The Midwest Topology Seminar has run since the middle 1960's, meeting Fall, Winter and Spring of most years. Originating in the desire of topologists in Chicago in the mid 1960s to meet to discuss recent developments, it grew into a meeting of algebraic and geometric topologists from the whole great lakes, upper midwest, region, regularly drawing participants from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ontario, Ohio, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Kansas. Speakers are drawn from around the world, though, naturally, the majority come from the region. It is an especially useful way for students to make contacts. Now that we have gone online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the seminar has expanded its reach. Long-term, of course we hope that the pandemic will end.
Three 45-minute talks will be separated by two 30-minute coffee breaks. The breaks will be structured to provide an opportunity for small group conversation in breakout rooms. Participants will be able to move themselves between rooms, and will be able to see who is in other rooms. (Note: Breakout room functionality works imperfectly with a smartphone or tablet. It’s best to use a computer for this.)
Schedule: Thursday October 8 (all times eastern) (times to be anounced)
Please visit the seminar's website to register and obtain a link to the Zoom meeting.
Lists of meetings: Here are some sources for information about conferences in the field.
Midwest Topology Seminar Mailing List:
The MWTOPSEM mailing list has been retired. Announcements are now made through this web page, through Don Davis' AlgTop-L list , and through Alg-Top Conf Niles Johnson's list of upcoming conferences.
These are the home institutions of the regular participants in the Seminar.
Other things which might go here are: