27th NRW Topology Meeting


Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29, 2017

All talks are in lecture hall 23 (S.08.03, that is building S, ground floor).

Preliminary schedule of talks

Friday, April 28
11.00 - 11.50 Rudolf Zeidler (Münster) Obstructions to positive scalar curvature via submanifolds
12.00 - 12.50 Bogdan Gheorghe (Wayne State) Nilpotence and Periodicity in Motivic Homotopy Theory
Lunch break
14.30 - 15.20 Nathalie Wahl (Copenhagen) Operads, groups and stability
15.30 - 16.20 Akhil Mathew (Harvard) Polynomial functors and algebraic K-theory
Tea/Coffee break
17.00 - 17.50 Kathryn Hess (EPFL Lausanne) Configuration spaces of products
Saturday, April 29
10.00 - 10.50 Markus Land (Regensburg) A vanishing theorem for tautological classes of aspherical manifolds
11.00 - 11.50 Marc Levine (Duisburg-Essen) Toward a quadratic enumerative geometry
Tea/Coffee break
12.10 - 13.00 Michael Farber (Queen Mary/London) Topology of Large Random Spaces

Arrival: From Wuppertal Hauptbahnhof (the main railway station), you may take the buses E, Uni-Express, 615 (towards Remscheid Fr.-Ebert-Platz) or 645 (towards Schulzentrum Süd) to the main campus ("Grifflenberg") of the university, exit at "Universität". Alternatively, you may walk up the hill (15-20 minutes). You may find additional travel information 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 April 28 at the Wuppertaler Brauhaus at 7 pm. Going there includes a ride with the "Schwebebahn", stop at "Werther Brücke".

Hotels: The speakers will stay at the Hotel Central in the city center of Elberfeld near the main railway station of Wuppertal. Other hotel options include Hotel Arcade, ibis Wuppertal and the IntercityHotel Wuppertal.

Here is a list of previous NRW-Topology meetings.

Organizer: Jens Hornbostel.