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Women in Topology November 29, 2017 - December 01, 2017
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Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium, Atrium
Organizers Maria Basterra (University of New Hampshire), Kristine Bauer (University of Calgary), LEAD Kathryn Hess (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)), Brenda Johnson (Union College--Union University)

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The Women in Topology (WIT) network is an international group of female mathematicians interested in homotopy theory whose main goal is to increase the retention of women in the field by providing both unique collaborative research opportunities and mentorship between colleagues.  The MSRI WIT meeting will be organized as an afternoon of short talks from participants, followed by two days of open problem seminars and working groups designed to stimulate new collaborations, as well as to strengthen those already ongoing among the participants. “We gratefully acknowledge support from MSRI, the Clay Mathematics Institute, Compositio and the AWM.  This meeting was organized in partnership with MSRI and the Clay Mathematics Institute, and is partially supported by NSF-HRD 1500481 - AWM ADVANCE  grant."    Group Photo
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Nov 29, 2017
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  5 minute Flash Talks, I
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
03:30 PM - 05:30 PM
  5 minute Flash talks, II
Nov 30, 2017
09:00 AM - 09:10 AM
  Introduction and Welcome
09:15 AM - 09:45 AM
  Direct proofs of properties and structures of model structures for (∞, 1)-categories
Julie Bergner (University of Virginia)
09:45 AM - 10:15 AM
  Directed homotopy and homology theory, with an eye towards applications
Lisbeth Fajstrup (Aalborg University)
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
  Connections between K-theory and fixed point invariants
Cary Malkiewich (Binghamton University (SUNY)), Kathleen Ponto (University of Kentucky)
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  Foundations of (∞, 2) -category theory
Emily Riehl (Johns Hopkins University)
11:45 AM - 01:45 PM
01:45 PM - 02:15 PM
  Applications of monoidal model categories of spectra
Brooke Shipley (University of Illinois at Chicago)
02:15 PM - 02:45 PM
  Homological Stability
Nathalie Wahl (University of Copenhagen)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  Team Introductions
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
  First working session
05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  Dinner on your own in downtown Berkeley
08:00 PM - 08:30 PM
  Informal discussion
Dec 01, 2017
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  Second Working Session
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  WIT Flash talks: how to continue collaborations