Junior Geometry and Topology in the Midwest
October 26, 2019
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Schedule       Abstracts     

We are holding a one day workshop at the University of Wisconsin, Madison for junior researchers in geometry and topology in the midwest. All speakers are postdocs from various universities in the midwest. In addition, Dr. Diane Vavrichek will give an informal talk on her experience of transitioning from academia to industry. The conference will be held in the math department (Van Vleck Hall) 480 Lincoln Dr. (See map). Registration and breaks will be in B227. All talks will be in B239. Both rooms are located on the 2nd basement level (i.e. two floors below level 1).

Registration: If you are a student, postdoc, or junior faculty interested in participating in this workshop please fill out this Registration Form. Some participant support will be provided by NSF to help offset travel expenses. Lodging will be provided for participants. Preference will be given to students and postdocs at midwestern institutions. Once we have a complete list of participants we will be asking for optional short half page research statements which will be made available to other participants. The registration deadline is noon on MONDAY SEPTEMBER 23rd. Please email dymarz@math.wisc.edu if you have further questions.

Statement of inclusiveness: We are a group of scholars, researchers, and teachers. We refuse to compromise the ideals of academic freedom and open exchange. We affirm that scientific events have to be open to everybody, regardless of race, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, pregnancy, immigration status, or any other aspect of identity. We believe that such events have to be supportive, inclusive, and safe environments for all participants. We believe that all participants are to be treated with dignity and respect. Discrimination and harassment cannot be tolerated. We are committed to ensuring that the scientific events in which we participate follow these principles.

Transportation: Madison is accessible by bus from Chicago, Minneapolis or Milwaukee (VanGalder Buses, Badger Bus, Mega bus). There is also an airport (MSN) with direct flights to Detroit and Chicago among other places. Alternatively, you can reach Madison by car (e.g. 3 hours from Chicago, 4 hours from Urbana, 5 hours from Purdue.) We can reimburse mileage if you drive and bus tickets with receipts but if you plan on flying to Madison you need to contact the UW math department to book your ticket.

Lodging: We have reserved (shared) rooms for participants at the Lowell Center which is a 5 minute walk from the math department.

Yu-Chan Chang (UW Madison)
Michael Landry (Washington University in St.Louis)
Claire Merriman (Ohio State)
Chandrika Sadanand (UIUC)
Rachel Skipper (Ohio State)
Special guest: Diane Vavrichek (Industry)

Friday Geom/Top Seminar: Emily Stark (University of Utah)
1:20-2:15 Van Vleck 901

Organizers: Tullia Dymarz, Autumn Kent

Financial support: NSF CAREER 1552234

JGT 2017, JGT 2018