The conference is over.
The 2002 Georgia Topology Conference was held in Athens, Georgia, on
22-26 May 2002. The conference was hosted by the
University of Georgia and sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the University of Georgia. The conference
was organized by Aaron Abrams.
Speakers [Links go to the speaker's homepage]
Bonahon (University of Southern California)
Martin Bridgeman (Boston College)
Jeff Brock (University of Chicago)
Ken Bromberg (California Institute of Technology)
Ryan Budney (Cornell University)
Andrew Casson (Yale University)
Ruth Charney (Ohio State University)
Katherine Crowley (Columbia University)
David Gay (University of Arizona)
Simrat Ghuman (New York City Technical College)
Craig Hodgson (University of Melbourne)
Slava Krushkal (University of Virginia)
Marty Scharlemann (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Saul Schleimer (University of Illinois, Chi┴ago)
Francis Su (Harvey Mudd College)
Bert Wiest (UniversitÚ de Rennes)
Here is a schedule; links go to the abstracts.
Coffee and associated
items will be served each morning at 9:00
room 409 Boyd.
All talks will occur in room 304 Boyd.
|Wednesday 22 May||Thursday 23 May||Friday 24 May||Saturday 25 May||Sunday 26 May|
|9:30-10:30 am||Marty Scharlemann||Slava Krushkal||Jeff Brock||Saul Schleimer||Craig Hodgson|
|10:45-11:45 am||Ryan Budney||David Gay||Ken Bromberg||Simrat Ghuman||Francis Su|
|2:00-3:00 pm||Martin Bridgeman||Bert Wiest||canoe trip||Katherine Crowley|
|3:15-4:15 pm||Francis Bonahon||Ruth Charney||Andrew Casson|
All major airlines fly to Atlanta. From there, a shuttle service
called AAA Athens/Atlanta
Airport Express (800-354-7874) can provide the
90 minute trip to Athens for $30 one way. You should contact AAA directly to make a reservation.
The only airline that flies to Athens is US Airways (800-428-4322),
which flies to Athens only from Charlotte. There are three flights
from Charlotte to Athens, and there are many flights to Charlotte from the Northeast. The Athens airport is very close to town, and
there is taxi service from the airport. (Someone from the math department may be able to pick you up at the Athens airport.)
One can often find great airline deals to/from Atlanta on Clark Howard's site. Check it out for more details.
We will now be housed in Mary Lyndon Hall, a dorm near the math department.
Several rooms have been reserved for topologists. Singles and
doubles are available. Prices are $22/person/day for a double,
$30.50/person/day for a single. If you wish to stay in the dorm, let me know. Be sure to tell me whether you'd prefer a single
or a double, and in case it's double, tell me if you have a preferred roommate.
There are also several hotels
in Athens where you can stay if you prefer. Please make these arrangements
yourself. (If you've been to the
Georgia Topology Conference before, you may have stayed in the Downtowner...is this how you remember it?)
There is no registration fee. However, if you want to stay in the dorms, you should let me know. You must prepay, but you can do this when you arrive.
In accordance with tradition, there will be a canoe trip on Friday afternoon.
Hopefully the river will contain some water.
We also usually have lots of parties.
Amazingly, one can do things in Athens other than the conference.
Check out the Flagpole (Athens alternative
newspaper) for information
about local music, bars, restaurants, and goings-on. There is also a nice article about Athens in the Friday 10 May 2002 edition of the New
York Times, written by someone with good taste.
Some money may be available for graduate students. To apply for
support, please contact me.
Please include the following information. What is
your subject of study in graduate school? If it is not topology, what is your interest in topology? When do you expect to get the Ph.D. degree? Who
is your faculty adviser?
Here are some potentially relevant links:
UGA Math Department, information about Athens, Flagpole (Athens alternative newspaper), the Red and Black (UGA student newspaper).
For any other information, feel free to contact Aaron Abrams at 706 542 2644 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Previous years' conferences: 2001
(A big one) 2000