Workshop
Topological methods in singularity theory
Jul 20, 2015 - Jul 24, 2015
ICMS, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh
Organisers
Name | Institution |
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Borodzik, Maciej | University of Warsaw |
Neumann, Walter | Columbia University |
Pichon, Anne | Université d'Aix-Marseille |
Ranicki, Andrew | University of Edinburgh |
Singularity theory and topology work with each other, and the collaboration has led to many rich connections with various fields such as mathematical physics, symplectic and contact topology, surgery theory. Recently, many new connections have appeared. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together specialists in singularity theory and topology, to have them present new developments to support and extend these interactions and open new perspectives in singularity theory and new applications of topology to singularity theory, and to introduce these new directions to young researchers.
Workshop group photo - a selection of images are posted on the ICMS Flickr account.
Arrangements
The workshop will begin with registration on Monday 20 July at 08.45 and close at 14.00 on Friday 24 July 2015. Please take these timings into account when booking your travel.
Participation
All invited participants have been sent an emailed invitation from ICMS, on behalf of the Scientific Organisers.
Venue and Talks
The workshop will be held at 15 South College Street, Edinburgh. You may also find this map useful for the workshop. All lectures will be held in the Newhaven Lecture Theatre. The Lecture Theatre is equipped with a data projector, computer, visualiser (the new generation of overhead projectors) and two blackboards. The projector and one board may be used simultaneously. It is best to bring your presentation on a memory stick to use in our ICMS computer. Alternatively, it is possible for you to use your own laptop with our dataprojector, but please be aware that you may have to alter your laptop resolutions/settings.
UK Visas
If you are travelling from overseas you may require an entry visa. A European visa does not guarantee entry to the UK. Please use this link to the UK Visas site to find out if you need a visa and if so how to apply for one.
Travel
Information about travel to the UK and Edinburgh is available here. Please note that it is your responsibility to have adequate travel insurance to cover medical and other emergencies that may occur on your trip.
A taxi directly from the airport will cost approximately 20.00 GBP to the city centre for a one-way journey. There is also a bus service direct from the airport to the city centre which will cost 4.00 single or 7.00 GBP return - the Airlink 100. This is a frequent service (every 10 minutes during peak times) and will bring you close to Waverley Railway Station and the workshop venue.
Lothian buses charge £1.50 for a single, £4.00 for a day ticket. Please note that the exact fare is required and no change is given.
If travelling by train, please note that Edinburgh has several railway stations; Waverley Railway Station being the main station and closest to the workshop venue at 15 South College Street. If you alight at Edinburgh Waverley, the meeting venue is an easy 10 minute walk over North and South Bridge. The other railway stations are Haymarket and Edinburgh Park but please note that these stations are at the West End of the city centre.
Accommodation
ICMS will organise accommodation for all participants.
Public Lecture
On Wednesday 22 July, Pierrette Cassou-Nogues will give a public lecture (title and abstract below). Doors will open to the public at 17.30, with the lecture beginning at 18.00. The lecture will be followed by an informal wine reception in the Chapterhouse at ICMS from 19.00-20.00. Seats have been reserved in the lecture theatre for all workshop participants and so there is no need for participants to book a seat.
Polynomials
Polynomials are simple mathematical objects involving addition, subtraction and multiplication. However, they have played and still play an important role in mathematics. We shall discuss some of their part in algebra and geometry.
Catering
The workshop grant will cover refreshments throughout the event, lunch on four days, informal wine receptions on Monday and Wednesday evenings and a Workshop Dinner on Thursday evening.
Wireless Access
Access to wifi via Eduroam is available throughout the building. If you are not registered with Eduroam you will be given instructions and a code for accessing the wireless network. For those without laptops, there will also be a couple of computers available for you to check your emails.
Registration Fee
A 70.00 GBP registration fee is payable.
Programme
This is a provisional programme and may be subject to alteration.
Monday 20 July 2015
08:45-09:45 | Registration & coffee/tea in the Chapterhouse, Level 1 |
09:45-10:00 | Welcome |
10:00-11:00 | Adam Parusinski (Université Nice Sophia Antipolis) |
11:00-11:30 | Coffee/tea in the Chapterhouse, Level 1 |
11:30-12:30 | Ursula Ludwig (University Duisburg-Essen) |
12:30-14:00 | Lunch provided in the Chapterhouse, Level 1 |
14:00-15:00 | Liam Watson (University of Glasgow) |
15:10-16:10 | David Krcatovich (Rice University) |
16:10-16:40 | Coffee/tea in the Chapterhouse, Level 1 |
16:40-17:40 | Laurentiu Maxim (University of Wisconsin-Madison) |
17:40-19:00 | Informal wine reception in the Chapterhouse, Level 1 |
Tuesday 21 July 2015
09:00-10:00 | Rob Kirby (Berkeley University) |
10:10-11:10 | Arnaud Bodin (University of Lille) |
11:10-11:40 | Coffee/tea in the Chapterhouse, Level 1 |
11:40-12:40 | Eugene Gorsky (Columbia University) |
12:40-14:00 | Lunch provided in the Chapterhouse, Level 1 |
14:00-15:00 | Sylvain Cappell (New York University) |
15:10-16:10 | Alexandra Kjuchukova (University of Pennsylvania) |
16:10-16:40 | Coffee/tea in the Chapterhouse, Level 1 |
16:40-17:40 | Helge Møller Pedersen (University Sao-Paulo) |
Wednesday 22 July 2015
09:00-10:00 | Julius Shaneson (University of Pennsylvania) |
10:10-11:10 | Jacob Rasmussen (University of Cambridge) |
11:10-11:40 | Coffee/tea in the Chapterhouse, Level 1 |
11:40-12:40 | David Gay (University of Georgia) |
12:40-12:45 | Group photograph to be taken at front entrance |
12:45-18:00 | Free afternoon |
17:30-18:00 | Doors open to public for Public Lecture |
18:00-19:00 | Public Lecture by Pierrette Cassou-Nogues (University of Bordeaux 1) |
19:00-20:00 | Wine reception in the Chapterhouse, Level 1 |
Thursday 23 July 2015
09:00-10:00 | Lev Birbrair (Universidade Federal do Cear'a) |
10:10-11:10 | Jim Davis (Indiana University) |
11:10-11:40 | Coffee/tea in the Chapterhouse, Level 1 |
11:40-12:40 | Oleg Karpenkov (University of Liverpool) |
12:40-14:00 | Lunch provided in the Chapterhouse, Level 1 |
14:00-15:00 | Dirk Siersma (Universiteit Utrecht) |
15:10-16:10 | Sebastian Baader (Universität Bern) |
16:10-16:40 | Coffee/tea in the Chapterhouse, Level 1 |
16:40-17:40 | Wolfgang Ebeling (Leibniz Universität Hannover) |
19:00 for 19:30 | Workshop dinner in the St Trinnean's Room, St Leonard's Hall, Pollock Halls |
Friday 24 July 2015
09:00-10:00 | Jörg Schürmann (University of Münster) |
10:10-11:10 | Brendan Owens (University of Glasgow) |
11:10-11:40 | Coffee/tea in the Chapterhouse, Level 1 |
11:40-12:40 | Carmen Rovi (University of Edinburgh) |
12:40-14:00 | Lunch provided in the Chapterhouse, Level 1 |
14:00 | Open-ended problem session |
Presentations:
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Baader, Sebastian | |
Concordance of positive knots | |
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Birbrair, Lev | |
Lipschitz regular complex algebraic sets are smooth | |
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Bodin, Arnaud | |
Topology of arrangements | |
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Cappell, Sylvain | |
Enumerative Combinatorics of Cellular (& Simplicial) Complexes | |
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Davis, Jim | |
Homotopy lens spaces and Brieskorn manifolds | |
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Ebeling, Wolfgang | |
Orbifold zeta functions for dual invertible polynomials | |
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Gay, David | |
Trisections of 4-manifolds II | |
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Gorsky, Eugene | |
Heegaard Floer homology of algebraic links | |
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Karpenkov, Oleg | |
On finite and infinitesimal flexibility of discrete surfaces | |
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Kirby, Rob | |
Trisections of 4-manifolds I | |
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Kjuchukova, Alexandra | |
On the classification of branched covers of 4-manifolds | |
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Krcatovich, David | |
A restriction on the Alexander polynomials of L-space knots | |
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Ludwig, Ursula | |
A complex in Morse theory computing intersection homology | |
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Maxim, Laurentiu | |
Motivic Infinite Cyclic Covers | |
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Owens, Brendan | |
Immersed disks in the 4-ball and unknotting and unlinking numbers | |
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Parusinski, Adam | |
Proof of Whitney's fibering conjecture. | |
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Pedersen, Helge Møller | |
Lipschitz normally embeddings and Minimal Surface Singularities | |
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Rasmussen, Jacob | |
L-space filling slopes of homology solid tori | |
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Schürmann, Jörg | |
Singular Todd classes of tautological sheaves on Hilbert schemes of points on a smooth surface | |
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Shaneson, Julius | |
Topological String Junctions | |
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Siersma, Dirk | |
Hypersurfaces with 1-dimensional singularities | |
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Watson, Liam | |
Loop calculus for bordered Floer homology | |
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Participants
Name | Institution |
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Audoux, Benjamin | Aix-Marseille University |
Baader, Sebastian | University of Bern |
Baranowski, Adam | Warsaw University |
Birbrair, Lev | Universidade Federal do Cear'a |
Bodin, Arnaud | University of Lille |
Boileau, Michel | Aix-Marseille University |
Borodzik, Maciej | University of Warsaw |
Brasselet, Jean-Paul | Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) |
Cappell, Sylvain | Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University |
Cassou-Nogues, Pierrette | University Bordeaux 1 |
Dangskul, Supreedee | University of Edinburgh |
Davis, Jim | Indiana University |
Dec, Marzena | University of Warsaw |
Ebeling, Wolfgang | Leibniz Universität Hannover |
Gay, David | University of Georgia |
Gorsky, Eugene | Columbia University |
Goryunov, Victor | University of Liverpool |
Hom, Jen | Columbia Unviersity |
Karpenkov, Oleg | University of Liverpool |
Kirby, Rob | Berkeley University |
Kjuchukova, Alexandra | University of Pennsylvania |
Krcatovich, David | Rice University |
Lambert-Cole, Peter | Indiana University |
Ludwig, Ursula | University Duisburg-Essen |
Maxim, Laurentiu | University of Wisconsin-Madison |
Misev, Filip | Berne University |
Nelson, Joanna | IAS and Columbia University |
Neumann, Walter | Columbia University |
Olsen, Willian | University of Georgia |
Orson, Patrick | University of Durham |
Owens, Brendan | University of Glasgow |
Palmer, Christopher | University of Edinburgh |
Parusinski, Adam | Université Nice Sophia Antipolis |
Pedersen, Helge Møller | ICMC Sao-Carlos, University Sao-Paulo |
Pichon, Anne | Université d'Aix-Marseille |
Ranicki, Andrew | University of Edinburgh |
Rasmussen, Jacob | University of Cambridge |
Rovi, Carmen | MPIM Bonn |
Schürmann, Jörg | University of Münster |
Shaneson, Julius | University of Pennsylvania |
Siersma, Dirk | Universiteit Utrecht |
Trotman, David | Aix-Marseille University |
Watson, Liam | University of Glasgow |