The 24th Annual

Workshop in Geometric Topology

Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan
June 28-30, 2007

The Workshops

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.

Special Project

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with the support of the National Science Foundation, are currently preparing electronic versions of three famous unpublished manuscripts by Robert D. Edwards.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.

Previous Workshops

All previous workshops are listed below. Click on the last five locations to see the websites for those workshops.

Year Workshop Location Principal Speaker
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