15th NRW Topology Meeting


Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7, 2011

All talks on Friday are in room G.15.34. All talks on Saturday are in lecture hall HS 23.

Schedule of talks

Friday, May 6
11.00 - 11.50 P. Pelaez (Duisburg-Essen) Rigid Motivic Homotopy Groups
12.00 - 12.50 M. Bakuradze (Tiflis) Transfer and Morava K-theory rings for some 2-groups
Lunch break
14.30 - 15.20 P. A. Ostvaer (Oslo) Slices of hermitian K-theory and Milnor's conjecture on quadratic forms
15.30 - 16.20 G. Powell (Paris) On derived functors of destabilization at odd primes
Tea/Coffee break
17.00 - 17.50 S. Schwede (Bonn) Global equivariant stable homotopy theory
Saturday, May 7
10.00 - 10.50 J. Heller (Northwestern/Wuppertal) Semi-topological invariants for real algebraic varieties
11.00 - 11.50 J. Ebert (Bonn) Cobordism categories and elliptic operators
Tea/Coffee break
12.10 - 13.00 N. Naumann (Regensburg) Strictly commutative models for truncated Brown-Peterson spectra

When you are at Wuppertal Hauptbahnhof (the main railway station), you may take the buses E, Uni-Express, 615 or 645 to the main campus of the University, exit at "Gaussstrasse". Alternatively, you may walk up the hill (15-20 minutes). Here is a map of the main campus ("Grifflenberg") of the University, and you may find additionial travel information (in German) here.

There is no formal registration, but please send an email to Mrs. Birkenfeld (birkenfeld (at) math.uni-wuppertal.de) so that we can estimate the number of participants. Please also indicate whether you want to join us for dinner on May 6 at the restaurant "Locanda San Lorenzo" (Untergruenewalder Str. 11). We will meet there at 7 pm (so you have time to stop at your hotel on the way).

Hotels: The speakers will stay at the Hotel Central in the City Center of Elberfeld near the Main Railway Station of Wuppertal. We have reserved a small number of additional rooms at this hotel for other participants. If you wish to book one of those, please contact directly the hotel and indicate that you are a participant of the NRW topology meeting. Other hotel options in the same area include the "Hotel Astor" and the "Hotel Arcade".

Here is a list of previous NRW-Topology meetings.

Organizers: Jens Hornbostel, Karl-Heinz Knapp.