The 24th Annual
Workshop in Geometric Topology
Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan
The Workshops in Geometric Topology are a series of informal research conferences that have been held each year since 1984. Most have been partially supported by grants from the National Science Foundation. Previous workshops have been sponsored by Oregon State University, the Colorado College, Brigham Young University, Calvin College, and the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.
Each workshop features a series of three lectures by one principal speaker. This format allows the speaker to give a substantial introduction to an area of current research in geometric topology.
Participants are invited to contribute talks on their own research; time is allotted each day for 20 minute talks by participants. In addition, there is ample time set aside each day for informal interactions between participants.
After each workshop an informal Proceedings is published. All participants are invited to contribute.
The organizers of the Workshops in Geometric Topology, with the support of the National Science Foundation, are currently preparing electronic versions of three famous unpublished manuscripts by Robert D. Edwards. These papers were written by Edwards in the 1970s and were circulated privately among experts, but were never officially published. The mathematics described in the three papers has been extremely influential, so the organizers of the workshops want to make certain that the papers continue to be generally available. For more information on the project (including download of the first paper), click here.
All previous workshops are listed below. Click on the last five locations to see the websites for those workshops.
|2006||23rd||Oregon State University||Ruth Charney|
|2005||22nd||Colorado College||Thomas Farrell|
|2004||21st||University of Wisconsin Milwaukee||Peter Teichner|
|2003||20th||Brigham Young University||Martin Bridson|
|2002||19th||Calvin College||Alexander Dranishnikov|
|2001||18th||Oregon State University||Abigail Thompson|
|2000||17th||Colorado College||Robert Gompf|
|1999||16th||University of Wisconsin Milwaukee||Robert Edwards|
|1998||15th||Park City Utah (B.Y.U)||Steve Ferry|
|1997||14th||Oregon State University||James Cannon|
|1996||13th||Colorado College||Michael Freedman|
|1995||12th||University of Wisconsin Milwaukee||Shmuel Weinberger|
|1994||11th||Brigham Young University||Michael Davis|
|1993||10th||Newport, Oregon (O.S.U.)||John Bryant|
|1992||9th||Colorado College||Mladen Bestvina|
|1991||8th||University of Wisconsin Milwaukee||Andrew Casson|
|1990||7th||Oregon State University||Robert Daverman|
|1989||6th||Brigham Young University||John Luecke|
|1988||5th||Colorado College||John Hempel|
|1987||4th||Oregon State University||Robert Edwards|
|1986||3rd||Colorado College||John Walsh|
|1985||2nd||Colorado College||Robert Daverman|
|1984||1st||Brigham Young University||none|