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Introductory Workshop: Algebraic Topology January 27, 2014 - January 31, 2014
Registration Deadline: January 27, 2014 about 5 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: October 27, 2013 over 5 years ago
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Location: Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley CA
Organizers Teena Gerhardt (Michigan State University), Jesper Grodal (University of Copenhagen), Kathryn Hess (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)), LEAD Michael Hill (University of California, Los Angeles)

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Algebraic topology is a rich, vibrant field with close connections to many branches of mathematics. This workshop will describe the state of the field, focusing on major programs, open problems, exciting new tools, and cutting edge techniques. The introductory workshop serves as an overview to the overlying programmatic theme.  It aims to familiarize graduate students, postdocs, and non-experts to major and new topics of the current program.  Though the audience is expected to have a general mathematical background, knowledge of technical terminology and recent findings is not assumed.  
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To apply for funding, you must register by the funding application deadline displayed above.

Students, recent Ph.D.'s, women, and members of underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Funding awards are typically made 6 weeks before the workshop begins. Requests received after the funding deadline are considered only if additional funds become available.

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MSRI has preferred rates at the Hotel Durant. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-238-7268. When making reservations, guests must request the MSRI preferred rate. If you are making your reservations on line, please go to this link and enter the promo/corporate code MSRI123. Our preferred rate is $129 per night for a Deluxe Queen/King, based on availability.

MSRI has preferred rates of $149 - $189 plus tax at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza, depending on room availability. Guests can either call the hotel's main line at 510-845-7300 and ask for the MSRI- Mathematical Science Research Inst. discount; or go to www.hotelshattuckplaza.com and click Book Now. Once on the reservation page, click “Promo/Corporate Code“ and input the code: msri.

MSRI has preferred rates of $110 - $140 at the Berkeley Lab Guest House, depending on room availability. Reservations may be made by calling 510-495-8000 or directly on their website. Select “I am an individual traveler affiliated with MSRI”.

Additional lodging options may be found on our short term housing page.

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Jan 27, 2014
09:15 AM - 09:30 AM
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Introduction to operads
William Dwyer (University of Notre Dame)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Goodwillie's calculus of functors
Michael Ching (Amherst College)
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Morita theory in stable homotopy
Brooke Shipley (University of Illinois at Chicago)
03:00 PM - 03:20 PM
04:10 PM - 05:00 PM
  MSRI/Evans Lecture: Topological cyclic homology (Evans Hall, UC Berkeley)
Lars Hesselholt (Nagoya University)
Jan 28, 2014
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Chromatic redshift
John Rognes (University of Oslo)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Higher categories and algebraic K-theory
Andrew Blumberg (University of Texas, Austin)
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Towards explicit models for higher K-theories
Christopher Douglas (University of Oxford)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Models for homotopical higher categories
Julie Bergner (University of Virginia)
04:30 PM - 06:20 PM
Jan 29, 2014
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Computations in the stable homotopy groups of spheres
Mark Behrens (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  Computations in motivic homotopy theory
Daniel Isaksen (Wayne State University)
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  Views on the J-homomorphism
Craig Westerland (University of Minnesota Twin Cities)
Jan 30, 2014
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Local structure of groups and of their classifying spaces
Bob Oliver (Université de Paris XIII (Paris-Nord))
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Equivariant homotopy and localization
Michael Hopkins (Harvard University)
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Homotopy theory of Kac-Moody groups
Nitya Kitchloo (Johns Hopkins University)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Topological automorphic forms
Tyler Lawson (University of Minnesota Twin Cities)
04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
  Problem Session
Jan 31, 2014
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Representation stability and applications to homological stability
Thomas Church (Stanford University)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Stability of moduli spaces of manifolds
Oscar Randal-Williams (University of Cambridge)
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Stable homology of moduli spaces of manifolds
Soren Galatius (Stanford University)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Loop Groups, TQFTs and algebraic geometry
Constantin Teleman (University of California, Berkeley)