website.

The application deadline is Wednesday, July 31. If you have any questions, you can reach the organizers at wcatss13@gmail.com.

British Topology Meeting 2013

2013-09-09 through 2013-09-11
University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen; UK

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology, symplectic topology

Contact: Richard Hepworth

Description

The 28th British Topology Meeting takes place at the University of Aberdeen on September 9th-11th 2013. The invited speakers are:

  • Mohammed Abouzaid (Columbia University)
  • Natalia Castellana (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
  • Jonny Evans (University College London)
  • Lars Hesselholt (University of Copenhagen)
  • Mark McLean (University of Aberdeen)
  • Vera Vértesi (Université de Nantes)
  • Ergun Yalcin (Bilkent University)

There is also space in the schedule for contributed talks, and financial support is available for postgraduates and postdocs. For more information, and to register, please visit the conference website:

http://homepages.abdn.ac.uk/btm2013/

Queries can be sent to btm2013@abdn.ac.uk. We gratefully acknowledge support from the London Mathematical Society, the Glasgow Mathematical Journal Learning and Research Support Fund, and the Edinburgh Mathematical Society.

Category Theory and Algebraic Topology

2013-09-12 through 2013-09-14
Université catholique de Louvain
Louvain-la-Neuve; Belgium

Meeting Type: summer school

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

There will be three mini-courses, given by the following lecturers:

  • Kathryn Hess (EPFL)
  • Pascal Lambrechts (UCL)
  • Gavin Seal (EPFL).

This Summer School is jointly organized by the research groups in category theory and in algebraic topology at the Université catholique de Louvain and at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. A second Summer School will take place at the EPFL in 2014, and will be announced later on.

If you are interested in attending the Summer School, please contact any of the organizers.

Scottish Topology Seminar

2013-09-20 through 2013-09-20
University of Glasgow
Glasgow; UK

Meeting Type: seminar

Subject Area: topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

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Type Theory, Homotopy Theory and Univalent Foundations

2013-09-23 through 2013-09-27
Centre de Recerca Matemàtica,
Barcelona; Spain

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: type theory, homotopy theory

Contact: see conference website

Description

see webpage for details

Barcelona Topology Workshop

2013-09-27 through 2013-09-29
Món Sant Benet
Sant Fruitós de Bages; Spain

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

The Barcelona Topology Workshop is the annual meeting of the Grup de Topologia Algebraica de Barcelona. This year, we take the opportunity to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Jaume Aguadé, promoter and prominent member of the group.

The workshop will take place at Món Sant Benet in Sant Fruitós de Bages, from Friday September 27th until Sunday September 29th, 2013.

The following speakers have agreed to give talks:

  • Natàlia Castellana (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
  • Cristina Costoya (Universidade da Coruña)
  • John Foley (University of Copenhagen)
  • André Joyal (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  • Daisuke Kishimoto (Kyoto University)
  • Dietrich Notbohm (University of Amsterdam)

Please, don't hesitate to contact any of the organizers for further details.

Carles Broto and Albert Ruiz

October 2013

Fall 2013 Midwest Topology Seminar

2013-10-05 through 2013-10-06
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: Dan Isaksen

Description

The Fall 2013 meeting of the Midwest Topology Seminar will be held at Wayne State in Detroit on October 5-6. The speakers will be

  • Agnes Beaudry, University of Chicago
  • David Gepner, Purdue University
  • John Klein, Wayne State University
  • Kristen Mazur, Lafayette College
  • Marcy Robertson, Western University
  • Craig Westerland, University of Minnesota

Full details can be found at the web site for the meeting.

DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY and GLOBAL ANALYSIS

2013-10-07 through 2013-10-11
Leipzig University
Leipzig; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: geometry

Contact: see conference website

Description

See conference website for speaker list and further information.

Geometry, Groups and Topology 2013

2013-10-07 through 2013-10-11
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Karlsruhe; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: geometry, topology, geometric group theory

Contact: Roman Sauer, Wilderich Tuschmann and Gabriela Weitze-Schmithuesen

Description

The conference will highlight recent advances in geometry, topology, and geometric group theory and aims at fostering communication between experts and young researchers as well as identifying potential new directions of further research in these fields.

Field theories, conformal nets and Kac-Moody groups

2013-10-08 through 2013-10-11
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster
Münster; Germany

Meeting Type: summer school

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

none

Texas Geometry and Topology Conference

2013-10-11 through 2013-10-13
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: geometry, topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

Speakers:

  • Andrei A. Agrachev* (SISSA-ISAS)
  • Yakov Eliashberg (Stanford)
  • Ailana Fraser (UBC)
  • Mark Green* (UCLA)
  • Rostislav Grigorchuk (TAMU)
  • Richard Hain (Duke U) (pending)
  • Yael Karshon (Toronto)
  • Laurent Manivel (Grenoble)
  • Dror Varolin (SUNYSB)

This Conference is supported by the National Science Foundation and Texas A&M University. There are no registration fees. Everyone is welcome. Some support is available. Graduate students, junior faculty, women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to participate and to apply for support.

*= will also be giving lectures in the TAMU "Frontiers in Mathematics" series

Classifying spaces, loop spaces and finiteness

2013-10-14 through 2013-10-18
Center for Symmetry and Deformation, University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen ; Denmark

Meeting Type: Workshop

Subject Area: algebraic topology; geometric group theory; homotopical, geometric and homological methods in group

Contact: Dieter Degrijse, John Foley, Giovanni Gandini

Description

This workshop will bring together perspectives from finite and compact group classifying spaces and classifying spaces of families associated to infinite groups that are subject to finiteness restrictions.

Speakers include:

Kasper K. S. Andersen (tentative)
Kai-Uwe Bux
Natalia Castellana (tentative)
Alex Gonzales
Ian Leary
Ran Levi
Conchita Martínez-Pérez 
Brita Nucinkis 
Stefan Witzel
...

Twists, generalised cohomology and applications

2013-10-14 through 2013-10-18
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster
Münster; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

none

Topologie Algébrique et Applications

2013-10-16 through 2013-10-18
Université d'Angers
Angers; France

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

none

Bay Area Differential Geometry Seminar

2013-10-19 through 2013-10-19
MSRI
Berkeley, California; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: Differential Geometry

Contact: see conference website

Description

The speakers are:

James Isenberg (Oregon) Robert McCann (Toronto) Vincent Moncrief (Yale)

Union College Mathematics Conference

2013-10-19 through 2013-10-20
Union College
Schenectady NY; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology, category theory, and other fields

Contact: Kathryn Lesh

Description

This is a preliminary announcement for the fourteenth Union College Mathematics Conference. This year the conference topics are algebraic topology, category theory, commutative algebra, differential geometry, and statistics.

In addition to invited lectures, there will also be shorter contributed talks in parallel sessions. Anyone interested in giving such a talk should contact one of the organizers.

The meeting will begin with an evening reception on Friday, October 18, and end on Sunday afternoon. More information will be available at the Union College Mathematics Department website (www.math.union.edu) in June.

Union College is centrally located in New York's capital district about 10 miles from the Albany International Airport, easily accessible by train from NYC, and just 3 to 4 hours by car from NYC, Boston, and Montreal.

We hope to see you here in the fall!

ORGANIZERS

Algebraic Topology: Brenda Johnson (johnsonb@union.edu) Kathryn Lesh (leshk@union.edu)

Big Data Analytics: Roger Hoerl (hoerlr@union.edu)

Category Theory, A Celebration of Bill Lawvere and Fifty Years of Functorial Semantics: Susan Niefield (niefiels@union.edu)

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: Leila Khatami (khatamil@union.edu)

Special Geometric Structures: Charles Boyer Jeff Jauregui Christina Tonnesen-Friedman (tonnesec@union.edu)

Topology, Geometry and Group Theory, Informed by Experiment

2013-10-21 through 2013-10-25
ICERM
Providence, Rhode Island; USA

Meeting Type: Workshop

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

The mathematical focus of this workshop will include all aspects of the topology and geometry of low-dimensional manifolds and geometric group theory. It has been understood for over a century that these subjects are tightly connected, but the connections have become even deeper as the subjects have matured. Recent advances have given dramatic evidence of this. The workshop aims to further extend the interplay between these subjects.

MostowFest

2013-10-23 through 2013-10-23
Yale University
New Haven CT; USA

Meeting Type: day of lectures

Subject Area: Geometry, Analysis, Groups

Contact: see conference website

Description

Lecturers: Pierre Deligne (Institute for Advanced Study) Robert Langlands (Institute for Advanced Study) Curtis McMullen (Harvard) Yum-Tong Siu (Harvard)

Please contact Karen Fitzgerald (karen.fitzgerald@yale.edu) for registration information and dinner reservations.

November 2013

Opening colloquium

2013-11-01 through 2013-11-01
University of Osnabrueck
Osnabrueck; Germany

Meeting Type: Opening colloquium

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

This opening colloquium, with talks by Bernd Sturmfels, Anita Schöbel and Peter Gritzmann, marks the beginning of the DFG Graduiertenkolleg "Combinatorial Structures in Geometry".

Cascade Topology Seminar

2013-11-02 through 2013-11-03
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

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Special Session on Homotopy Theory and K-Theory

2013-11-02 through 2013-11-03
UC Riverside
California; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

There will be a Special Session on Homotopy Theory and K-Theory at the AMS meeting at UC Riverside on November 2-3, 2013. The following people will be giving talks: Hugo Bacard (Western Ontario) Andrew Blumberg (Texas) Jesse Burke (UCLA) Greg Chadwick (UCR) Ivan Dungan (Florida State) Saul Glasman (MIT) Mona Merling (Chicago) Mona Mocanasu (Metropolitan State) Matthew Morrow (Bonn) Andrew Salch (Wayne State) Hiro Tanaka (Harvard) Jacob West (UCR)

There will be a dinner planned on Saturday night. If you would like to attend, please contact us before the conference so that we know how many people to expect.

Organizers: Julie Bergner Christian Haesemeyer

20. NRW Topology Meeting

2013-11-08 through 2013-11-09
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics
Bonn; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

The 20. NRW Topology Meeting takes place November 8/9, 2013 at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn.

Talks will be given by: Ryan Budney, Damien Gaboriau, Rune Haugseng, Daniel Kasprowski Andreas Thom, among others.

Lloyd Roeling UL Lafayette Mathematics Conference

2013-11-08 through 2013-11-10
Department of Mathematics, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Lafayette, Louisiana; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology, geometric topology

Contact: Daniel G. Davis, Maciej Niebrzydowski

Description

The conference will focus on mainly homotopy theory and knot theory. This conference has been held annually since 1970.

Main speakers:

  • Clark Barwick (MIT)
  • Jeremy Brazas (Georgia State University)
  • Robert Bruner (Wayne State University)
  • Scott Carter (University of South Alabama)
  • Mieczyslaw Dabkowski (University of Texas at Dallas)
  • Ethan Devinatz (University of Washington)
  • Naoko Kamada (Nagoya City University)
  • Seiichi Kamada (Osaka City University)
  • Sam Nelson (Claremont McKenna College)
  • Jozef Przytycki (George Washington University)
  • Duane Randall (Loyola University New Orleans)
  • Masahico Saito (University of South Florida)
  • Andrew Salch (Wayne State University)
  • Radmila Sazdanovic (North Carolina State University)
  • Takeshi Torii (Okayama University)

    Short Talks (15 minutes each) -- Speakers:

  • Shaun Ault (Valdosta State University)
  • Kate Kearney (Louisiana State University)
  • Changsong Li (University of Texas at Dallas)
  • Peter Oman (Southeast Missouri State University)
  • Jing Wang (George Washington University)

    There will be a free dinner for all speakers and attendees on Saturday evening at the Alumni House (on campus).

    We request all conference attendees to register (it's free) by October 15th (preferably), by providing the information described in the Registration portion of the conference webpage, by sending an email to Daniel Davis or Maciej Niebrzydowski.

    Lafayette has an airport.

    Hoping to see you there,
    Daniel Davis (dgdavis@louisiana.edu)
    Maciej Niebrzydowski (mxn5095@louisiana.edu)

  • Wasatch Topology Conference

    2013-11-16 through 2013-11-17
    University of Utah
    Salt Lake City, Utah; USA

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    The winter 2013 Wasatch Topology Conference will be held at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov 16-17. The speakers are:

    Andrey Gogolev, Binghamton Kate Juschenko, Northwestern U. Sang-hyun Kim, KAIST Alexander Kolpakov, Vanderbilt U. Jason Manning, U. at Buffalo and Cornell Sam Taylor, U. of Texas

    There is more information at http://www.math.utah.edu/wtc/

    The organizers are: Mladen Bestvina, Ken Bromberg, Jon Chaika, Greg Conner, Jessica Purcell, Eric Swenson and Kevin Wortman.

    International Workshop on Motives

    2013-11-25 through 2013-11-29
    Graduate School of Mathematics, University of Tokyo
    Tokyo; Japan

    Meeting Type: Workshop

    Subject Area: algebraic topology, algebraic geometry

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    none

    December 2013

    Tech Topology Conference

    2013-12-06 through 2013-12-08
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Atlanta, GA; USA

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    none

    Géo2. Geometry and microlocal analysis

    2013-12-08 through 2013-12-14
    Kasdi Merbah University
    Ouargla; Algeria

    Meeting Type: winter school

    Subject Area: topology - complex analysis - microlocal analysis

    Contact: Amine BAHAYOU

    Description

    The purpose of this winter school is to bring together PhD students and good Master, working in complex geometry, symplectic geometry, microlocal analysis and related fields to present important areas of current research. The Winter School is also an opportunity for young students to meet leading researchers in a relaxed atmosphere, and begin to build relationships with their peers.

    Higher Lie theory

    2013-12-09 through 2013-12-11
    University of Luxembourg
    Luxembourg; Luxembourg

    Meeting Type: Workshop

    Subject Area: algebraic topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    For finite dimensional real Lie algebras, the integration theorems of Lie and Cartan give satisfying answers regarding the integration of objects, morphisms, and subobjects. A number of generalizations of Lie algebras have been considered: infinite dimensional Lie algebras, Leibniz algebras, Lie infinity algebras, categorified and oidified Lie algebras… In all these cases, similar integration problems have been and are still being intensively studied. The aim of this workshop is to give a broad view of current research and new trends in higher Lie theory, with an emphasis on integration problems and related topics.

    January 2014

    Recent Developments in Type Theory

    2014-01-13 through 2014-01-17
    École Normale Supérieure de Lyon
    Lyon; France

    Meeting Type: Workshop

    Subject Area: algebraic topology, homotopy type theory, computer science

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    none

    AMS Special Session and Satellite Conference on Homotopy Theory

    2014-01-16 through 2014-01-18
    Baltimore Convention Center
    Baltimore, Maryland; USA

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: algebraic topology, homotopy theory

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    none

    Mathematical Structures of Computation - Algebra and Computation workshop

    2014-01-20 through 2014-01-24
    École Normale Supérieure de Lyon
    Lyon; France

    Meeting Type: Workshop

    Subject Area: algebraic topology, computer science

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    This week follows the conferences Operads and Rewriting (Lyon, 2011) and Algebra and Computation (Marseille, 2012), in order to promote the developement of computational methods in algebra and the algebraic formalisation of computation.

    Since the eighties, several results (Anick, Squier, Kobayashi, Brown, Dehornoy-Lafont, …) have shown the interest of methods coming from rewriting theory to solve algebraic decision problems or to compute homological invariants. Convergent (confluent and terminating) presentations, and Gröbner bases for linear structures, allow in particular the computation of normal forms and, thus, one can address decision problems (Dehn problems, combinatorics of Coxeter and Artin groups, …) through computational methods.

    The week will cover themes including, but not limited to, the following ones: Garside calculus and the study of Artin groups, diagram algebras in representation theory, rewriting methods in operad theory.

    Connections for Women: Algebraic Topology

    2014-01-23 through 2014-01-24
    Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
    Berkeley, California; USA

    Meeting Type: workshop

    Subject Area: algebraic topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    This two-day workshop will consist of short courses given by prominent female mathematicians in the field. These introductory courses will be appropriate for graduate students, post-docs, and researchers in related areas. The workshop will also include a panel discussion featuring successful women at various stages in their mathematical careers.

    CMAT 2014 - Categorical Methods in Algebra and Topology

    2014-01-24 through 2014-01-26
    University of Coimbra
    Coimbra; Portugal

    Meeting Type: Workshop

    Subject Area: algebraic topology, category theory

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    Workshop on Categorical Methods in Algebra and Topology, in honour of Manuela Sobral, to be held at the Department of Mathematics of the University of Coimbra, Portugal, from January 24 to January 26, 2014.

    Introductory Workshop: Algebraic Topology

    2014-01-27 through 2014-01-31
    Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
    Berkeley, California.; USA

    Meeting Type: Workshop

    Subject Area: algebraic topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    Algebraic topology is a rich, vibrant field with close connections to many branches of mathematics. This workshop will describe the state of the field, focusing on major programs, open problems, exciting new tools, and cutting edge techniques.

    The introductory workshop serves as an overview to the overlying programmatic theme. It aims to familiarize graduate students, postdocs, and non-experts to major and new topics of the current program. Though the audience is expected to have a general mathematical background, knowledge of technical terminology and recent findings is not assumed.

    Mathematical Structures of Computation - Directed Algebraic Topology and Concurrency

    2014-01-27 through 2014-01-31
    École Normale Supérieure de Lyon
    Lyon; France

    Meeting Type: Workshop

    Subject Area: algebraic topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    Over the past decades there has been an increasing interest in the potential applications of algebraic topology to study concurrency. This new field at the intersection of topology and computer science was started by a series of works which introduced semantics of concurrent programs based on topological spaces, whose points model the states of programs and paths model executions of the program. Since executions of programs always go forward in time, these topological spaces should be equipped with a notion of direction for paths, which requires adapting the usual tools in algebraic topology to this new setting. Two paths which are homotopic (in a directed sense) correspond to two schedulings of a concurrent program which are equivalent in the sense that they give rise to the same results. Starting from this observation, the study of the space of paths up to homotopy in a directed space provides compact representations of the possible schedulings of concurrent programs, in the same way that homotopy (or homology) groups describe in a concise way the essential characteristics of classical topological spaces. This point of view has provided new tools in order to efficiently verify concurrent programs. Another major application of algebraic topology in the study of concurrent programs can be found in the classification of tasks which can be performed by asynchronous concurrent programs, by modeling coherent states of threads using simplicial complexes and drawing conclusions from the study of their geometrical properties.

    The goal of this thematic week is to present the latest developments resulting from the interaction between algebraic topology and concurrency theory:

    • Directed algebraic topology: definition and comparison of the various models for directed algebraic topological spaces, and mathematical tools in order to study those (fundamental category, category of components, homology), etc.

    • Applications of topology to concurrency: efficient verification of concurrent programs, computability of tasks by asynchronous protocols, etc.

    February 2014

    Higher Geometric Structures along the Lower Rhine IV

    2014-02-13 through 2014-02-14
    Max Planck Institute for Mathematics
    Bonn; Germany

    Meeting Type: Workshop

    Subject Area: Geometry

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    This is the fourth of a series of short workshops jointly organized by the Geometry/Topology groups in Bonn, Nijmegen, and Utrecht, all situated along the Lower Rhine. The focus lies on the development and application of new structures in geometry and topology such as Lie groupoids, di fferentiable stacks, Lie algebroids, generalized complex geometry, topological quantum fi eld theories, higher categories, homotopy algebraic structures, higher operads, derived categories, and related topics.

    51st meeting of the Texas Geometry and Topology Conference

    2014-02-14 through 2014-02-16
    Texas Tech University
    Texas; USA

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: Geometry and Topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    The 51st meeting of the Texas Geometry and Topology Conference will be held on February 14 - 16, 2014 at Texas Tech University. There are no registration fees, so everyone is welcome. Please register as soon as possible if you plan to attend.

    The conference is committed to the strengthening and enrichment of the mathematics personnel base. We will be able to offer some support for expenses. Graduate students, junior faculty, women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to participate and to apply for support.

    March 2014

    Hopkins' UIC Distinguished Lecture Series in Mathematics

    2014-03-05 through 2014-03-07
    University of Illinois at Chicago
    Chicago, Illinois; USA

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: algebraic topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    On March 5, 6, and 7, Michael J. Hopkins will give our second annual UIC Distinguished Lecture Series in Mathematics. The first lecture is intended for a very general audience, mathematician and non-mathematician alike. Please feel free to forward this announcement and poster to others.

    The three lectures are independent; the second and third should be at the level of a Departmental Colloquium. Abstracts are on the attached poster or available at: http://www.math.uic.edu/seminars/

    Michael J. Hopkins, Harvard University

    1. Invariants as the engine for mathematics Public lecture, all invited Wednesday, March 5, 4pm BSB 250 (just west of UH the 28-story building) Reception to follow

    2. The Kervaire Invariant Thursday, March 6, 4pm Lecture Center D, 005

    3. Chern-Weil invariants and abstract homotopy theory Friday, March 7, 3pm Lecture Center D, 005 Tea to follow in SEO 300

    MIT Talbot Workshop on Motivic Homotopy Theory

    2014-03-16 through 2014-03-22
    Pigeon Forge, Tennessee ; USA

    Meeting Type: workshop

    Subject Area: algebraic topology, motivic homotopy theory

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    The 2014 Talbot workshop, aimed toward graduate students and other young researchers, will give an introduction to motivic homotopy theory and some of its applications to K-theory and algebraic geometry. This field arose from the work of Morel, Voevodsky, Friedlander, Suslin and many others in the 1990s and gives a framework for doing homotopy theory in a setting applicable to algebraic geometry and number theory. We will approach three aspects of this field: First of all, we will give a brief introduction to the foundational constructions, such as motivic unstable and stable homotopy categories, and describe some of the main results known about the structure of these categories. Secondly, we will introduce the objects in the motivic categories that enable one to represent theories such as algebraic K-theory, motivic cohomology or algebraic cobordism within this setting, and discuss some of the main results which relate these theories and enable one to build new ones. Finally, if time remains, we will describe some of the known computations of the "structure constants" in the theory, such as Morel's computation of the endomorphisms of the sphere spectrum, and computations of unstable homotopy groups due to Asok and Fasel, which have interesting applications to stablility questions for vector bundles.

    The workshop discussions will have an expository character and most of the talks will be given by participants. The afternoon schedule will be kept clear for informal discussions and collaborations. The workshop will take place in a communal setting, with participants sharing living space and cooking and cleaning responsibilities.

    Smoky-Cascade Geometry Conference

    2014-03-19 through 2014-03-23
    University of Tennessee
    Knoxville, TN; USA

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: algebraic topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    Smoky-Cascade Geometry Conference: March 19 - 21, 2014

    AMS Special Session in Metric Geometry and Topology : March 22 - 23, 2014

    Southeast Geometry Seminar (SGS)

    2014-03-30 through 2014-03-30
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Atlanta, Georgia; USA

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: Geometry

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    none

    April 2014

    Essen Seminar: A Special Semester in Motivic Homotopy Theory

    2014-04-01 through 2014-07-31
    Universität Duisburg-Essen
    Essen; Germany

    Meeting Type: special semester

    Subject Area: algebraic topology, motivic homotopy theory

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    Please see the website for a list of guests and the dates they will be in residence, as well as for information about how to register.

    12th Annual Graduate Student Geometry & Topology Conference

    2014-04-05 through 2014-04-06
    University of Texas at Austin
    Austin, TX; USA

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: algebraic topology, geometry, topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    The twelfth annual Graduate Student Topology and Geometry Conference will be held at the University of Texas at Austin on April 5-6, 2014. The conference is intended to expose graduate students to exciting research in geometry and topology, to provide an opportunity for graduate students to give talks on their research, and to bring graduate students together to meet each other and to talk to expert faculty members in these fields.

    Most of the talks at this conference are given by the graduate student participants, and are complemented by longer talks by distinguished plenary speakers and young faculty.

    Please refer to the conference website for additional details, a list of invited speakers, and registration.

    Reimagining the Foundations of Algebraic Topology

    2014-04-07 through 2014-04-11
    Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
    Berkeley, California.; USA

    Meeting Type: workshop

    Subject Area: algebraic topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    Recent innovations in higher category theory have unlocked the potential to reimagine the basic tools and constructions in algebraic topology. This workshop will explore the interplay between these higher and $infty$-categorical techniques with classical algebraic topology, playing each off of the other and returning the field to conceptual, geometrical intuition.

    Homological Methods in Algebraic Geometry

    2014-04-12 through 2014-04-13
    University of Wisconsin, Madison
    Wisconsin; USA

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: algebraic topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    A conference devoted to recent developments in the use of homological methods in algebraic geometry will be held at the University of Wisconsin, April 12-13, 2014.

    There will also be a poster session for graduate students to present their work. This will be a great opportunity for students to interact with each other and other participants.

    Invited Speakers:

    Benjamin Antieau, University of Washington (unconfirmed) Owen Gwilliam, University of California, Berkeley (unconfirmed) Mikhail Kapranov, Yale University Tony Pantev, University of Pennsylvania Anatoly Preygel, University of California, Berkeley Nick Rozenblyum, Northwestern University Dmitry Tamarkin, Northwestern University (unconfirmed) Boris Tsygan, Northwestern University

    Midwest Topology Seminar

    2014-04-19 through 2014-04-19
    IUPUI
    Indianapolis, Indiana ; USA

    Meeting Type: seminar

    Subject Area: topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    Confirmed Speakers:

    Andrew Blumberg, UT Austin Jim Fowler, Ohio State University, Columbus Lars Hesselholt, Nagoya University, Japan Niles Johnson, Ohio State University, Newark Ayelet Lindenstrauss, Indiana University, Bloomington Ben Williams, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

    Cascade Topology Seminar

    2014-04-19 through 2014-04-20
    Oregon State University
    Corvallis, Oregon; USA

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    The Cascade Topology Seminar meets twice a year. The meeting April 19-20, 2014 will be hosted by the Mathematics Department of Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. The Cascade Topology Seminar is supported in part by a grants from the National Science Foundation and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences. The support of these agencies is gratefully acknowledged. The Seminar has dedicated funding available to support the participation of graduate students, early career mathematicians, and members of traditionally underrepresented groups. Members of these aforementioned groups are especially encouraged to apply and attend.

    Semantics of proofs and certified mathematics

    2014-04-22 through 2014-07-11
    Institut Henri Poincaré
    Paris; France

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: algebraic topology, homotopy type theory, computer science

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    After years of steady development, the technology of proof assistants is currently coming to a mature state. As a matter of fact, it is possible today to formalize a non trivial mathematical proof inside a computer, and to check its correctness automatically. This "tour de force" has been recently achieved for the four color theorem, and a certified proof of the classification of finite groups and of the Kepler conjecture are on the way.

    These achievements would not have been possible without the rich and active mathematics of formal proofs which emerged in the 1970s at the frontier of logic and computer science, along the Curry-Howard correspondence. This seminal correspondence enables us to understand a logical proof (of a given formula) as a well-behaved program (of a given type). Besides this by now traditional connection between logic and computer science, a number of unexpected connections are currently emerging with other fields of mathematics – this including homotopy theory, higher dimensional algebra, quantum topology, topos theory, functional analysis and operator algebra. Finally, proof assistants have been successfully applied to certify properties of programs written in high-level languages as well as low-level languages, to implement certified compilers, or to establish important security properties of protocols.

    The purpose of this thematic trimester is to provide a forum for the extended community of researchers and students in mathematics and in computer science interested in proof assistants, and more generally, in the mathematics of formal proofs. Much care will be devoted during the trimester to train the mathematicians interested to learn and to use the current proof assistants in their work.

    2014 Bloomington Geometry Workshop

    2014-04-25 through 2014-04-27
    Indiana University
    Bloomington, Indiana; USA

    Meeting Type: Workshop

    Subject Area: Geometry

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    The geometry group at Indiana University will again host an April workshop with the help of the National Science Foundation (pending approval of our grant) and the Department of Mathematics. The aim of the gathering is to foster interaction among mathematicians having diverse geometric interests.

    May 2014

    Perspectives in Mathematics and Physics: Celebrating the 90th Birthday of I. M. Singer

    2014-05-02 through 2014-05-02
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Cambridge, MA; USA

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: algebraic topology, geometry, physics

    Contact: Avisha Lalla

    Description

    Confirmed Speakers: Richard Kadison, John Lott, RIchard Melrose, Cumrun, Vafa, Edward Witten.

    Projective modules and A1-homotopy theory

    2014-05-05 through 2014-05-09
    Palo Alto, California; USA

    Meeting Type: workshop

    Subject Area: algebraic topology, algebraic geometry, homological algebra, motivic homotopy theory

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    none

    Yangians and Quantum Loop Algebras

    2014-05-05 through 2014-05-09
    University of Texas at Austin
    Austin,Texas; USA

    Meeting Type: Workshop

    Subject Area: geometry

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    Yangians and quantum loop algebras are two classes of infinite–dimensional quantum groups associated to a complex semisimple Lie algebra. They were first discovered in the mid–80s as symmetries of solvable models in Quantum Statistical Mechanics, specifically the Heisenberg XXX and XXZ spin chains. They have since appeared in a number of different contexts: Nakajima quiver varities, enumerative geometry, 4 and 5–dimensional supersymmetric gauge theories, scattering amplitudes to name a few.

    The focus of this workshop will be on the algebraic aspects of these quantum groups, and their applications to solvable lattice models. The goal will be to familiarize the participants with the basics of these models (Yang–Baxter equations, Baxter’s transfer matrix formalism, Bethe Ansatz) and to explain how the Yangian and quantum loop algebra appear naturally. We will then cover their representation theory in some detail, and explain that their finite–dimensional representations form a meromorphic braided tensor category. Finally, we will review some of the recent developments in this area, in particular the construction of a transcendental tensor equivalence between the two representation categories using abelian difference equations.

    Participants should plan to each give a one-hour talk at the workshop. Topics for talks will be assigned by Valerio and Sachin, together with the organizers, based on particpant's background and interests. See the list of topics and references.

    21st NRW Topology Meeting

    2014-05-09 through 2014-05-10
    Universität Weppertal
    Wuppertal; Germany

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: algebraic topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    none

    Geometry, Topology, and Physics at Pitt

    2014-05-14 through 2014-05-15
    University of Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh, PA; USA

    Meeting Type: Workshop

    Subject Area: algebraic topology, geometric topology, differential geometry, mathematical physics

    Contact: Hisham Sati

    Description

    This is a two-day workshop on interactions among the areas of algebraic topology, geometric topology, differential geometry, and mathematical physics. There will be two main themes at the workshop:

    I. Algebraic topology and mathematical physics:

    David Carchedi, Max Planck

    Ralph Kaufmann, Purdue

    Nitu Kitchloo, Johns Hopkins

    Jack Morava, Johns Hopkins

    Jonathan Rosenberg, Maryland

    Birgit Wehefritz-Kaufmann, Purdue

    Craig Westerland, Minnesota

    II. Geometric structures and low-dimensional topology:

    Sam Ballas, UC Santa Barbara

    Jeffrey Danciger, UT Austin

    Jonah Gaster, UIC

    Grant Lakeland, UIUC

    Kathryn Mann, University of Chicago

    We aim to connect the two themes via interactions during the meeting.

    Group Actions in Riemannian Geometry

    2014-05-15 through 2014-05-18
    University of Oklahoma
    Norman, Oklahoma; USA

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: geometry

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    The purpose of the meeting is to study questions from, and related to, Riemannian geometry in the context of symmetry.

    Our intent is to bring together experts in the field as well as young mathematicians. The main talks are scheduled for Friday afternoon, May 16, through Sunday afternoon, May 18. Starting Thursday, May 15, and continuing through Friday morning, there will be a precursor workshop on Ricci solitons and symmetry.

    Pending approval of NSF funds, we hope to cover the cost of local accommodations for invited participants. If no other source of reimbursement is available, again we hope to be able to reimburse travel costs within reasonable limits. You may apply for travel costs on the registration form.

    Bers 100 and Iberoamerican congress on geometry

    2014-05-19 through 2014-05-22
    City University of New York
    New York; USA

    Meeting Type: celebration & congress

    Subject Area: geometry

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    The Bers 100 celebration, an informal meeting to observe the 100th anniversary of his birth, will begin at 1pm on Monday, May 19, 2014 and will immediately be followed by the sixth Iberoamerican congress on geometry, May 20-22, 2014.

    Invited Bers 100 speakers: Yair Minsky (Yale University) and Dennis Sullivan (CUNY Graduate Center and Stony Brook University). Other events to be planned.

    Invited Iberoamerican congress on geometry speakers: Ian Agol (University of California, Berkeley), Moira Chas (Stony Brook University), Nuria Fagella (University of Barcelona), Jeremy Kahn (City University of New York,
    Graduate Center), Sarah Koch (University of Michigan), Maryam Mirzakhani (Stanford University), Christian Schnell (Stony Brook University), Ignacio Sols (Universidad Complutense of Madrid), and Juan Souto (University of British Columbia).

    Both meetings will take place at the City University of New York, Graduate Center. This will be the sixth Iberoamerican congress on Geometry. In previous years the congress was held at Olmue, Chile (1998), Guanajuato, Mexico (2001), Salamanca, Spain (2004), Ouro Preto, Brazil (2007), and Pucon, Chile (2010).

    The website for both events is: http://fsw01.bcc.cuny.edu/zhe.wang/IB.html

    Pre/registration for Bers 100 will help determine its program- write to Ara Basmajian, Jozek Dodziuk, Linda Keen, or Irwin Kra with suggestions.

    Scientific Committee for the Iberoamerican congress: Ara Basmajian, Laura DeMarco, Linda Keen, Irwin Kra, Yair Minsky, Jose Maria Munoz Porras, and Rubi Rodriguez.

    Representation theory and K-theory

    2014-05-19 through 2014-05-22
    University of Southern California
    Los Angeles, California; USA

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: algebraic topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    The conference "Representation theory and K-theory", in celebration of Eric Friedlander's 70th birthday will be held May 19 through May 22, 2014 at the University of Southern California.

    Some funding is available to support travel to and lodging in Los Angeles during the conference, especially for early career mathematicians. A number of places have been reserved in university housing to accomodate conference participants.

    Groups in Galway 2014

    2014-05-23 through 2014-05-24
    National University of Ireland
    Galway; Ireland

    Meeting Type: Conference

    Subject Area: Group Theory, Algebraic Topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    Groups in Galway has been running on an annual basis since 1978. The scope of the conference covers all areas of group theory, applications, and related fields. All who are interested are invited to attend. There is no conference fee.

    GEAR Junior Retreat

    2014-05-23 through 2014-06-01
    University of Michigan
    Ann Arbor (MI); USA

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: algebraic topology, geometry and topology,

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    The meeting is mainly aimed at PhD students and recent post-docs, and during the ten days the following themes will be featured:

    1. Dynamics on Moduli Spaces
    2. Geometric and Analytical Group Theory
    3. Geometric Structures and Teichmüller Spaces
    4. Higgs Bundles
    5. Hyperbolic manifolds

    During the mornings there will be 8 mini-courses on topics related to the above theme, aiming to introduce the audience to current developments in the area. Each mini-course will have an exercise session, as well as an open problems discussion hour, during which experts in the field shall present and expand on open questions in each area.

    During the afternoons there will be short talks by young researchers on topics related to the above themes.

    Algebraic Topology - Methods, Computation and Science 6

    2014-05-26 through 2014-05-30
    PIMS University of British Columbia
    Vancouver, British Columbia; Canada

    Meeting Type: conference, workshop

    Subject Area: algebraic topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    Applied and computational topology refers to the adaptation of topological ideas and techniques to study problems in science and engineering. A particular focus is on using invariants and methods of algebraic topology to understand large high-dimensional data sets. The further development of topological techniques for use in applications and the creation of new areas of application in the subject are amongst the goals of this workshop.

    The workshop will bring together leading researchers in this emerging discipline as well as providing an opportunity for young mathematicians to get involved in it. In past years, the ATMCS conference has been very successful in providing a forum for cutting-edge research to be disseminated; attendance tends to represent a broad swath of the diverse research community which works in this area.

    Workshop Format: The workshop will feature lectures and discussion in the morning and afteroon. Mid-Morning and Afternoon refreshments will be provided during the conference.

    Organizers:

    • Andrew Blumberg, U Texas
    • Matthew Kahle, Ohio State
    • Mikael Vejdemo-Johansson, KTH / IMA / IJS

    See conference website for more details.

    Teichmüller theory and surfaces in 3-manifolds

    2014-05-26 through 2014-06-20
    Centro di Ricerca Matematica
    Pisa; Italy

    Meeting Type: intensive research period

    Subject Area: geometry, topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    The intensive period will last four weeks from 26 May to 20 June 2014. Emphasis will be put on the following topics:

    • Riemann surfaces, hyperbolic surfaces, CP1-structures
    • Geometric structures on Riemann surfaces, representation of surface groups
    • Teichmüller theory, special mappings between surfaces
    • Riemannian and Lorentzian 3-manifolds of constant curvature
    • Surfaces immersed in 3-manifolds, minimal surfaces.

    During weeks I, II and IV there will be mini-courses and research talks, along with time for discussion. A more intensive workshop will take place during the third week (9-13 June).

    Minicourse speakers include:

    • Thierry Barbot (Avignon)
    • Francis Bonahon (USC)
    • Marc Burger (ETH Zürich)
    • William Goldman (College Park)
    • Alexander Goncharov (Yale)
    • Jeremy Kahn (Brown)
    • François Labourie (Orsay)
    • Rafe Mazzeo (Stanford)
    • Andrew Neitzke (Austin)

    Scientific committee: Steve Kerckhoff, Bruno Martelli, Jean-Marc Schlenker, Mike Wolf

    Organizing committee: Francesco Bonsante (francesco.bonsante@unipv.it), Roberto Frigerio (frigerio@dm.unipi.it), Gabriele Mondello (mondello@mat.uniroma1.it)

    This event is supported by the Italian MIUR grant FIRB2010 "Low-dimensional geometry and topology" and by CRM De Giorgi. There are no registration fees. Some financial support for accommodation and local expenses will be available.

    GAP 2014: Geometry And Physics

    2014-05-29 through 2014-05-31
    University of British Columbia
    Vancouver; USA

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: geometry, physics

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    none

    June 2014

    GeToPhyMa-2014: Research School on Moduli and Configuration spaces in memory of Bill Thurston

    2014-06-03 through 2014-06-06
    UIR-CRMEF
    Rabat; Morocco

    Meeting Type: Research School

    Subject Area: algebraic topology

    Contact: My Ismail Mamouni

    Description

    The Moroccan Research Group in Rational Homotopy Theory (http://algtop.net) organises a GGTM Research School on Geometry, Topology and Mathematical Physics (GeToPhyMa-2014) on June 3<6 2014 in Rabat, Morocco. The school is in memory of Bill Thurston (1946-2012). The scientific program consists of

    • one course on Configurations spaces
    • one course on Moduli spaces
    • plenary conferences, short communications, posters, discussion sessions

    The inscription is open until late of late of January online on the link http://algtop.net/geto14/

    Young Topology Meeting UK 2014

    2014-06-06 through 2014-06-06
    Imperial College London
    London, UK; UK

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: topology

    Contact: Senja Barthel

    Description

    The Young Topology Meeting UK is an opportunity for PhD students and early career mathematicians to present and discuss their work with other young topologists. Every participant is encouraged to present their own research by giving a talk. There are limited funds available to support travel to the event from within the UK.

    Algebraic and Geometric Methods in Applied Discrete Mathematics

    2014-06-08 through 2014-06-30
    AMS
    Utah; USA

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: geometry, algebra

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    This research community will introduce young mathematicians to research bridging ``pure'' mathematics and various applications amenable to the analysis of discrete models. Mathematicians trained in areas such as algebra, topology, geometry, and combinatorics are often unaware of the extent to which they are prepared to tackle open problems in fields such as biology, the social sciences, data analysis, and optimization. There is also significant benefit in attacking applied problems from a discrete perspective with algebraic, topological, geometric and/or combinatorial tools.

    Math Research Communities are sponsored by the AMS in order to build communities of young researchers. Following an intense, week-long program in the summer, the aim is for continued research interactions leading to publications. The program is open to senior grad students, postdocs, and junior faculty (i.e. those within 2-3 years before or after PhD).

    Surgery theory and its applications to geometry

    2014-06-09 through 2014-06-13
    Mathematisches Institut, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität
    Münster; Germany

    Meeting Type: summer school

    Subject Area: surgery theory, geometry

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    none

    Topology Students Workshop

    2014-06-09 through 2014-06-13
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Atlanta, GA; USA

    Meeting Type: workshop

    Subject Area: geometry, topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    none

    Riemann, topology and physics

    2014-06-12 through 2014-06-14
    University of Strasbourg
    Strasbourg; France

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: topology and physics

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    The conference is part of a series of bi-annual conferences "Encounter between Mathematicians and Theoretical Physicists" and it is addressed to a large audience.

    G 2 Days 2014

    2014-06-14 through 2014-06-16
    University College London
    London; UK

    Meeting Type: Workshop

    Subject Area: algebraic topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers working in G2 geometry as well as in other related areas.

    The main themes of the meeting will be gauge theory and topology.

    The meeting will also include introductory talks for researchers interested in learning about the latest developments in this exciting subject.

    Topological Methods in Group Theory (Geoghegan Conference)

    2014-06-16 through 2014-06-20
    Ohio State University
    Ohio; USA

    Meeting Type: Conference

    Subject Area: Topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    This conference will gather together mathematicians whose work exploits topological methods to study discrete groups. The conference will be hosted by the Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. It will run from June 16th (Monday) till June 20th (Friday). We will have approximately four plenary talks per day, along with some short talks in parallel sessions in the late afternoons. Wednesday afternoon will be left free for participants to explore Columbus. Talks will end by 1pm on Friday. The conference will honor the numerous mathematical contributions of Ross Geoghegan. Ross was one of the first mathematicians to use topological techniques to study groups. His textbook "Topological methods in group theory'' is one of the standard references in the area.

    Higher Geometric Structures along the Lower Rhine V

    2014-06-19 through 2014-06-20
    Radboud University
    Nijmegen; USA

    Meeting Type: seminar

    Subject Area: geometry, topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    none

    Manifolds, K-theory, and Related Topics: A Conference Celebrating Tom Goodwillie's 60th Birthday

    2014-06-23 through 2014-06-27
    Inter-University Centre
    Dubrovnik; Croatia

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: algebraic topology

    Contact: Ismar Volic

    Description

    Tom Goodwillie has made fundamental contributions to algebraic and geometric topology. His ideas have been especially influential in the study of smooth manifolds, algebraic K-theory, and homotopy theory. The goal of this conference is to bring together leading researchers who will report on the latest important developments in these fields.

    What next? The mathematical legacy of Bill Thurston

    2014-06-23 through 2014-06-27
    Cornell University
    Ithica, NY; USA

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: geometry, topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    This conference will celebrate the profound influence of Bill Thurston's work on the entire mathematical community. Thurston made fundamental contributions to topology, geometry, and dynamical systems. But beyond these specific accomplishments he introduced new ways of thinking about and of seeing mathematics. He discovered connections between disciplines which led to the creation of entirely new fields.

    The goal of this meeting is to bring together mathematicians from a broad spectrum of areas to describe recent advances and explore future directions motivated by Thurston's transformative ideas.

    Workshop in Applied Algebraic Topology

    2014-06-26 through 2014-07-05
    CIEM
    Castro Urdiales; Spain

    Meeting Type: workshop

    Subject Area: algebraic topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    A series of advanced courses and a research workshop "Applied Algebraic Topology" will take place in CIEM, Castro Urdiales, Spain, June 26-July 5, 2014.

    The Advanced Courses in Applied Algebraic Topology will be mainly addressed to an audience of young researchers, including posdocs, recent graduates and Ph.D. students. It will take place during the June 26 - 28, 2014. The following mini-courses will be offered:

    (A) Topology of robot motion planning, given by Alexander Dranishnikov (University of Florida). (B) Topology of configuration spaces, given by Dirk Schutz (University of Durham). (C) Stochastic topology, given by Roy Meshulam (Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology). (D) Topology of random Morse functions, given by Robert Adler (Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology). (E) Topological methods in combinatorics and in discrete mathematics (Pavle Blagojevic, Free University of Berlin). (F) Topology of sensor networks, given by Robert Ghrist (University of Pennsylvania).

    Category Theory 2014

    2014-06-29 through 2014-07-05
    Cambridge; UK

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: category theory, homotopy type theory, algebraic topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    none

    Young Topologists Meeting

    2014-06-30 through 2014-07-04
    Center for Symmetry and Deformation, University of Copenhagen
    Copenhagen; Denmark

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: algebraic topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    The 2014 Young Topologists Meeting will take place at the University of Copenhagen June 30 – July 4, 2014. The meeting is intended as an opportunity for graduate students, recent PhDs, and other junior researchers in topology to meet each other and share their work. In addition to short talks by the participants, there will be two short lecture series by experts in the field.

    More information will be available soon.

    Algebraic Topology Summer Graduate School

    2014-06-30 through 2014-07-11
    Guanajuato; Mexico

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: algebraic topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    This is an MSRI summer school, but it will be hosted in Mexico rather than at MSRI.

    Eligibility: Graduate students from MSRI Academic Sponsoring Institutions or from Department of Mathematics at U.S. Universities are eligible for nomination. For full-level academic sponsors, MSRI provides support for two students per summer and a third one if at least one of them is female or is a US citizen from a group that is underrepresented in the mathematical sciences. For mid-level academic sponsors, MSRI provides support for one student per summer and a second if at least one of them is female or is a US citizen from a group that is underrepresented in the mathematical sciences. For entry-level academic sponsors and other U.S. institutions, MSRI provides support for one student per summer. All institutions can nominate additional students to attend a summer school if they pay the attendance fee of $1,600 per student per school. Those additional students will only be considered after the end of the open enrollment period and if the summer school has not reached capacity by that time.

    July 2014

    Journées de théorie de l'homotopie en l'honneur de Jean Lannes et Bob Oliver

    2014-07-03 through 2014-07-04
    Paris 13, Paris 7
    Paris; France

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: algebraic topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    This meeting honors Jean Lannes and Bob Oliver on the occasion of their retirement.

    Registration is requested for booking lunch reservations.

    Geometric Analysis and Relativity

    2014-07-06 through 2014-07-10
    The University of Science and Technology of China
    Hefei; China

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: Geometric Analysis

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    he University of Science and Technology of China is hosting an international conference entitled

    Geometric Analysis and Relativity

    which will be held July 6-10, 2014, in Hefei, China. The program aims to gather together leading experts in elliptic aspects of Mathematical Relativity and related areas of Geometric Analysis to discuss important recent advances and new directions of research in these areas and to expose graduate students and young mathematicians in China to these exciting developments.

    An invitation to Geometry and Topology via G_2

    2014-07-07 through 2014-07-11
    Imperial College
    London; UK

    Meeting Type: Research School

    Subject Area: Geometry and Topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    The aim of the research school will be to give a thorough introduction to G2 geometry, starting from fundamental material and progressing through to recent breakthroughs and current research in which the UK plays a leading role. The school will also introduce participants to topics of broader interest in algebra (e.g. representation theory), analysis (e.g. elliptic regularity), geometry (e.g. holonomy) and topology (e.g. characteristic classes). The course will also indicate some connections beyond mathematics to contemporary theoretical physics (M-theory).

    Cube Complexes and Groups

    2014-07-07 through 2014-07-11
    University of Copenhagen
    Copenhagen; Denmark

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: cube complexes

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    The aim of the workshop is to discuss CAT(0)-cube complexes, related spaces and their applications to group theory. The program will consist of 3 mini-courses introducing important subjects in this field. In addition, there will be individual research talks and time for discussion. Financial support of up to 2500 DKK is available for a limited number of PhD students and postdocs.

    Real Vector Bundles

    2014-07-07 through 2014-07-11
    Centre Henri Lebesgue
    Brest; France

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: algebraic topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    The conference will contain 4 extended lectures, of 3h each, on A1-homotopy theory, characteristic classes, gauge theoretic methods in real algebraic geometry, and Yang-Mills equations over Klein surfaces, as well as 5 research talks of 1h.

    West Coast Algebraic Topology Summer School

    2014-07-07 through 2014-07-12
    University of British Columbia
    Vancouver, British Columbia; Canada

    Meeting Type: Summer School

    Subject Area: algebraic topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    This summer school is aimed at graduate students and post-docs, though all are welcome. We have support from the National Science Foundation and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences for roughly seventy-five participants, including local accommodations and partial reimbursement of travel expenses (depending on interest and available funds).

    Scientific Plan: The scientific goal is for participants to learn about the different aspects of the study of topological field theories, reaching the research frontier as much as possible. These different aspects include: (1) the origins of topological quantum field theory in physics; (2) the mathematical formulation and relation to bordism theory; (3) extended theories and the cobordism hypothesis; (4) examples and applications, such as string topology, factorization homology, and examples from representation theory.

    The Geometry, Topology and Physics of Moduli Spaces of Higgs Bundles

    2014-07-07 through 2014-08-29
    National University of Singapore
    Singapore ; Singapore

    Meeting Type: program

    Subject Area: Geometry, Topology and Physics

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    The goals of the program are: Bring together experts who study the geometry, topology and physics of Higgs bundles. Invite leading researchers to give talks on recent results and the latest developments in the field. Have experts give mini-courses explaining the background to their fields. Encourage collaborative work. Introduce graduate students and young researchers to the latest research and open problems in the field.

    HASD2014 - Homotopical Algebra Summer Days

    2014-07-14 through 2014-07-15
    Barcelona; Spain

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: algebraic topology, homological algebra, homotopical algebra

    Contact: Andrew Tonks

    Description

    The "Homotopical Algebra Summer Days" will be held for the second time at the Institut de Matemàtica of the Universitat de Barcelona (IMUB), 14-15 July 2014. Speakers will include

    Christian Ausoni (Université de Paris XIII)
    Damien Calaque (Université de Montpellier 2)
    Kurusch Ebrahimi-Fard (ICMAT, Madrid)
    Javier J. Gutiérrez (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen)
    Christian Haesemayer (UCLA)
    Joachim Kock (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
    Fernando Muro (Universidad de Sevilla)
    Marcy Robertson (University of Western Ontario / UCLA)
    Beatriz Rodríguez-González (ICMAT, Madrid)
    Abdó Roig-Maranges (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)
    Bruno Vallette (Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis)
    Stephanie Ziegenhagen (Universität Hamburg)

    More information will appear in due course at the conference website

    http://www.imub.ub.edu/activitats/Any2014/hasd2014/

    Please contact a.tonks@londonmet.ac.uk with any queries.
    A small amount of funding is available for graduate students and young postdocs.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    The Organising Committee

    Carles Casacuberta, Imma Gálvez, Pere Pascual, Agustí Roig and Andrew Tonks.

    GAGTA (Geometric and Asymptotic Group Theory with Applications)

    2014-07-21 through 2014-07-25
    Newcastle; Australia

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: Geometry, Combinatorial Group Theory

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    The eighth edition of the conference series GAGTA (Geometric and Asymptotic Group Theory with Applications) will be held in Newcastle, Australia July 21-25 (Mon-Fri) 2014

    GAGTA conferences are devoted to the study of a variety of areas in geometric and combinatorial group theory, including asymptotic and probabilistic methods, as well as algorithmic and computational topics involving groups. In particular, areas of interest include group actions, isoperimetric functions, growth, asymptotic invariants, random walks, algebraic geometry over groups, algorithmic problems and their complexity, generic properties and generic complexity, and applications to non-commutative cryptography.

    Homological Methods in Algebra, Geometry & Physics

    2014-07-23 through 2014-07-25
    City University London
    London; UK

    Meeting Type: Workshop

    Subject Area: Algebra, Geometry & Physics

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    none

    String Geometry and Loop Spaces

    2014-07-28 through 2014-08-01
    University of Greifswald
    Greifswald; Germany

    Meeting Type: Workshop

    Subject Area: algebraic topology, differential geometry

    Contact: Konrad Waldorf

    Description

    String geometry is a rather new area of mathematics that combines topology, differential geometry and higher topos theory. String geometry is supposed to provide important foundations for fermionic string theories; in terms of this motivation, string geometry corresponds to a version of spin geometry on loop spaces. This correspondence imposes interesting questions for the geometry and topology of loop spaces, for instance concerning an appropriate index theory on loop spaces.

    Our speakers include: Chris Kottke (Northeastern University), Christian Becker (Universität Potsdam), Christian Sämann (Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh), Danny Stevenson* (University of Adelaide), Hisham Sati (University of Pittsburgh), Mahmoud Zeinalian (Long Island University), Martin Olbermann (Ruhr-Universität Bochum), Pedram Hekmati (University of Adelaide), Peter Teichner (MPIM), Scott O. Wilson (CUNY), Ulrich Bunke (Universität Regenburg), Urs Schreiber* (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen).

    If you would like to participate, please register on the workshop's webpage. Registration will be open until June 15, 2014.

    August 2014

    XIX EBT - 19th Brazilian Topology Meeting

    2014-08-03 through 2014-08-09
    IBILCE - UNESP - SÃO JOSÉ DO RIO PRETO
    São José do Rio Preto - Estado de São Paulo; Brazil

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: algebraic topology

    Contact: Ermínia de Lourdes Campello Fanti

    Description

    XIX EBT - 19th Brazilian Topology Meeting

    The 19th Brazilian Topology Meeting will take place at the State University of São Paulo (UNESP), São José do Rio Preto, in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, from Sunday the 3rd until Saturday the 9th of August, 2014.

    The Scientific Committee consists of: Daciberg Lima Gonçalves (Coordinator), Marek Golasiński, John Guaschi, Claude Hayat, Eduardo Hoefel and Pedro Pergher.

    The Organising Committee consists of Ermínia de Loudes Campello Fanti (Coordinator), Alice Kimie Miwa Libardi, Darlan Rabelo Girao, Denise de Mattos, Evelin Meneguesso Barbaresco, Flávia Souza Machado da Silva, João Carlos Ferreira Costa, Leonardo Navarro de Carvalho, Ligia Laís Fêmina, Luciana de Fátima Martins, Lucilia Daruiz Borsari, Luiz Roberto Hartmann Junior, Maria Gorete Carreira Andrade, Michelle Ferreira Zanchetta Morgado and Thiago de Melo.

    Further details will be posted on the web site as they become available.

    Contact: Ermínia de Lourdes Campello Fanti e-mail: ebt2014@ibilce.unesp.br web site: www.mat.ibilce.unesp.br/EBT2014/

    Homological Mirror Symmetry and Symplectic Topology

    2014-08-04 through 2014-08-08
    IBS(Institute for Basic Science)
    Pohang; Korea South

    Meeting Type: Conference

    Subject Area: algebraic topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    none

    CUNY Convergence of Metric Spaces

    2014-08-07 through 2014-08-08
    CUNY
    New York; USA

    Meeting Type: Workshop

    Subject Area: Geometry

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    This impromptu unfunded workshop is aimed at doctoral students and postdocs. All talks will be blackboard and chalk to allow for interaction. Registration is free and required because we have a room capacity of 40.

    Topology of Torus Actions and Applications to Geometry and Combinatorics

    2014-08-07 through 2014-08-11
    Daejeon; Korea South

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    The main topic of the conference is the interplay of torus actions with topology, geometry, and the combinatorics of manifolds, orbifolds, and algebraic varieties with torus actions. Toric manifolds, symplectic toric manifolds, and quasitoric manifolds illustrate the correspondence between topological and geometric objects with torus actions and, combinatorial objects such as moment polytopes or fans. Moreover, equivariant cohomology theory and homotopy theory play important roles in the study of such topics. The rank of the acting torus is half of the dimension of the space mentioned above, but in this conference the focus is on torus actions of arbitrary rank, and on the correspondence of such spaces with combinatorial objects. Also covered, are geometric objects without torus actions, on which can be associated combinatorial structures such as Okounkov bodies. All those working in the fields of algebaric topology, transformation group theory, toric geometry, symplectic geometry, and combinatorics are encouraged to participate in the conference.

    This conference is a satellite conference of ICM 2014, Seoul. One can find the list of all satellite conferences at http://www.icm2014.org/en/program/satellite/satellites .

    The Thin Manifold

    2014-08-08 through 2014-08-10
    University of Iowa
    Iowa City, Iowa; USA

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: Geometry

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    "The Thin Manifold", a conference on knots and 3-dimensional manifolds will be held at the University of Iowa on August 8-10. It will be preceded by a workshop for graduate students on August 5-7 led by Jessica Purcell.

    Confirmed speakers for the conference include: Ken Baker, Ryan Blair, Sean Bowman, Marion Campisi, Alex Coward, Mario Eudave-Muñoz, Dave Futer, Cameron Gordon, Jesse Johnson, Fabiola Manjarrez-Gutiérrez, Jessica Purcell, Trent Schirmer, Abby Thompson, and Alex Zupan.

    The conference is organized by Scott Taylor and Maggy Tomova.

    ICM 2014 Satellite Conference on Algebraic Topology

    2014-08-09 through 2014-08-12
    Dalian University of Technology
    Dalian; China

    Meeting Type: Conference

    Subject Area: algebraic topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    This conference provides an opportunity of communications on the major active topics in algebraic topology including stable and unstable homotopy theory, classifying spaces, interplay of group theory and homotopy theory, topological chiral homology and configuration spaces, homotopy type theory, mapping class groups, cobordism categories, Tambara functors, and applied topology. The structure of conference will consist of 11 plenary talks and 3 parallel sessions of contributed talks. The conference provides a forum for topologists, particularly for junior topologists and PhD students, for communications and potential research collaborations on their research.

    Higher Structures in Philadelphia

    2014-08-11 through 2014-08-13
    Temple University
    Philadelphia; USA

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: algebra, topology, and geometry

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    This conference will focus on new developments related to higher categorical/homotopical structures, and their applications in algebra, topology, and geometry. It is part of a series sponsored by the Courant Research Centre for Higher Order Structures in Mathematics (CRCG) at the University of Göttingen.

    The CUNY workshop on differential cohomologies

    2014-08-12 through 2014-08-14
    The CUNY Graduate Center
    New York, NY ; USA

    Meeting Type: workshop

    Subject Area: algebraic topology, geometry

    Contact: Scott Wilson

    Description

    This workshop is aimed towards the topics of differential cohomology theories, including differential (ordinary) cohomology and differential K-theory, abelian gerbes, algebraic K-theory, free loop spaces, and connections with topological field theories. The goal is to bring together researchers in these areas, from graduate students to senior researchers, to present fundamental material as well as to exchange ideas on recent progress and to lay out new directions for research.

    Derivators

    2014-08-18 through 2014-08-22
    University of Freiburg
    Freiburg; Germany

    Meeting Type: Summer School

    Subject Area: algebraic topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    Introduction to the formalism of derivators. This is built on work of Grothendieck, Heller and others and is a powerful and elegant approach to homological algebra, and homotopy theory, encompassing triangulated categories and derived functors.

    Morning lectures by Moritz Groth, Fritz Hörmann and George Raptis, along with daily exercise and discussion sessions in the afternoon.

    ICM 2014 Satellite Conference on Geometric Analysis

    2014-08-22 through 2014-08-24
    Sungkyunkwan University
    Suwon; Korea South

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: Geometric Analysis

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    Geometric analysis plays a central role in the study of differential geometry and has applications to many other fields. This conference is devoted to exploring the use of geometric analysis not only for its own right but also for application to problems raised in various other fields.

    The purpose of this conference is to bring together people working in these inter-related areas to provide them with the opportunity to introduce and learn recent progress in these fields.

    Wasatch Topology Conference

    2014-08-22 through 2014-08-24
    University of Utah & Brigham Young University
    Park City, Utah; USA

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    If you are interested in attending the conference please contact the organizers at wtc@math.utah.edu. Some funding is available for graduate students and post-docs. Those interested should also contact the organizers at wtc@math.utah.edu.

    The conference will be held at the Yarrow Hotel in Park City. Participants should contact the organizers to reserve a room.

    ICM 2014 Satellite Conference on Knots and Low Dimensional Manifolds

    2014-08-22 through 2014-08-26
    Busan; Korea South

    Meeting Type: Conference

    Subject Area: Geomery

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    none

    10th William Rowan Hamilton Geometry and Topology Workshop

    2014-08-26 through 2014-08-30
    University of Dublin
    Dublin; Ireland

    Meeting Type: workshop

    Subject Area: geometry, topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    none

    September 2014

    Loop spaces in geometry and topology

    2014-09-01 through 2014-09-05
    Centre Henri Lebesgue
    Nantes; France

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: algebraic topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    One-dimensional objects have played a central role in geometry for a long time. From lines in Euclidean spaces to geodesics in Riemannian manifolds, particular classes of real one-dimensional sub-objects of a given space, i.e. loops or paths, have been successfully used as probes for the ambient geometry. At the local level, Riemannian curvature can be classically recovered from the behavior of geodesic paths via the Jacobi equation. At the global level, landmark results such as Morse's development of the calculus of variations in the large (1929), Berger's classification of holonomy groups (1953), Gromoll and Meyer's homological criterion for the existence of infinitely many closed geodesics (1969), or its reinterpretation by Sullivan-Vigué from the viewpoint of rational homotopy theory (1976), have shown deep connections between spaces of loops and analysis, Lie group theory, or topology. From a quite different perspective, string theory considers loops and paths (strings), as well as Riemann surfaces (worldsheets), as the basic building blocks for a unified theory of matter.

    On the mathematical side, symplectic geometry appears to be the most natural setup within which real 1-dimensional objects (loops/paths) interact with complex 1-dimensional objects (Riemann surfaces). Gromov's theory of pseudo-holomorphic curves (1985) and its reinterpretation by Floer as a variational theory for the unregularized gradient flow of the symplectic action functional (1987) proved to be a successful tool in order to address the Arnold and Weinstein conjectures (1986, 1979) on the existence of closed orbits/chords for Hamiltonian systems. The geometric structure of compactified moduli space of pseudo-holomorphic curves gives rise to sophisticated algebraic structures, and in particular to various homology theories such as Floer homology, (embedded) contact homology, Seiberg-Witten-Floer homology, ... In all of these theories, one introduces higher products that account for all the non-canonical choices that one needs to make in order to lift an associative product from homology to the chain level. These operations get organized into a differential which is a coderivation on a larger object known to algebraic topologists as the “Bar construction”.

    Almost simultaneously and inspired by the algebraic structures encountered in quantum field theory, algebraic topologists have been trying to understand the chain complexes of free loop and path spaces of a manifold. Chas and Sullivan's natural idea of cutting and pasting loops/paths together with considering Poincaré duality for the underlying manifold has led to a plethora of operations and opened a new field known as “string topology”. In parallel to this topological approach, a lot of effort was put into understanding the algebraic structure of “algebraic loop spaces”, modeled as Hochschild complexes of DGAs or categories equipped with further structures that account for Poincaré duality in the topological setting.

    The various procedures for assigning a linear object (complex, homology, category...) to a nonlinear object gave rise to rich homotopical structures. There are many striking (algebraic) similarities between the constructions and difficulties encountered in each of the previous three settings. The common desire to reorganize non-canonical choices into higher homotopies and categories has also led to more elegant formulations of geometric and topological statements in terms of derived categories and functors.

    We think that the time is ripe to bring together experts and young mathematicians working in these areas. We expect fruitful interactions and hope to harvest inspiration and new ideas. To this end, we intend to have up to 5 three-hours mini-courses accessible to non-experts, followed by a few talks dealing with more recent developments.

    STABLE HOMOTOPY THEORY: structured ring spectra and their invariants

    2014-09-03 through 2014-09-05
    MIMS, School of Mathematics, University of Manchester
    Manchester; UK

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: algebraic topology

    Contact: Andrew Baker

    Description

    The theory of highly structured ring spectra has been actively investigated by algebraic topologists since the 1960s, and progress has been especially spectacular over the past two decades. These advances have been driven by the development of symmetric monoidal model categories of spectra, obstruction theories for the existence of multiplicative structures, and computational programmes leading to dramatic new insights and applications. Related activity on model categories and infinity categories has also been important, in terms of developing theoretical background and applicable technology. The themes of the conference involve several important areas of progress since the turn of the millennium, including (co)homological invariants for E_n ring spectra, spaces of units for E-infinity ring spectra, and relevant aspects of the theories of model and infinity categories.

    The conference may be able to offer some degree of financial support to participants giving contributed talks, to postgraduate students, and to others unable to cover costs from their own sources.

    Funding is provided by The London Mathematical Society, The Edinburgh Mathematical Society, MIMS, and the University of Glasgow.

    29th British Topology Meeting

    2014-09-08 through 2014-09-10
    University of Southampton
    Southampton ; UK

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    The fee is £30, but research students are exempt. Some funding is available to contribute to the travel and accommodation expenses of research students.

    Modular Invariants in Topology and Analysis

    2014-09-08 through 2014-09-12
    University of Regensburg
    Regensburg; Germany

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: algebraic topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    The rough intention of the conference is to bring together researchers interested in the following fields: - topological modular forms and generalizations - modular invariants from Dirac operators - secondary and higher invariants related to the Witten genus and generalizations - geometric and field theoretic constructions - vertex operator algebraic aspects - other sources of modularity of geometric and analytic invariants

    Special Geometric Structures in Mathematics and Physics

    2014-09-08 through 2014-09-12
    Hamburg University
    Hamburg; Germany

    Meeting Type: Workshop

    Subject Area: Geometry

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    This 5-day workshop aims to bring together researchers in various fields of differential geometry with theoretical physicists. Each speaker will give two talks, one of which will be of a more introductory nature, thus making the workshop accessible also for PhD students.

    Homotopical Algebra, Operads and Grothendieck—Teichmüller Groups

    2014-09-09 through 2014-09-12
    University of Nice
    Nice; France

    Meeting Type: Conference

    Subject Area: algebraic topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    Homotopical algebra, operads and Grothendieck-Teichmüller groups were introduced separately during the second half of the 20th century. Over the past few years, they enjoyed a rich period of development and cross-fertilisation. The purpose of this conference, which will close the ANR HOGT project, is to give a state of the art of the most recent and interesting results in these research fields.

    Summer School on selected topics in category theory and in algebraic topology

    2014-09-11 through 2014-09-13
    EPFL
    Lausanne, Switzerland; Switzerland

    Meeting Type: Summer School

    Subject Area: Algebraic Topology, Category Theory

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    There will be three mini-courses of 4 1/2 hours each, given by the following lecturers:

    Marino Gran (UCL), Jérôme Scherer (EPFL) and Enrico Vitale (UCL)

    There is no conference fee to attend the Summer School; however, registration is required.

    JDG 2014 Harvard Conference on Geometry and Topology

    2014-09-13 through 2014-09-14
    Harvard University
    Massachusetts; USA

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: algebraic topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    The conference is co-sponsored by Lehigh University and Harvard University. Partial support is provided by the National Science Foundation. We will be able to provide partial support to a limited number of participants to cover some travel costs. Graduate students, recent PhDs, and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to participate and to apply for support. Graduate students should ask a faculty member to write a brief recommendation letter for them and send to Maureen via email at maureen\@math.harvard.edu. Recent PhDs, and members of underrepresented groups should send a copy of their CV to Maureen. Applications received by August 15, 2014 will receive full consideration.

    DMV-PTM Meeting 2014: Groups and Topology

    2014-09-15 through 2014-09-16
    Poznan; Poland

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: algebraic topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    The DMV-PTM joint meeting 2014 in Poznan will have a session entitled 'Groups and Topology' and this will be accompanied by a short satellite conference taking place 15./16.09.2014 at the Mathematical Conference Center in Bedlewo.

    Algebras, Operads and Rewriting

    2014-09-30 through 2014-10-03
    Saint - Étienne; France

    Meeting Type: Workshop

    Subject Area: Topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    Over the recent years, rewriting theory has emerged as a powerful tool in the context of associative algebras and operad theory. In particular, it has found applications to the study of homological properties of these structures, such as computing explicit resolutions, homological finiteness properties and koszulness. The workshop is open to all the topics about computational aspects of algebras and operads and the algebraic aspects of rewriting theory, such as

    algebras and operads: computation of resolutions, Koszul duality, generalised koszulness, homotopy and homology of algebras and operads, etc. rewriting: Gröbner bases, Squier theory, higher-dimensional and linear rewriting, homotopy and homology of rewriting systems, etc.

    October 2014

    Topological quantum field theories, quantum groups and 3-manifold invariants

    2014-10-06 through 2014-10-10
    University of Copenhagen
    Copenhagen; Denmark

    Meeting Type: Master class

    Subject Area: algebraic topology

    Contact: Massimiliano Ungheretti, Nathalie Wahl

    Description

    The masterclass will consist of a lecture series by Chris Douglas and Andre Henriques, with additional lectures by Ryszard Nest.

    Groups, Geometry, and Dynamics

    2014-10-11 through 2014-10-11
    IUPUI
    Indianapolis, Indiana; USA

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: Geometry

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    This event will be the first of a continuing biyearly event organized by Indiana, IUPUI, Purdue, and UIUC that will feature talks from groups, geometry, and dynamics. We will have a half day of lectures on October 11, 2014 at IUPUI. The associated webpage with the schedule and more detailed information can be found through the below link:

    http://www.math.illinois.edu/DGG2014/index.html

    Please direct any question on this event to Ben McReynolds (dmcreyn@gmail.com).

    Algebra, Geometry, and Combinatorics Day (ALGECOM 11)

    2014-10-18 through 2014-10-18
    DePaul University
    Chicago, IL; USA

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: algebra, geometry, combinatorics

    Contact: Christopher Drupieski

    Description

    Algebra, Geometry, and Combinatorics Day (ALGECOM) is a one-day meeting of mathematicians from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and beyond who are interested in algebra, geometry, and combinatorics (widely interpreted). The meeting will feature several invited lectures in the morning and afternoon, and a poster session for graduate students and other junior mathematicians.

    GDR 2875 Topologie Algébrique et Applications

    2014-10-22 through 2014-10-24
    Blaise Pascal University
    Clermont-Ferrand; France

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: algebraic topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    The annual meeting of the French topology network, GDR 2875 Topologie Algébrique et Applications, will be hosted in 2014 by the Mathematics research laboratory UMR 6620 (CNRS), University Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand.

    Start - Wednesday 22 October at 9h End - Friday 24 October at 13h.

    Invited speakers:

    Georg Biedermann (Nantes) Damien Calaque (Montpellier) Baptiste Calmès (Lens) David Chataur (Lille) Yann Palu (Amiens) Steven Sam (Berkeley/ Wisconsin) Michel van den Bergh (Hasselt et NFWO) (mini-course) Alexis Virelizier (Lille) Guodong Zhou (Shanghai)

    Michel van den Bergh will present a mini-course of three talks "Hochschild (co)homology, deformation theory and Caldararu's conjecture".

    Scientific committee: Natalia Castellana (Barcelone), Thierry Lambre (Clermont-Ferrand), Geoffrey Powell (Angers), Stephen Theriault (Southampton)

    Inscription (via the web site) is required: deadline 30 Septembre 2014. Some financial support is available; priority will be given to members of the GDR.

    Ahlfors-Bers Colloquium

    2014-10-23 through 2014-10-26
    Yale University
    New Haven, Connecticut; USA

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: Geometry

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    This conference is the sixth in a series of triennial colloquia devoted to the mathematical legacy of Lars Ahlfors and Lipman Bers. The core heritage is in geometric function theory, quasiconformal mapping, Teichmüller theory and Kleinian groups, hyperbolic manifolds, and partial differential equations including Schramm/Stochastic-Loewner-Evolution/Equations. Today we see the influence of Ahlfors and Bers on algebraic geometry, mathematical physics, dynamics, probability, geometric group theory, number theory and topology.

    Barcelona Topology Workshop 2014 (BaToWo'14)

    2014-10-24 through 2014-10-25
    Torre Vila-Puig in the UAB
    Barcelona; Spain

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: algebraic topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    The Barcelona Topology Workshop 2014 (BaToWo'14) will take place on the 24-25th October, at the Torre Vila-Puig in the UAB. The BaToWo is the yearly meeting of the Barcelona Algebraic Topology Group.

    This year the speakers are:

    Nils Baas (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim) Alberto Gavira-Romero (Málaga) Gerd Laures (Ruhr Universität, Bochum) Julien Marché (Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu) Vicente Muñoz (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas (CSIC-UAM-UC3M-UCM)) Thomas Nikolaus (Universität Regensburg) Vesna Stojanoska (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Bonn) Alain Valette (Université de Neuchâtel)

    Midwest Topology Seminar

    2014-10-25 through 2014-10-25
    Northwestern University
    Evanston, IL; USA

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: algebraic topology

    Contact: Paul Goerss

    Description

    The Fall edition of the on-going regional conference series.

    Special Day on Eigenfunctions of the Laplacian on manifolds

    2014-10-25 through 2014-10-25
    Northwestern University
    Illinois; USA

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: Geometry

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    none

    Special Session in Homotopy Theory at the AMS Western Sectional Meeting

    2014-10-25 through 2014-10-26
    San Francisco State University
    San Francisco, California; USA

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: algebraic topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    Speakers: Daniel Berwick-Evans (Stanford) Anna Marie Bohmann (Northwestern) Dave Carchedi (UBC) Safia Chettih (Oregon) S. T. Edward Fan (Caltech) Kyle Ormsby (Reed) Eric Peterson (UC Berkeley) Marcy Robertson (UCLA) Dev P. Sinha (Oregon) Deborah Vicinsky (Oregon)

    Southeast Geometry Seminar XXV

    2014-10-26 through 2014-10-26
    University of Tennessee
    Tennessee; USA

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: Geometry

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    The SGS XXV conference is co-sponsored by Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, and The University of Tennessee. Partial support is provided by the National Science Foundation.

    We will be able to provide partial support to a limited number of participants to cover some travel costs. Graduate students, recent PhDs, and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to participate and to apply for support. Please send your requests to the local organizer, Fernando Schwartz: fernando@math.utk.edu. Applications received by September 15, 2014 will receive full consideration.

    Higher Structures in Geometry and Physics 2014

    2014-10-27 through 2014-10-31
    Geneva; Switzerland

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: Geometry

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    For the conference this year, we would like to have a focus on interaction between higher structures and field theory.

    Speakers

    Yuri Berest (Cornell) Andrien Brochier (Edinburgh) David Carchedi (MPI, Bonn; UBC, Vancouver) Alberto Cattaneo (Zurich) Tobias Ekholm (Uppsala) Giovanni Felder (ETH, Zurich) Pavel Mnev (St.Petersburg) Claudia Scheimbauer (ETH, Zurich) Florian Schätz (Aarhus) Christopher Schommer-Pries (MPI, Bonn) Christoph Schweigert (Hamburg) Thomas Strobl (Lyon) Hiro Tanaka (Harvard) Peter Teichner (MPI, Bonn) Bertrand Toen (CNRS, Montpellier) Konrad Waldorf (Greifswald) Katrin Wendland (Freiburg) Maxim Zabzine (Uppsala)

    November 2014

    Discrete, Computational and Algebraic Topology

    2014-11-10 through 2014-11-14
    Center for Symmetry and Deformation/Center for Experimental Mathematics, University of Copenhagen
    Copenhagen; Denmark

    Meeting Type: workshop

    Subject Area: algebraic topology, topological combinatorics, computational topology, experimental mathematics

    Contact: Frank Lutz

    Description

    In this workshop, we aim at bringing together researchers with synergistic research interests from Discrete Topology/Topological Combinatorics as well as from Computational Topology to foster interaction and to exchange ideas on

    • homology calculations,
    • discrete Morse theory,
    • persistent homology,
    • complexity issues,
    • random and structural aspects

    of simplicial/cell complexes of a theoretical origin or from applied topological data.

    Texas Geometry and Topology Conference

    2014-11-14 through 2014-11-16
    University of Texas-Austin
    Texas; USA

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: Geometry and Topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    The weekend-long TGTC conference at the Mathematics Department of UT Austin features leading researchers in low-dimensional topology, hyperbolic geometry, geometric group theory, gauge theory and symplectic topology.

    The TGTC conferences have been running since 1989. This will be the 52nd.

    Everyone is welcome, but registration is required, whether or not you are requesting support. Please register as early as possible! There are no registration fees.

    TGTC is committed to the strengthening and enrichment of the mathematics personnel base. We will be able to offer some support for expenses. Graduate students, junior faculty, women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to participate and to apply for support.

    Nordic Topology Meeting 2014

    2014-11-27 through 2014-11-28
    NTNU
    Trondheim; Norway

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: Topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    The Nordic Topology Meeting 2014 will be held on November 27 and November 28 at NTNU, Trondheim, Norway.

    The speakers will be

    Alexander Berglund (Stockholm) Magnus Bakke Botnan (NTNU) Marcel Bökstedt (Aarhus) Bjørn Dundas (Bergen) Jesper Grodal (Copenhagen) Rune Haugseng (MPIM Bonn) Kristian Moi (Copenhagen) Erik Kjær Pedersen (Copenhagen) Gereon Quick (Munich/NTNU) John Rognes (Oslo).

    Please note that the deadline for registration is October 20.

    December 2014

    Seventh de Brún Workshop on Homological Perturbation Theory

    2014-12-01 through 2014-12-05
    NUI Galway
    Galway; Ireland

    Meeting Type: Workshop

    Subject Area: algebraic topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    The de Brún workshop series began in 2008. The current workshop is devoted to homological perturbation theory, applications and related topics. All who are interested are invited to attend. There is no workshop fee and there is some funding to help with accommodation and travel (contact graham.ellis@nuigalway.ie for details).

    4th Annual Tech Topology Conference

    2014-12-05 through 2014-12-07
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Atlanta, GA; USA

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: Topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    This is the fourth annual Tech Topology Conference. It will bring together established and young researchers from around the country for a weekend of mathematics in Atlanta. We are pleased to announce this year's speakers will be: Danny Calegari (University of Chicago) James Conway (Georgia Institute of Technology) Laura DeMarco (Northwestern University) Nathan Dunfield (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Chris Leininger (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Kathryn Mann (University of California, Berkeley) Laura Starkston (University of Texas at Austin)

    Mathematical Aspects of Six-Dimensional Quantum Field Theories

    2014-12-08 through 2014-12-12
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA; USA

    Meeting Type: Workshop

    Subject Area: Geometry

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    The University of California, Berkeley will host a workshop devoted to the mathematical applications of 6d quantum field theory during the week of the 8th to the 12th of December 2014. The workshop is principally aimed at graduate students and young researchers working in the mathematics of quantum field theory and areas of mathematics to which it applies, such as geometric representation theory, geometric topology and mirror symmetry.

    There will be minicourses given by

    David Ben-Zvi, University of Texas, Austin Kevin Costello, Northwestern University Tudor Dimofte, Institute for Advanced Study Andrew Neitzke, University of Texas, Austin

    Applications close on September 30th 2014. Some funds may be available to support graduate students and young researchers.

    January 2015

    Interactions between Representation Theory, Algebraic Topology and Commutative Algebra

    2015-01-07 through 2015-06-30
    Centre de Recerca Matemàtica (CRM)
    Barcelona; Spain

    Meeting Type: Research program

    Subject Area: algebraic topology, representation theory, commutative algebra

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    The main focus of this research program will be on the interaction between algebraic topology, commutative algebra, and representation theory. The underlying theme is the use of homological algebra; it serves as a common language making interaction possible and fruitful. This involves, for instance, the use of derived and triangulated categories, and methods from homotopy theory.

    The goal of the program is to facilitate broader, and deeper, interaction between researchers from these different fields. To this end, distinguished experts will participate in this program, teaching advanced courses on subjects of current interest. Further activities include workshops and regular seminars, with specific emphasis on opportunities for young researchers to learn new ideas and techniques.​

    AWM Workshop on Homotopy Theory

    2015-01-10 through 2015-01-13
    San Antonio, TX; USA

    Meeting Type: Workshop

    Subject Area: algebraic topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    The Association for Women in Mathematics is sponsoring a workshop focused on Homotopy Theory at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Antonio, January 10 - 13, 2015. The workshop will include a poster session presented by graduate students and a series of talks by both senior women and recent PhDs.

    The following researchers have agreed to speak:

    Julie Bergner Teena Gerhardt Kathryn Hess Ulrike Tillmann

    We would like to invite recent PhDs in the field of Homotopy Theory to apply to participate in the workshop and give a 20-minute talk. To be eligible a recent PhD must have received her PhD within approximately the last five years. The associated graduate student poster presentations will be chosen from all fields of mathematics. To be eligible for selection and funding, a graduate student must have made substantial progress towards her thesis. AWM will offer partial support for travel and hotel accommodations for the selected participants. The workshop will also include a reception and a luncheon where participants will have the opportunity to meet with other women mathematicians at all stages of their careers.

    The poster presentation and talks are open to all attendees of the JMM and hence present a unique opportunity to showcase young researchers to a large audience.

    Application Deadline: August 15, 2014; the application submission link will be available in early July at the link below. All applications should include: a title, abstract, cv, and a letter of recommendation (for graduate students this letter should be from the thesis advisor.)

    February 2015

    The 22nd SCGAS Southern California Geometric Analysis Seminar

    2015-02-07 through 2015-02-08
    University of California, San Diego
    California; USA

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: Geometric Analysis

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    The 22nd SCGAS will be held at the Department of Mathematics of University of California at San Diego on Saturday, February 7, 2015 and Sunday, February 8, 2015. The lectures will be held in Center Hall 105.

    The registration fee is $15, payable in cash only at the conference.

    The SCGAS will provide breakfast on Sunday and refreshments throughout the weekend for all participants. There will be a banquet at the Pearl Chinese Cuisine on Saturday, February 7th. The cost is $40 (cash only) to be paid on Saturday morning at the conference. We will provides rides to and from the restaurant.

    For participants who are requesting reimbursement please send your completed expenses form and receipts to 340 Rowland Hall (Bldg.# 400) University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697-3875. Reimbursement is only guaranteed up to the amount specified in the email you received from the SCGAS, and only with valid receipts. If you have questions please send an email to scgas@math.ucsd.edu.

    Computations in Groups and Algebras (CoGrAl2015)

    2015-02-16 through 2015-02-19
    Friedrich Schiller University Jena
    Jena, Thuringia; Germany

    Meeting Type: Workshop

    Subject Area: Cohomology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    The aim of the workshop is to shed some light on various aspects of modern finite group theory, with a particular view towards computations. More precisely, we will focus on the following strongly interconnected topics:

    (1) Cohomology of finite-dimensional algebras: This generalises the case of finite group algebras, and next to cohomology rings this also covers the computation of Ext algebras. Moreover, aspects from commutative algebra and from topology come into play here.

    (2) Fusion systems are a conceptual device to relate the structure of p-groups to their embeddings into arbitrary finite groups, where again topological aspects play a role. In view of (1), the cohomology of p-groups, and how it is influenced by their structure, is particularly interesting in itself, and moreover is one of the cornerstones of computing finite group cohomology in general.

    (3) Block theory of finite groups: To understand the structure of module categories deep facts from homology theory are indispensable, yielding tight connections to (1) and complementing the insights acquired there. Moreover, by way of local-global principles, there are intimate connections to (2), leading to mutual influence between these areas.

    March 2015

    Workshop on Geometric Analysis

    2015-03-02 through 2015-03-05
    Frankfurt; Germany

    Meeting Type: Workshop

    Subject Area: Geometry

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    This is a workshop targeted at people working on geometric flows (Flowers), as well as on other areas of Geometric Analysis (Friends).

    April 2015

    Analysis and Geometry in Metric Spaces

    2015-04-01 through 2015-06-30
    ICMAT
    Madrid; Spain

    Meeting Type: Trimester

    Subject Area: Analysis and Geometry

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    We are organizing a series of activities at ICMAT which will bring together a number of first rank specialists in this growing trend. They consist of four introductory courses to this subject, a series of seminars and one large workshop. The courses will take place in May 2015, so that non-specialists interested in learning something about this new field will be more prepared to face the subsequent workshop (from June 1st to June 5th). This will serve as a platform to launch a number of specialized seminars in June. There will also be a few seminars (or a less specialized character) in April.

    The organization will offer a number of grants for young researchers covering accomodation for 6 weeks, including the introductory courses and the workshop.

    LMS Regional meeting and workshop

    2015-04-07 through 2015-04-11
    University of Lancaster
    Lancaster, Lancashire; UK

    Meeting Type: Workshop

    Subject Area: homotopical algebra and its applications

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    This is to announce an LMS Northern Regional Meeting and workshop to be held in University of Lancaster on April 7-11, 2015. The year 2015 is the 150th anniversary of the LMS and this event is a commemorative one. Its central theme is homotopical algebra and its applications. The Meeting speakers are:

    P. Neumann I. Moerdijk D. Sullivan

    Among invited speakers at the workshop are:

    D.-C. Cisinski V. Ginzburg M. Gross I. Grojnowski V. Hinich D. Joyce A. King M. Livernet

    Limited funds are available for UK-based PhD students.

    June 2015

    Geometries in action, a conference in honor of Étienne Ghys

    2015-06-29 through 2015-07-03
    École normale supérieure
    Lyon; France

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: Geometry

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    Geometries in action is a conference in honor of Étienne Ghys, to be held at the École normale supérieure in Lyon, from June 29 to July 3, 2015. There will be three mini-courses and some plenary talks.

    August 2015

    Topology and Geometry Conference

    2015-08-17 through 2015-08-21
    Bonn; Germany

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: algebraic topology

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    Confirmed Speakers:

    Ian Agol, Mark Behrens, Martin Bridson, Danny Calegari, Sylvain Cappell Thomas Church, Benson Farb, Thomas Farrell, Dan Freed, Jesper Grodal, Lars Hesselholt, Mike Hopkins, Jacob Lurie, Ib Madsen, Birgit Richter, Thomas Schick, Andreas Thom, Daniel Wise

    Organizers: Wolfgang Lück, Stefan Schwede, Peter Teichner sponsored by the Leibniz Prize funds awarded to Wolfgang Lück

    January 2016

    MSRI Differential Geometry - Spring 2016

    2016-01-14 through 2016-05-06
    MSRI
    Berkeley, CA; USA

    Meeting Type: conference

    Subject Area: Differential Geometry

    Contact: see conference website

    Description

    Differential geometry is a subject with both deep roots and recent advances. Many old problems in the field have recently been solved, such as the Poincaré and geometrization conjectures by Perelman, the quarter pinching conjecture by Brendle-Schoen, the Lawson Conjecture by Brendle, and the Willmore Conjecture by Marques-Neves. The solutions of these problems have introduced a wealth of new techniques into the field. This semester-long program will focus on the following main themes: (1) Einstein metrics and generalizations, (2) Complex differential geometry, (3) Spaces with curvature bounded from below, (4) Geometric flows, and particularly on the deep connections between these areas.