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July 2019

European Talbot Workshop 2019: Algebraic K-theory

ag.algebraic-geometry at.algebraic-topology ct.category-theory kt.k-theory-and-homology
2019-07-07 through 2019-07-13
Rheinböllen; Germany

Meeting Type: Workshop

Contact: Bertram Arnold, Luci Bonatto, Jack Davies, Alice Hedenlund

Description

The fifth European Talbot workshop will take place in Germany July 7 - 13, 2019. The goal is to bring together a group of 30-35 graduate students and post-docs to work on a focused topic, this year algebraic K-theory, under the guidance of two senior mentors.

Most of the talks were given by the participants, with enough free time in the afternoon and evenings for further discussions and interaction. The character of the workshop is expository in nature, starting with the basic ideas and leading to a survey of the most recent developments in the field. Since all participants are staying together at a group house, jointly responsible for cooking and cleaning, we hope to create an informal and inspiring atmosphere.

Classifying spaces of finite groups of Lie type

at.algebraic-topology gr.group-theory
2019-07-08 through 2019-07-12
University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen; Denmark

Meeting Type: workshop

Contact: see conference website

Description

An informal workshop focusing on the interactions between the cohomology, homotopy, and p-local theory of finite groups of Lie type, p-compact groups, and the free loop spaces of classifying spaces of p-compact groups.

Four-manifolds: Confluence of high and low dimensions

at.algebraic-topology gt.geometric-topology
2019-07-08 through 2019-07-12
Toronto; Canada

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

This workshop will bring together researchers from the worlds of low- and high-dimensional manifold topology, especially those with interests in the study of 4-manifolds.

Women in Symplectic and Contact Geometry and Topology Workshop (WiSCon)

gt.geometric-topology sg.symplectic-geometry
2019-07-22 through 2019-07-26
ICERM, Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island; USA

Meeting Type: Workshop

Contact: see conference website

Description

Research Collaboration Conference for Women in Symplectic and Contact Geometry and Topology Workshop (WiSCon)

July 22 - 26, 2019

ICERM, Brown University

WiSCon is a Research Collaboration Conference for Women (RCCW) in the fields of contact and symplectic geometry/topology and related areas of low-dimensional topology. The goal of this workshop is to bring together women and nonbinary researchers at various career stages in these mathematical areas to collaborate in groups on projects designed and led by female leaders in the field.

Senior graduate students and early career researchers (including tenure-track) are strongly encouraged to apply!

Participants will work in teams on research projects, with researchers leading the projects including: • Penka Georgieva (Sorbonne) • Eli Grigsby (Boston College) • Tara Holm (Cornell) • Jen Hom (Georgia Tech) • Ailsa Keating (Cambridge) • Christine Ruey Shan Lee (University of South Alabama) • Chiu-Chu Melissa Liu (Columbia) • Allison Moore (UC Davis) • Emmy Murphy (Northwestern) • Yu Pan (MIT) • Ina Petkova (Dartmouth) • Ana Rita Pires (Edinburgh) • Olga Plamenevskaya (Stony Brook) • Radmila Sazdanović (North Carolina State) • Laura Starkston (UC Davis) • Lisa Traynor (Bryn Mawr) • Vera Vértesi (Strasbourg) • Katrin Wehrheim (UC Berkeley)

Applications are now open and will close on December 3, 2018.

This workshop is partially supported by NSF-HRD 1500481 - AWM ADVANCE grant.

Young Topologists Meeting 2019

kt.k-theory-and-homology gt.geometric-topology gn.general-topology ct.category-theory at.algebraic-topology
2019-07-22 through 2019-07-26
EPFL
Lausanne, Vaud; Switzerland

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Stefania Ebli, Aras Ergus, Adélie Garin, Celia Hacker, Lyne Moser, Haoqing Wu

Description

Young Topologists Meeting 2019 will be held from Monday, July 22, to Friday, July 26, 2019 at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The conference is intended as an opportunity for graduate students, recent PhDs, and other junior researchers in topology (both pure and applied) to meet each other and share their work. In addition to short talks by participants, the program for the meeting will include two lecture series by:

  • Julie Bergner (University of Virginia)
  • Vidit Nanda (University of Oxford)

Further information is going to be made available on the conference website at ytm2019.epfl.ch. The organizers can be contacted at ytm2019@epfl.ch.

Equivariant Topology and Derived Algebra, in honour of John Greenlees’s 60th birthday

ag.algebraic-geometry at.algebraic-topology ac.commutative-algebra
2019-07-29 through 2019-08-02
NTNU
Trondheim; Norway

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Scott Balchin, David Barnes, Magdalena Kedziorek, Markus Szymik, Gareth Williams

Description

A Jolly Pleasant Conference for Greenlees (J.P.C. Greenlees) officially known as Equivariant Topology and Derived Algebra

A conference in honour of John’s 60th birthday

August 2019

Floer Homotopy Theory and Low-Dimensional Topology

at.algebraic-topology gt.geometric-topology sg.symplectic-geometry
2019-08-05 through 2019-08-07
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Robert Lipshitz

Description

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Women in Topology III

at.algebraic-topology
2019-08-26 through 2019-08-30
Hausdorff Research Institute for Mathematics
Bonn; Germany

Meeting Type: workshop

Contact: Julie Bergner, Angélica Osorno, Sarah Whitehouse

Description

The purpose of the workshop is to support and expand research efforts by female mathematicians in the field of algebraic topology. The workshop will bring senior and junior researchers together with advanced graduate students to cooperate on research projects on topics of common interest. The focus of the workshop will be on active collaboration to advance the projects, rather than on knowledge communication through lectures.

September 2019

34th British Topology Meeting

at.algebraic-topology gt.geometric-topology
2019-09-16 through 2019-09-18
University of Warwick
Warwick; UK

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Scott Balchin

Description

The annual British Topology Meeting will this year be held at the University of Warwick. Speakers include:

  • Keiran Fleming (University of Leicester)
  • Jelena Grbic (University of Southampton)
  • Lennart Meier (University of Utrecht)
  • Luca Pol (University of Sheffield)
  • Constanze Roitzheim (University of Kent)
  • Bernadette Stolz (University of Oxford)
  • James Walton (University of Glasgow)
  • Ittay Weiss (University of Portsmouth)
  • Ana Garcia-Pulido (University of Liverpool)

Computations in motivic homotopy theory

ag.algebraic-geometry at.algebraic-topology ct.category-theory kt.k-theory-and-homology
2019-09-16 through 2019-09-20
SFB Higher Invariants, University of Regensburg
Regensburg; Germany

Meeting Type: autumn school

Contact: Denis-Charles Cisinski, Markus Land, Florian Strunk, Georg Tamme

Description

An autumn school on computations in motivic homotopy theory with lecture series by Marc Hoyois, Oliver Röndigs, Kirsten Wickelgren, and Paul Arne Østvær. Please register at the school's website. Limited financial support is available.

Workshop on 4-manifolds

gt.geometric-topology
2019-09-16 through 2019-09-20
Max Plank Institute for Mathematics
Bonn; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

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Women in Geometry and Topology

ag.algebraic-geometry at.algebraic-topology ct.category-theory dg.differential-geometry gt.geometric-topology sg.symplectic-geometry
2019-09-25 through 2019-09-27
Centre de Recerca Matemàtica (CRM)
Bellaterra (Barcelona), Catalonia; Spain

Meeting Type: workshop

Contact: Imma Gálvez-Carrillo

Description

he workshop Women in Geometry and Topology is an endeavour organized by the GEOMVAP research group at UPC and financed under the AGAUR project 2017SGR932.

The group GEOMVAP focuses in Geometry and Topology in the broad sense and its applications to several topics suchs as Celestial Mechanics, Control Theory, Mathematical Physics, Phylogenetics and Robotics. GEOMVAP promotes, in particular, Responsible, Research and Innovation within the framework of Horizon 2020. Among the RRI initiatives we strive for gender equality, public engagement, science communication and the visibility of women in Science and Society.

The Workshop Women in Geometry and Topology will feature several plenary talks by top female mathematicians and some contributed talks (contributed by speakers of any gender identity).

There will be two public lectures by Marta Macho (Scientific Culture Chair UPV/EHU, RSME Medal 2015, Emakunde Equality Prize 2016) and Carme Torras (Narcís Monturiol Medal 2000) addressed to the general public (you don't need to be a mathematician to follow them you just need to be curious!). A panel (open to the public) will also be organized in order to discuss the situation of women in mathematics, the gender gap and strategies for breaking the glass-ceiling inside and outside academia. Other complementary activities will be announced in due time.

The publication of "extended abstracts" from the congress is expected in the prestigious Springer-Birkhäuser Research Perspectives CRM Barcelona collection, within the Trends in Mathematics series.

October 2019

Oberwolfach Seminar: Topological Cyclic Homology and Arithmetic

at.algebraic-topology kt.k-theory-and-homology nt.number-theory
2019-10-20 through 2019-10-26
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach
Oberwolfach; Germany

Meeting Type: week-long meeting with talks by organizers and participants

Contact: Dustin Clausen, Lars Hesselholt, Akhil Mathew

Description

We organize an Oberwolfach Seminar on Topological Cyclic Homology and Arithmetic. The purpose of the seminar is to introduce the higher algebra refinements of determinant and trace, namely, algebraic K-theory and topological cyclic homology, along with their budding applications in arithmetic geometry and number theory. In particular, we will use these ingredients to build Clausen's Artin map from K-theory of locally compact topological R-modules to the dual of his Selmer K-theory of R, and explain that for R a finite, local, or global field, this implies Artin reciprocity. If you wish to participate, please follow the instructions described here to register at ag@mfo.de by August 11, 2019.

March 2020

Equivariant Stable Homotopy Theory and p-adic Hodge Theory

ag.algebraic-geometry at.algebraic-topology nt.number-theory
2020-03-01 through 2020-03-06
Banff, AB; Canada

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

The Banff International Research Station will host the "Equivariant Stable Homotopy Theory and p-adic Hodge Theory" workshop in Banff from March 1 to March 06, 2020.

Algebraic topology has had a long and fruitful collaboration with algebraic geometry, with each providing techniques and problems to the other. This workshop is aimed at an exciting, evolving incarnation of this story: applications of equivariant stable homotopy to number theory. Recent work on the foundations of equivariant stable homotopy theory (starting with the Hill--Hopkins--Ravenel work on the Kervaire invariant one problem) and Lurie's development of the foundations of ''derived algebraic geometry'' now allows systematic exploration and organization of ''equivariant derived algebraic geometry''. This allows us to do ordinary algebraic geometry in commutative ring spectra.

New foundations in this area have been spectacularly applied to phenomena seen in the trace methods approach to computing algebraic K -theory. For instance, although the theory of equivariant commutative ring spectra was described decades ago, few of the subtleties in the theory were understood or explored. The modern approaches to computing algebraic K-groups step through equivariant commutative ring spectra via the natural S1-action on topological Hochschild homology. Ongoing and transformative work by Bhatt--Morrow-Scholze in p-adic Hodge theory uses cyclotomic spectra and therefore subtle equivariant information. This workshop, at the vanguard of work in this area, seeks to bring together experts in algebraic topology, (derived) algebraic geometry, and number theory to explore these exciting new connections.

June 2020

Manifolds and K-theory: the legacy of Andrew Ranicki

at.algebraic-topology kt.k-theory-and-homology
2020-06-29 through 2020-07-03
International Centre for Mathematical Sciences
Edinburgh; UK

Meeting Type: workshop

Contact: Clark Barwick, Diarmuid Crowley, Oscar Randal-Williams, Ulrike Tillmann

Description

Andrew Ranicki and his theory of algebraic surgery played a central role in linking manifold theory, algebraic K-theory, and its close cousin L-theory. These areas have seen great developments and advances in the last decade from distinct research communities. This workshop will bring together mathematicians working on the topology of high-dimensional manifolds and their automorphisms with those working on the algebraic K-theory (and its cousins hermitian K-theory and L-theory) of rings and ring spectra, in order to share recent progress in these areas and kindle a fresh interaction between them.

July 2020

Oberwolfach Workshop: Topologie

gt.geometric-topology at.algebraic-topology
2020-07-26 through 2020-08-01
MFO
Oberwolfach; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Mark Behrens, Ruth Charney, Soren Galatius, Michael Weiss

Description

See conference website

Homotopical Methods in Fixed Point Theory

at.algebraic-topology gt.geometric-topology
2020-07-27 through 2020-07-31
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL; USA

Meeting Type: Summer School

Contact: Agnes Beaudry, Paul Goerss, Kate Ponto, Dylan Wilson

Description

The goal of this summer school is to introduce participants to modern tools used in the study of fixed point theory in algebraic topology and homotopy theory. The workshop will be centered around mini-courses whose goal will be to introduce and apply tools such as categorical approaches to duality, spectra and trace methods in algebraic K-theory to the study of classical fixed point theory.

The intended audience for this summer school should be familiar with the material in Hatcher (except the appendices). This reflects our goal that the school be accessible to second and third year students with an interest in algebraic topology from any PhD granting institution. The school will be structured around a few mini-courses which will run in an active-learning style.

Scientific Leaders

Jonathan Campbell, Vanderbilt University

Inbar Klang, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Kate Ponto, University of Kentucky

Cary Malkiewich, Binghamton University

John Lind, California State Chico

Sarah Yeakel, University of Maryland

Inna Zakharevich, Cornell University

August 2020

Low-Dimensional Topology and Number Theory

gt.geometric-topology nt.number-theory
2020-08-23 through 2020-08-29
MFO
Oberwolfach; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

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