SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

April 19, 2014

April 10-11, 2010
Graduate Student Topology and Geometry Conference
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Organizers: Megumi Harada (McMaster), Lizhen Ji (U Michigan),
Michelle Lee (U Michigan), Nina White (U Michigan)

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Supported by

Confirmed Plenary speakers

-Alan Reid (UT Austin)
-Doug Ravenel (Univeristy of Rochester).

Each plenary speaker will give 1 talk each of 50-60 minutes.

Confirmed Invited speakers

- Moon Duchin (UMichigan),
- Benjamin Schmidt (Michigan State University)
- Tom Fiore (UMichigan, Dearborn).

The invited speakers will NOT be giving "conventional" talks, but rather will be hosting parallel "problem sessions" in their respective areas of expertise, namely:

- geometric group theory
- differential geometry, and
- homotopy theory.

Graduate Student Talks

There will also be a large number of graduate student talks, i.e.
- 24 _graduate student_ talks (30 mins each), which are run in
- 3 parallel sessions (so a total of 8 times slots).

NOTE: the conference explicitly welcomes and actively solicits from all graduate students

- expository talks on a particular topic,
- introductory overview talks covering a broad area of study, in addition to
- more 'standard' research-style talks.

We welcome all graduate students working in all fields of geometry-topology to submit applications/proposals for these talks, in order to give participants a broad taste of many areas of geometry-topology. In particular, beginning graduate students who do not yet have PhD supervisors or even advanced undergraduates would be considered for giving expository talks, if they submit a good proposal for such a talk.

Funding for student participants

We have funding available for a small number of Canadian students to participate in the conference. Some preference will be given to students proposing to give a talk. Please use the `Travel funding application for Canadian students' above (open shortly). The deadline for application is February 14, 2010.

List of Confirmed Participants as of March 30, 2010:

Full Name University Name
Al-Faisal, Faisal University of Waterloo
Bailey, Michael University of Toronto
Chen, Dezhong McMaster University
Deshpande, Priyavrat University of Western Ontario
Dragomir, George McMaster University
Gonzales, Richard University of Western Ontario
Gudim, Mikhail University of Toronto
Haradyn, Jason McMaster University
Liokumovich, Yevgeniy University of Toronto
Malekan, Samaneh Brock University
Matveev, Konstantin University of Toronto
Wu, Enxin University of Western Ontario

 

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