Classifying spaces in homotopy theory: in honour of Ran Levi's 60th Birthday

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Classifying spaces in homotopy theory: in honour of Ran Levi's 60th Birthday

 05 - 09 Sep 2022

ICMS, Bayes Centre, Edinburgh

Full details regarding participation will appear here shortly

Scientific Organisers

  • Daisuke Kishimoto, Kyushu University
  • Mark Grant, University of Aberdeen
  • Stephen Theriault, University of Southampton


Classifying spaces are fundamental in algebraic topology. Given a group (finite or Lie groups, groups of automorphisms or diffeomorphisms, etc), its classifying space controls the theory in question. The topology of the classifying space tends to be incredibly rich and its structure reveals a great deal about the underlying objects.

This workshop will bring together leading experts from multiple different areas where research is driven by the need to understand classifying spaces. The purpose is to share ideas and techniques that will generate new research. The involvement of early career researchers has been embedded into the programme and further participation is encouraged. The workshop will also celebrate the contributions made by Ran Levi.  

Invited Speakers:

Dave Benson University of Aberdeen
Rachael Boyd  University of Cambridge
Carles Broto  Autonoma Barcelona
Natalia Castellana  Autonoma Barcelona
Christina Costoya University of A Coruña
Valentina Grazian  Universita degli Studi di Milano
Richard Hepworth  University of Aberdeen
Kathryn Hess École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
Norio Iwase Kyushu University
Magdalena Kedziorek Radboud University
Radha Kessar  London City University 
Manuel Krannich Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
Takahiro Matsushita University of the Ryukyus
Bob Oliver  Université Paris 13
Irakli Patchkoria University of Aberdeen
Dai Tamaki Shinshu  University
Mitsunobu Tsutaya Kyushu University
Antonio Viruel University of Malaga
Michael Weiss University of Muenster




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