Welcome to the AlgTop-Conf List! This is a home for conference announcements in algebraic topology and, more generally, mathematics meetings which may be of any interest to the algebraic topology community.

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September 2014

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

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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.