Georgia Topology Conference*

May 17-21, 2006

Athens, Georgia


*serving topologists since 1961

The 2006 Georgia Topology Conference will be held in Athens,Georgia, on May 17-21, 2006.  The conference is hosted by the University of Georgia and sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the University of Georgia.

The focus of this year's conference will be 3-dimensional hyperbolic geometry.

Confirmed Speakers:

Ilesanmi Adeboye (UMich)

Alex Bene (USC)

Francis Bonahon(USC)

Jason Behrstock (Utah)

Danny Calegari (Caltech)

Jim Cannon (BYU)

David Dumas (Brown)

SergioFenley (FSU)

Francois Gueritaud (USC)

Pat Hooper (StonyBrook)

Richard P Kent IV (Utexas)

Steven Kerckhoff (Stanford)

Xiaobo Liu(Columbia)

Darren Long (UCSB)

Feng Luo (Rutgers)

Jason Manning (Caltech)

Arrival information






Additional Activities


More information

If you are landing in Atlanta, take the AAA Athens/Atlanta AirportExpress to Athens, and get off at the Georgia Center. This will put you about 2 blocks from  the math department, Boyd Graduate Studies.

On the map you'll find the Georgia Center in S11 and GraduateStudies in S05.

Coffee and bagels will be served each morning at 9:30 in room 409Boyd. All talks will be in room Room 304 Boyd.


Coffee and bagels will be served each morning at 9:30 in room 409 Boyd.
All talks will be in room Room 304 Boyd.

May 17, 2006
May 18, 2006

May 19, 2006

May 20, 2006
May 21, 2006
10:00-11:00 am Jim Cannon Steven Kerckhoff SergioFenley Darren Long Pat Hooper
11:15-12:15 am Richard P Kent IV Francois Gueritaud Xiaobo Liu David Dumas Alex Bene
2:00-3:00 pm Jason Behrstock Feng Luo Canoe Trip Jason Manning
3:15-4:15 pm Francis Bonahon Danny Calegari Canoe Trip Ilesanmi Adeboye

 Titles and Abstracts


All major airlines fly to Atlanta.  From there, a shuttleservice, AAAAthens/Atlanta Airport Express (800-354-7874), can provide the 90minute trip to Athens for $35 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 threeflights a day from Charlotte to Athens, and there are many flights toCharlotte from the Northeast.  The Athens airport is very close totown, and taxi service from the airport.

One can often find great airline deals to/from Atlanta on ClarkHoward's site.  Check it out for more details.


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, but please let me  know if you are planning to come.

Additional Activities

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Hosted by: Clint and Sue McCrory
Time: 8:00pm
Where: 245 Olgethorpe Ave, Athens (map)

Friday, May 19, 2006

Canoe Trip - We will go canoeing on the Broad River. It is located 1/2 an hour north of Athens. The canoe trip is 6 miles long and since you'll want to get out and swim, it will take pretty much all afternoon. It costs $15 per person.

We will arrange transportation leaving the Georgia Center at 1:15pm.

After the canoe trip we will pick up some excellent North Georgia BBQ (the cost is about $6 or $7 per person) from Zeb's and then head directly to the Hollingsworth's.

Party/BBQ Dinner
Hosted by: John and Elsie Hollingsworth
Time: 7:00pm
Where: Adams Clark Rd., Ila (map)

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Hosted by: Will and Sybilla Kazez
Time: 8:00pm
Where: 275 Oakbend Dr., Athens (map)

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 NewYork 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  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 me.

Previous years' conferences:





2001(A big one)