Upstate New York Topology Seminar (Nov 10-11 2018)

This is the first announcement for the Upstate New York Topology Seminar that will take place on Saturday & Sunday, November 10 & 11, 2018, at the University at Albany, State University of New York. The Upstate New York Topology Seminar (UNYTS) started under the name Topology Day, on September 15, 2017, at the University at Buffalo, SUNY (https://www.buffalo.edu/cas/math/news-events/calendar/topology-17.html).

This weekend conference will feature plenary lectures on a broad range of topics in algebraic, geometric, and applied topology, as well as geometric group theory, given by:

Henry Adams (Colorado State University),

Julie Bergner (University of Virginia),

Ben Knudsen (Harvard University),

Elizabeth Munch (Michigan State University),

Pedro Ontaneda (Binghamton University, SUNY),

Timothy Riley (Cornell University),

Nick Salter (Columbia University),

Inna Zakharevich (Cornell University).

Talks will begin at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday and end by 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, and will be held in UAlbany’s Massry Center for Business, room BB-B012. The schedule and more details will be posted on the conference webpage at https://www.albany.edu/~mv312143/unyts/.

If you plan to attend, please fill out the registration form at https://goo.gl/forms/FXuw359rhnEvQwLt2 to help us in planning.

We have applied for NSF funding to cover travel expenses for some participants, particularly those in the early stages of their careers or from historically underrepresented groups. If you would like to be considered for funding, please indicate this on the registration form.

We have reserved a block of rooms at $104/night (before taxes) at the Marriott Courtyard across the street from UAlbany’s campus. Booking details are posted on the conference webpage at https://www.albany.edu/~mv312143/unyts/.

We hope to see you in Albany in November!

Ellen Gasparovic

Brenda Johnson

Marco Varisco

Special Session on Applied Algebraic Topology, AMS Fall Eastern Sectional 2018

The AMS Fall Eastern Sectional will be September 29-30 at the University of Delaware in Newark, DE. There will be a special session on Applied Algebraic Topology, and we'd like to invite everyone to join us. We've got a great group of both junior and senior speakers, including:

  • Subhrajit Bhattacharya
  • Pablo Cámara
  • Ben Cassidy
  • Chao Chen
  • Carina Curto
  • Justin Curry
  • Michael Erdmann
  • Ellen Gasparovic
  • Robert Ghrist
  • Vladimir Itskov
  • Alex Kunin
  • Konstantin Mischaikow
  • Anthea Monod
  • Michael Robinson
  • Radmila Sazdanovic
  • Simon Segert
  • Don Sheehy
  • Robert Short
  • Kelly Spendlove
  • Min-Chun Wu
  • Iris Yoon
When they are ready, the schedule and abstracts will be available here: http://www.ams.org/meetings/sectional/2256_program.html

Best,
Chad Giusti and Greg Henselman

Workshop on Topology and Neuroscience

We are pleased to announce the first workshop on topology and neuroscience, which will be held from Wednesday, November 28, to Friday, November 30, 2018 at the EPFL campus in Lausanne, Switzerland.

This workshop aims at bringing together people working in the intersection of topology and neuroscience and welcomes anyone who has an interest in these subjects.

There will be two lecture series by:

  • Carina Curto, Pennsylvania State University
  • Olaf Sporns, Indiana University

There will be contributed talks given by:

  • Paul Expert, Imperial College London
  • Eyal Gal, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Chad Giusti, University of Delaware
  • Jürgen Jost, Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften in Leipzig
  • Tom Leinster, University of Edinburgh
  • Ran Levi, University of Aberdeen
  • Sofia Olhede, University College London
  • Jose Perea, Michigan State University
  • Erik Rybakken, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Bernadette Stolz, University of Oxford
  • Katharine Turner, Australian National University
  • Hubert Wagner, Institute of Science and Technology Austria

Additionally, there will be a poster session during the workshop.

Registration is open on the conference website, https://neurotop2018.org, and will close September 1, 2018 or when we reach capacity.

We have limited funding for students to cover local expenses. Applications for such funding is open on the conference website and will close on July 18, 2018.

All additional relevant information regarding the conference will continuously be updated on the conference website. In particular, travel information on how to get to EPFL as well as suggested accommodation options are already detailed there.

You can contact the organizers at neurotop2018@neurotop2018.org.

With best regards, the organizing committee

  • Stefania Ebli
  • Daniela Egas Santander
  • Nicolas Ninin
  • Gard Spreemann