Georgia Topology Conference

18-22 June 2003

Athens, Georgia

 

 
 

NEW on the website:

  • Information about checking in to the dorm.
  • Directions from the GA center to the dorm.
  • Change in the order of speakers.
  • Information about restaurants downtown.

    The conference is still being organized. If you are interested in attending, please contact Nancy Wrinkle at wrinkle@math.uga.edu. [If the color of this page has changed since you've last looked at it, that's because something in its content has changed as well. ]  


    The conference will be hosted by the University of Georgia and sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the University of Georgia. .


    Speakers

    Schedule

    Travel

    Accommodations

    Registration

    Additional Activities

    Support

    More information



    Speakers            [Links go to the speaker's homepage]

            Ian Agol (University of Illinois at Chicago)
            Joan Birman (Barnard College of Columbia University)
            Tara Brendle (Cornell University)
            Dorothy Buck (Brown University)
            Scott Carter (University of South Alabama)
            Tanya Cofer (University of Georgia)
            Oliver Dasbach (Louisiana State University)
            John Etnyre (University of Pennsylvania)
            Mohammad Ghomi (Georgia Tech and Penn State)
            Noah Goodman (University of Texas, Austin)
            Tao Li (Oklahoma State University)
            Dan Margalit (University of Chicago)
            Bill Menasco (University at Buffalo)
            Rob Kusner (University of Massachussetts, Amherst)
            John Sullivan (University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana)
            Genevieve Walsh (University of California, Davis/ University of Texas, Austin)
     



    Schedule

    Here is a schedule; there will be links to go to the abstracts. The time of the talks is set but the order of the speakers may change.

    Coffee and associated items will be served each morning at 9:00 inBoyd.
    All talks will occur in 303 Boyd.
     
     
    Wednesday 18 June Thursday 19 June Friday 20 June Saturday 21 June Sunday 22 June
    9:30-10:30 am Tara Brendle Dan Margalit Dorothy Buck and
    Cynthia Verjovsky-Marcotte
    Genevieve Walsh Mohammad Ghomi
    10:45-11:45 am John Etnyre Tanya Cofer Oliver Dasbach Tao Li Rob Kusner
    2:00-3:00 pm Joan Birman canoe trip John Sullivan Ian Agol  
    3:15-4:15 pm Bill Menasco   Scott Carter Noah Goodman  

     
     



    Travel

    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 a day from Charlotte to Athens, and there are many flights to Charlotte from the Northeast. Although tickets are usually more expensive, the Athens airport is very close to town, and th wrinkle@math.uga.edu
    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.

    NEW: Directions from the Georgia Center to Mary Lyndon Hall.



    Accommodations

    NOTE: There is a shortage of hotel rooms available in Athens the first couple of days of the conference. If you plan to attend the conference and have not yet found a hotel room, you should plan to stay in the dorm.

    We will 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.

    NEW: Here is some information about checking in to Mary Lyndon Hall, the dorm you will be staying in at UGA.



    Registration

    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.



    Additional Activities

    In accordance with tradition, there will be a canoe trip on Thursday 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.(You need a NYTimes online subscription, which is free).



    Support

    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?



    More information

    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 Nancy Wrinkle at 706 542 2591 or wrinkle@math.uga.edu.


    Previous years' conferences:     2001 (A big one)          2000           2002