Georgia Topology Conference*

May 14-18, 2008

Athens, Georgia

 

 

 

 

*Serving topologists since 1961.


The 2008 Georgia Topology Conference will be held in Athens, Georgia, on May 14-18, 2008.  The conference is hosted by the University of Georgia and sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the University of Georgia.

Confirmed Speakers:

Sabin Cautis (Rice University)

Jian He (USC)

Jesse Johnson (Yale University)

Jonathon Keiter (East Stroudsburg University)

Adam Knapp (Michigan State)

Scott Morrison (Microsoft Station Q/UCSB)

Kei Nakamura (UC Davis)

Alexandra Pettet (Stanford)

Shawn Rafalski (Williams College)

Kasra Rafi (University of Chicago)

Lawrence Roberts (Michigan State)

Saul Schleimer (Warwick)

Jeremy Van Horn-Morris (UQAM)

Ben Webster (IAS)

Mike Williams (UC Davis)

Hao Wu (George Washington University)


The 2009 Georgia Topology Conference will be held in Athens, Georgia, on May 18-29, 2009. We have been holding a large multiweek conference in Athens every 8 years since 1961.


Schedule

Coffee will be served each morning at 9:00 in room 409 Boyd.

Talks will be in Boyd 304.
Time
Wednesday
May 14, 2007
Thursday
May 15, 2007
Friday
May 16, 2007
Saturday
May 17, 2007

Sunday
Note shifted schedule!

9:30-10:30
Schleimer
Cautis
Rafalski
He
9:00: Pettet
 
Coffee Break
Coffee Break
Coffee Break
Coffee Break
10:00: Coffee Break
11:00-12:00
Nakamura
Wu
Johnson
Webster
10:30: Williams
 
Lunch
Lunch
Canoe trip
Lunch
Talks end by 11:30
2:00-3:00
Van Horn-Morris
Morrison
Rafi
 
Coffee Break
Coffee Break
Coffee Break
3:30-4:30
Roberts
Knapp
Keiter
     
7pm: Party at Hollingsworths'
 
8:00pm
Party at Clint and Sue's
 
Party at Gordana and Miljenko's


  Titles and Abstracts



Accommodations

Rooms have been reserved at the Holiday Inn Express , Athens. The rooms are $77 per night for either a single or a double. To reserve your room please call (706) 546-8122 and ask for group code "GTC", or identify yourself and a participant in the Georiga Topology Conference. Guests need to call before April 22 , 2008 to make sure you receive your reservations for the discounted rate, anyone who calls after that date will receive the regular hotel rates. Let me know if you'd like help finding a roommate.


Travel

All major airlines fly to Atlanta.  From there, a shuttle service, AAA Airport Express (800-354-7874), can provide the 90 minute trip to Athens for $45 one way.  You should contact them directly to make a reservation. AAA Airport Express drops off and picks up at local hotels and near the math department, at the Georgia Center.

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.  The Athens airport is very close to town, and taxi service is available from the airport.

On the map you'll find Boyd Graduate Studies in S05.


Registration

There is no registration fee, but please let me know if you are planning to come.


Support

Some money may be available for graduate students.  To apply for support, please contact e-mail your information to, Will Kazez

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 your PhD?  Who is your faculty adviser?


Additional Activities

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 8:00pm Party and Clint and Sue's

Friday, May 16, 2008 2:00pm Canoe Trip followed by a party at the Hollingsworths' at 7:00pm. Bring a change a clothes for the canoe trip!

Saturday, May 17, 2008 8:00pm Party and Gordana and Miljenko's



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.


Additional information

Here are some potentially relevant links: UGA Math Department, information about Athens, Flagpole (Athens alternative newspaper), the Red and Black (UGA student newspaper).


Previous years' conferences:

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001(A big one)