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Upcoming Meetings

July 2015

Manifolds and K-Theory (algebraic and topological)

2015-07-27 through 2015-07-31
Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg, Maths Institute
Freiburg im Breisgau; Germany

Meeting Type: summer school

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: Sebastian Goette

Description

Topic: Families of smooth manifolds, relations to topological K-theory and Waldhausen K-theory of spaces, higher torsion invariants

Program: Morning lectures by Bruce Williams, Bernard Badzioch, Wolfgang Steimle along with daily exercise and discussion sessions in the afternoon.

August 2015

Summer 2015 Wasatch Topology Conference

2015-08-02 through 2015-08-04
University of Utah
Park City, Utah; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

The Mathematics departments of the University of Utah and Brigham Young University along with the National Science Foundation are sponsoring the 36th Semiannual Wasatch Topology Conference to be held August 2nd to 4th, 2015 at the Yarrow Hotel in Park City, Utah.

The conference is being organized by Mladen Bestvina, Ken Bromberg, Jon Chaika, Greg Conner, Jessica Purcell, Eric Swenson and Kevin Wortman.

Algebraic K-theory and Trace Methods

2015-08-03 through 2015-08-07
University of Regensburg
Regensburg; Germany

Meeting Type: Summer school

Subject Area: K-theory

Contact: see conference website

Description

The aim of this summer school is to familiarize PhD students and young researchers with trace methods in algebraic K-theory as well as to present some recent advancements in the field. The activity will consist of 2 four-part lecture series as well as a series of invited lectures. There will also be opportunities for junior participants to make short presentations.

USC K-theory Summer School

2015-08-04 through 2015-08-07
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA ; USA

Meeting Type: Summer School

Subject Area: K-theory, Algebraic topology

Contact: Aravind Asok

Description

This is a summer school for early career mathematicians, especially those interested in A^1-homotopy theory. The topic is Morel's ``Stable A^1-connectivity theorem" in A^1-homotopy theory. We will attempt, via participant contributed lectures, to present the proof and various applications.

West Coast Algebraic Topology Summer School - WCATSS 2015

2015-08-12 through 2015-08-14
University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon ; USA

Meeting Type: Summer school

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

The 2015 West Coast Algebraic Topology Summer School will be held at the University of Oregon, starting in the afternoon of Wednesday August 12 and lasting through the end of the day on Friday August 14. The intended audience are graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with an interest in algebraic topology.

This year's theme will be Computations in motivic and classical stable homotopy theory. The lead scientific organizer is Dan Isaksen of Wayne State University.

Participants will have the opportunity to present lectures, and ample time will be provided for discussion and exercises. The atmosphere will be relaxed and inclusive.

All interested graduate students and postdocs are encouraged to visit wcatss15.wikispaces.com for more information. Mathematicians from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Limited travel funding is available. Feel free to contact wcatss15@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Combinatorial Constructions in Topology

2015-08-17 through 2015-08-21
PIMS / University of Regina
Regina, Saskachewan; Canada

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology, configuration spaces, rational homotopy theory

Contact: Graham Denham

Description

This workshop is organized around some interrelated themes in algebraic and equivariant topology, such as: torus-equivariant topology and GKM theory; K-theory of toric manifolds; (rational) homotopy theory of toric spaces; arrangements of hyperplanes; rigidity problems in toric topology; symplectic aspects; configuration spaces; applications of topology in combinatorics; group actions. The meeting is one part of the Applied Algebraic and Geometric Topology PIMS Collaborative Research Group. A central objective is to bring together researchers from PIMS-sponsored universities with participants from elsewhere in Canada and the rest of the world.

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

Applied Topology and High-Dimensional Data Analysis in Victoria

2015-08-17 through 2015-08-28
University of Victoria
Victoria; Canada

Meeting Type: conference and summer school

Subject Area: algebraic topology, statistics

Contact: Ryan Budney

Description

This conference aims to bring together applied topologists and spatial statisticians that are curious about each-other's work. We anticipate having two relatively-distinct groups: 1) topologists that have been working with applied algebraic-topological tools like persistent homology, 2) statisticians working in the area of high-dimensional data analysis, and researchers from fields that involve large data problems. We aim to have as many general-interest talks as possible but as talks get more technical and special-interest we might see some parallel sessions aimed towards one particular audience. The other principal aspect of the conference is the first week we will have talks aimed primarily at a graduate student audience, covering the most basic topics in algebraic topology, persistent homology, and the basics of the fields people are applying these topics to, such as economics, brain imaging and genomics.

The 11th William Rowan Hamilton Geometry and Topology Workshop

2015-08-25 through 2015-08-29
The Hamilton Mathematics Institute, Trinity College Dublin
Dublin; Ireland

Meeting Type: workshop

Subject Area: geometry, topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

This year's topic for the workshop is Interactions between three and four manifolds.

Minicourse:

This years minicourse will be given by Martin Scharlemann (Santa Barbara) and David Gay (Georgia) on Bridging classical three and four manifold theory. The minicourse will run August 25-26 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 27-29, speakers to be announced. There will also be scheduled discussion and problem sessions.

Nordic Topology Meeting

2015-08-27 through 2015-08-28
Stockholm ; Sweden

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

Speakers:

• Greg Arone • Andy Baker • Daniela Egas • Lars Hesselholt • Thomas Kragh • Anssi Lahtinen • Paul Arne Østvær • Irakli Patchkoria • Christian Schlichtkrull • Markus Szymik

Finiteness Conditions in Topology and Algebra

2015-08-31 through 2015-09-03
Queen's University Belfast, School of Mathematics and Physics, Pure Mathematics Research Centre
Belfast; UK

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology, geometric group theory, homological algebra

Contact: Thomas Huettemann

Description

The conference "Finiteness Conditions in Topology and Algebra" will take place 31.08.-03.09.2015 at Queen's University Belfast (UK). The current list of speakers includes:

  • Martin Bridson* (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Dan Burghelea (Ohio State University, US)
  • Ross Geoghegan (Binghamton University, US)
  • Dessislava Kochloukova (University of Campinas, Brazil)
  • Ian Leary (University of Southampton, UK)
  • Alexandra Pettet* (University of British Columbia, Canada)
  • Andrew Ranicki (University of Edinburgh, UK)

(* TBC)

A web page for the event can be found at

http://www.northeastern.edu/suciu/Belfast2015/

where further information will be posted in due course.

Thomas Huettemann and Alex Suciu

Finiteness Conditions in Topology and Algebra

2015-08-31 through 2015-09-03
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast; UK

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: topology, algebra

Contact: see conference website

Description

The meeting will focus on finiteness properties arising in geometric topology, geometric group theory, and homological algebra, as well as Sigma-invariants of groups and spaces, Novikov homology, and interactions with other areas of mathematics, such as toric topology, hyperplane arrangements, and tropical geometry.

Mediterranean Topology Days

2015-08-31 through 2015-09-03
Mediterranean Institute for the Mathematical Sciences
Tunis; Tunisia

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: Sadok Kallel

Description

A small edit has been made, to update the link for the webpage to http://www.mims.tn/events/details/48

September 2015

Dérivateurs à Barcelone

2015-09-01 through 2015-09-04
Institute of Mathematics of the University of Barcelona (IMUB)
Barcelona; Spain

Meeting Type: workshop

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

A workshop on Grothendieck derivators and related methods in Homotopy Theory will be held at the Institute of Mathematics of the University of Barcelona (IMUB) from September 1 to 4, 2015. Introductory talks are planned during the first day, so that participants potentially interested in derivators become aware of the current state of the art and applications. There will be room for a small number of contributed talks.

A small amount of funding is available to cover accommodation costs of early-career participants or reimbursement of travel costs. In order to apply, please indicate it when registering or contact the organizers.

Summer School on String Topology and Rational Homotopy Theory

2015-09-02 through 2015-09-04
University of Hamburg
Hamburg; Germany

Meeting Type: summer school

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: Tarje Bargheer

Description

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30th British Topology Meeting

2015-09-07 through 2015-09-09
Queen's University Belfast, School of Mathematics and Physics, Pure Mathematics Research Centre
Belfast; UK

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: David Barnes and Thomas Huettemann

Description

The 30th British Topology Meeting, BTM30, will take place in the Pure Mathematics Research Centre of Queen's University Belfast, from Monday 7 September to Wednesday 9 September 2015. The list of speakers includes Carles Casacuberta (Barcelona, Spain), Eva Maria Feichtner (Bremen, Germany) and Andrew Tonks (Leicester, UK). More information on the programme and registration procedure will appear on the conference web page http://www.qub.ac.uk/puremaths/btm30/home.html in due course.

The main focus of the meeting will be homotopy theory and its links to other areas such as geometry, combinatorics, higher category theory and homology.

The meeting is supported by Queen's University Belfast and a conference grant of the London Mathematical Society.

Computational Algebraic Topology

2015-09-07 through 2015-09-11
University of Oxford
Oxford; UK

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology, computatinal algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

Lecturers:

Robert Ghrist: Foundations of persistent homology

Vidit Nanda: Discrete Morse Theory and cellular sheaf theory

Omer Bobrowski: Random methods in persistent homology

Michael Kerber: Applications and software development

Guest Lecturer:

Herbert Edelsbrunner

Manifolds and Groups

2015-09-07 through 2015-09-12
Ventotene; Italy

Meeting Type: geometry, group theory

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

The conference will be devoted to the interplay between the geometric, group theoretic and number theoretic aspects of manifolds. In addition to research talks there will be an instructional component in the form of three minicourses:

Invariant random subgroups in rank one and higher rank Lie groups, Tsachick Gelander (Hebrew University and Weizmann Institute) Coverings and expanders, Emmanuel Kowalski (ETHZ) L^2-invariants and growth of homology in towers of finite coverings, Roman Sauer (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology).

Workshop in Category Theory and Algebraic Topology

2015-09-10 through 2015-09-12
Université catholique de Louvain
Louvain-la-Neuve; Belgium

Meeting Type: workshop

Subject Area: algebraic topology, category theory

Contact: see conference website

Description

The programme of the workshop will also include a very limited number of contributed 25 minute talks. If you wish to give a talk please send a short abstract (body less than half a page) to Marino Gran by May 31, 2015. Please use this latex template. You will be informed concerning the acceptance of your abstract by June 15.

The 18th International Workshop for Young Mathematicians "Algebraic and Differential Topology"

2015-09-13 through 2015-09-18
Jagiellonian University
Cracow; Poland

Meeting Type: workshop

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

Every year, we organize International Workshop for Young Mathematicians – a conference on a branch of mathematics. The subject of this year's Workshop is "Differential and Algebraic Topology".

Invited Speakers:

Stefan Jackowski (University of Warsaw)

Matthias Kreck (University of Bonn)

Krzysztof Pawałowski (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan)

Peter Teichner (Max Planck Institute of Mathematics)

Graduate Workshop on TQFT

2015-09-14 through 2015-09-18
Simons Center for Geometry and Physics
Stony Brook NY; USA

Meeting Type: Graduate Workshop

Subject Area: topological quantum field theory

Contact: see conference website

Description

Organized by: Anton Kapustin and Alexander Kirillov

Topological Quantum Field Theory (TQFT) was first introduced by Witten at the end of 1980s as physical theory. It was immediately followed by an avalanche of works by many authors, both mathematicians and physicists, among them Atiyah, Reshetikhin and Turaev, Segal,.. who showed TQFT is closely related not only to physics but also to low-dimensional topology (for example, invariants of knots in 3 dimensions), representation theory of quantum group, and homological algebra. The active development of the theory continues to this day, bringing together such different fields as condensed matter physics, theory of n-categories, and theoretical computer science, where one of the most promising approaches to building a quantum computer is based on the methods of TQFT.

This workshop will introduce students to the theory, covering both well established results and recent developments. The workshop will be one week long, with three lecture mini-series by leading experts in the field.

Shape Up 2015

2015-09-14 through 2015-09-18
Berlin; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

Shape Up 2015 - Exercises in Materials Geometry and Topology

The conference will be an interdisciplinary discussion meeting on patterns and geometry, and their role in biological and synthetic microstructured materials and tissue. We invite contributions from biology, chemistry, materials science, mathematics, physics and related fields addressing the genesis, properties and function of complex nano-scale geometries, as well as underlying geometric and topological concepts for the study of complex structure and shape.

The key areas of interest include:

  • Geometric and topological concepts in soft condensed matter
  • Characterization of structure and function
  • Topological data analysis and image reconstruction
  • Self-assembly of bi- and polycontinuous phases
  • Negatively curved surfaces and hyperbolic geometry
  • Structure enumeration & network-like phases
  • Function of complex nanostructures in biology
  • Bio-inspired design of materials
  • Knots and entanglements in physics
  • Emergence of chirality, order and the role of disorder
  • Symmetry, graphs and discrete geometry
  • Tessellations, area-minimising foams and packings
  • Three-dimensional topology of cellular microstructures
  • Pattern formation and complex structures in soft materials

Motivic Homotopy Theory and its applications to problems in Algebra and Algebraic Geometry

2015-09-24 through 2015-09-25
University of Hamburg (Universität Hamburg)
Hamburg; Germany

Meeting Type: mini-symposium

Subject Area: algebraic topology, algebra, algebraic geometry

Contact: see conference website

Description

The mini-symposium will be part of the annual conference of the DMV (German Mathematical Society), this year in cooperation with the DMF (Dansk Mathematical Society), in Hamburg, Germany, September 22-25.

Registration for the conference is required for participating in the mini-symposium. There are limited funds available to cover conference registration fees.

New Spaces for Mathematics and Physics, Formal and Philosophical Reflections

2015-09-28 through 2015-10-02
Institut Henri Poincaré
Paris; France

Meeting Type: workshop

Subject Area: algebraic topology, geometry, physics

Contact: see conference website

Description

Since the development of differential and algebraic varieties, the notion of space has traversed very radical transformations, both in pure mathematics and in mathematical physics. The objective of this project is to propose a formal, conceptual and historical vision of these evolutions by addressing recent notions of space in mathematics and/or physics (such as diffeologies, schemes, topoi, stacks, spin networks, homotopy types, noncommutative spaces, supermanifolds, etc.).

This conference is part of the wider project of editing a collective book on these subjects. The workshop is conceived as an opportunity to collectively discuss and enrich the different contributions to the book.

Clay Workshop on Algebraic Topology

2015-09-28 through 2015-10-02
University of Oxford
Oxford; UK

Meeting Type: workshop

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

From one point of view algebraic topology is the study of higher structures, which are ubiquitous in mathematics and nature. Much development of effective machinery in algebraic topology has been motivated by the study of manifolds. While these powerful tools continue to solve deep problems in manifold theory, such as Mumford conjecture and the Kervaire invariant problem, the tables have also been turned around with manifolds, via the cobordism hypothesis, defining the higher structures of interest and entirely new fields have emerged exploiting these higher structures in topology, geometry and algebra.

This workshop will expose and explore recent developments and advances in the study of topological moduli spaces, topological field theories, infinity categories, derived algebraic geometry and related topics.

Inaugural Geometry Lectures at CIMAT-Merida 2015

2015-09-30 through 2015-10-02
Autonomous University of Yucatan
Merida, Yucatan; Mexico

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: geometry, differential geometry

Contact: see conference website

Description

The aim of the Inaugural Geometry Lectures is to bring distinguished mathematicians to deliver series of lectures for researchers and postgraduate students working in the area of Differential Geometry.

October 2015

Midwest Topology Seminar

2015-10-10 through 2015-10-11
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: Sean Tilson

Description

Fall 2015 Midwest Topology Seminar: honoring Bob Bruner on the occasion of his 65th birthday

The Fall meeting of the Midwest Topology Seminar will take place at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan on Saturday October 10th and Sunday October 11. Speakers will be Irina Bobkova, Dan Christensen, John Greenlees, Kyle Ormsby, Vesna Stojanoska, and, Sean Tilson. A more detailed program and website will be added shortly.

This Seminar will celebrate the 65th birthday of Bob Bruner. As such, there will be a banquet on the evening of Saturday October 10th.

Algebraic structures of Hochschild complexes

2015-10-12 through 2015-10-16
University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen; Denmark

Meeting Type: Masterclass

Subject Area: algebraic topology, non-commutative geometry

Contact: Ryszard Nest, Massimiliano Ungheretti

Description

This masterclass will feature lecture series by Boris Tsygan and Thomas Willwacher.

Higher Structures in Mathematics and Physics 2015

2015-10-12 through 2015-10-16
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics
Bonn; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: geometry, physics

Contact: see conference website

Description

Slightly different from past years, we plan to have a schedule with relatively fewer talks and longer breaks to promote deeper interaction and discussion. Confirmed speakers are:

Bruce Bartlett (Oxford), Damien Calaque (Montpellier), Tobias Dyckerhoff (University of Bonn), Owen Gwilliam (MPIM Bonn), David Jordan (University of Edinburgh), Pavel Mnev (MPIM Bonn), Thomas Nikolaus (MPIM Bonn), Pavel Safronov (Oxford), Jörg Teschner (Hamburg).

Limited funding is available, especially for younger participants. The deadline for requests for financial support is August 8, 2015.

GDR 2875 Topologie Algébrique et Applications

2015-10-21 through 2015-10-23
Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse
Toulouse; France

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

Invited speakers:

Stéphane Baseilhac (Montpellier)

Urtzi Buijs (UCL Louvain/ Malaga)

Diarmuid Crowley* (Aberdeen)

Thomas Ehrhard (Paris 7)

Yaël Frégier* (Lens)

Grégory Ginot (Paris 6) - Minicours

Claudia Scheimbauer (MPI Bonn)

Greg Stevenson (Bielefeld)

Gabriele Vezzosi* (Florence)

  • to be confirmed

Grégory Ginot will present a mini-course of three talks on "Factorization homology and applications".

November 2015

Texas Geometry and Topology Conference: Metric and Conformal Geometry

2015-11-06 through 2015-11-08
Rice University
Houston, Texas; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: geometry

Contact: see conference website

Description

Accelerated by the work of Gromov, metric techniques have gained an important place in Riemannian geometry, especially in the study of conformal structures. This development has deeply affected our understanding, particularly of Teichmüller spaces, conformal dynamics, hyperbolic 3-manifolds, and symmetric spaces of non-positive curvature. In recent years, some of these metric techniques have also been important in the study of certain random planar processes. This conference features leading researchers in these various fields, each of which has roots in metric and conformal geometry.

Poster Session: We will hold a poster session Saturday evening; graduate students and recent PhD’s are strongly encouraged to participate. Please register your poster by October 30.

This meeting is supported by Rice University and the National Science Foundation. Everyone is welcome but all participants must register; there are no registration fees.

We will be able to offer some support for travel expenses. Graduate students, junior faculty, women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to participate and to apply for support. Deadline to request support is Tuesday, September 15. Early requests will be given preference.

Topos at IHES

2015-11-23 through 2015-11-27
IHES
Le Bois-Marie; France

Meeting Type: conference + introductory school

Subject Area: algebraic topology, higher category theory

Contact: see conference website

Description

The concept of topos was introduced by A. Grothendieck during his Séminaire de Géométrie Algébrique du Bois-Marie, which took place at the IHES in the early sixties. The original motivation was that of defining a general notion of space on which one could define cohomological invariants in the algebro-geometric setting needed for proving the Weil's conjectures. In spite of this quite specific technical motivation, the notion of topos appeared at the very beginning as defining a new conception of space, capable of unifying the continuous and the discrete in an harmonious marriage: in the words of Grothendieck "Un lit si vaste en effet (telle une vaste et paisible rivière très profonde...), que “tous les chevaux du roi y pourraient boire ensemble...". "

In the following years, new perspectives on the notion on topos emerged. According to Lawvere and Tierney, a topos can be considered not only as a generalized space but as a mathematical universe within which one can carry out most familiar set-theoretic constructions, but which also, thanks to the inherent ‘flexibility' of the notion of topos, can be profitably exploited to construct 'new mathematical worlds' having particular properties. On the other hand, the theory of classifying toposes allows to regard a Grothendieck topos as a suitable kind of first-order theory modulo Morita-equivalence. Toposes have also been proved effective in studying dualities and establishing ‘bridges’ across different mathematical theories with a related semantic content.

The conference aims to illustrate the fruitfulness and wide-ranging impact of the notion of topos, by featuring presentations on new theoretical advances in the subject (including the theory of higher toposes) as well as on applications of toposes in different fields such as number theory, algebraic geometry, logic, functional analysis, topology, mathematical physics and computer science. The conference is preceded by a two-day introductory mini-course for the benefit of students and mathematicians who are not already familiar with topos theory.

December 2015

Aspects of Homotopy Theory

2015-12-14 through 2015-12-17
University of Southampton
Southampton; UK

Meeting Type: conference, workshop

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

Keynote Speakers:

  • Gunnar Carlsson (Stanford University)
  • Ralph Cohen (Stanford University)
  • Ian Leary (University of Southampton)

Invited Speakers:

  • Alexander Berglund (Stockholm University)
  • Piotr Beben (University of Southampton)
  • Natalia Castellana (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
  • Alexander Gaifullin (Steklov Mathematical Institute, Moscow)
  • John Greenlees (University of Sheffield)
  • Brendan Owens (University of Glasgow)
  • Nansen Petrosyan (University of Southampton)
  • Oscar Randal-Williams (University of Cambridge)
  • Svjetlana Terzic (University of Montenegro, Podgorica)
  • Sarah Whitehouse (University of Sheffield)

International Conference on Singularity Theory -In Honor of Henry Laufer's 70th Birthday

2015-12-14 through 2015-12-18
Tsinghua University
Beijing; China

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: Singularity Theory

Contact: see conference website

Description

The aim of this conference is to celebrate Henry Laufer's 70th birthday. The topics are related to singularity theory such as Motivic integration, Poincare series, Free divisors, Torus actions, Resolution of singularities, Lagrangian and Legendrian singularities, Topology of singularities, Singularities in positive characteristic,singularities in algebraic geometry and etc. We will plan to use the conference to provide a good exchange platform on exciting new results on singularities and promote further the development of singularity theory.

The Legacy of Bernhard Riemann after one hundred and fifty years

2015-12-27 through 2015-12-30
Tsinghua University
Beijing, China; China

Meeting Type: conference, book project

Subject Area: geometry

Contact: see conference website

Description

Each generation of mathematicians need to read Riemann and to understand and interpret his work. To help the mathematics community to understand better the work of Riemann and its impact, Prof. S.T. Yau and several of us are launching one book project with the title: The legacy of Bernhard Riemann after one hundred and fifty years. It will consist of systematic contributions by leading experts around the world on subjects or topics influenced by Riemann.

January 2016

Program on Higher Structures in Geometry and Physics

2016-01-01 through 2016-03-31
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics
Bonn; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

One of the classical prerogatives of mathematics is to understand, distinguish and classify its objects. This is favorably achieved by considering naturally appearing additional structures. In recent times, great progress has been made on this front. These leaps in understanding have been so successful, that there is a growing need to understand the the different structures themselves and their interplay using higher or meta-structures. Examples from this can be found in algebra, geometry and physics, such as higher homotopies and coherences, the objects governing these, the use of higher categories in quantum field theory and derived algebraic and differential geometry. These higher structures also appear in the very foundations of mathematics in the guise of univalent foundations and homotopy type theory.

The activity aims to bring together researchers from the various areas above that are working on related and interlinked problems albeit so far in their own respective languages. The intention is an exchange of techniques and ideas which will aid current research and help to focus and shape future directions.

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.

February 2016

Winter Braids VI

2016-02-22 through 2016-02-25
University of Lille 1
Lille ; France

Meeting Type: winter school

Subject Area: algebraic topology,low dimension topology

Contact: Paolo Bellingeri

Description

The school is devoted to braids and their different applications and aspects. This sixth edition of Winter Braids is supported by the Université de Lille I, GDR Tresses, GDR singularités and ANR projects SUSI and VasKho. As in previous edition, the school is recognized and supported by French CNRS as école thématique. Besides the main lectures, there will be three half-days devoted to student presentations (not necessarily focused on braids or their generalisations). All talks will be held in english.

April 2016

Women in Topology II

2016-04-24 through 2016-04-29
Banff International Research Station
Banff, Alberta; Canada

Meeting Type: workshop

Subject Area: topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

This is the second in a series of workshops aimed at supporting and expanding research efforts by female mathematicians in the field of homotopy theory. Workshop participants will be assigned to small teams that will work together on a research project in homotopy theory. Participation in the WIT 2016 Workshop consists of a commitment to start background work on the team's project during the summer of 2015, to attend a 5-day workshop at the Banff International Research Station (BIRS) to complete research activities, and to coauthor a paper with team members in the 6 months following the workshop. The BIRS workshop will take place at the Banff International Research Station, April 24-29, 2016. Lodging and meals at BIRS will be free for all workshop participants.

Application Deadline: May 15th, 2015

We invite women who have or will have completed a Ph.D. in homotopy theory between 2010 and 2017 to apply to participate in the workshop.

June 2016

The 97th Encounter between Mathematicians and Theoretical Physicists: Around Poincaré

2016-06-02 through 2016-06-04
Institut de Recherche Mathématique Avancée (University of Strasbourg and CNRS)
Strasbourg, Alsace; France

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology, geometry, physics

Contact: see conference website

Description

The invited speakers include :

  • Norbert A’Campo (Bâle)
  • Marie-Claude Arnaud (Avignon)
  • Costas Bachas (Paris)
  • Marc Chaperon (Paris)
  • Alain Chenciner (Paris)
  • Christos Charmousis (Orsay)
  • Bassam Fayad (Paris)
  • Ken’ichi Ohshika (Tokyo)
  • Yuri Manin (Bonn et Chicago)
  • Valentin Poenaru (Orsay)
  • Alexey Sossinsky (Moscou)
  • Jean-Christophe Yoccoz (Orsay)

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

July 2016

Young Topologists Meeting 2016

2016-07-04 through 2016-07-08
University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen; Denmark

Meeting Type: conference

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: see conference website

Description

The Young Topologists 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, the program for the meeting will include lecture series by Akhil Mathew (Harvard University), Oscar Randal-Williams (University of Cambridge) and Nathalie Wahl (University of Copenhagen).

The meeting is sponsored by the Centre for Symmetry and Deformation (http://sym.math.ku.dk/).

GeToPhyMa-2016: Rational Homotopy Theory and its Interactions

2016-07-10 through 2016-07-20
Université Internationale de Rabat
Rabat; Morocco

Meeting Type: Summer School

Subject Area: algebraic topology

Contact: My Ismail Mamouni

Description

The shcool is organised by the research group "Moroccan Area in Algebraic Topology" (MAAT, http://algtop.net) and will celebrate Jim Stasheff and Dennis Sullivan for their respective 80th and 75th anniversary. We plan to schedule 30 hours of courses, 14 hours of exercises or/and discussion sessions, and 6x20mn-communications. The first and introductory course on the subject will be taught in French, while the other courses will be taught in English. Thanks to our sponsors, we have some limited funds to help support some participants. Priority will be given to Master and PhD students, to young career researchers, especially those from developing countries.

Geometric and Topological Aspects of the Representation Theory of Finite Groups

2016-07-27 through 2016-08-05
PIMS, UBC
Vancouver, BC; Canada

Meeting Type: Summer School and Workshop

Subject Area: algebraic topology, representation theory of finite groups

Contact: see conference website

Description

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