Midwest Topology Conference, Fall 2001

Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana
November 10-11, 2001

Supported by Purdue University, Northwestern University and the NSF.


Matthew Ando (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Jesper Grodal (University of Chicago)
John Klein (Wayne State University)
Jean Lannes (Ecole Polytechnique, visiting MIT)
Bob Oliver (Paris 13, visiting Northwestern University)
Dmitry Tamarkin (Harvard University)
Peter Webb (University of Minnesota)


10:30--11:00 coffee etc


Matthew Ando, " Some questions about string theory suggested by results in elliptic cohomology, or perhaps the other way around"

12:00--2:00 lunch


Jesper Grodal, "The classification of p-compatct groups for p odd"

3:00--3:30 break


Peter Webb, "Combinatorics of the bar resolution"

4:30--5:00 break


Dmitry Tamarkin, "Formality of the operad of Little squares and non-commutative calculus"

6:30 Party Saturday evening at Clarence's house.


9:30--10:00 coffee etc


John Klein "Tate Cohomology, "Poincare duality and String Topology"

11:00--11:15 break


Bob Oliver, "Homotopy finite group theory"

12:15--1:15 lunch (served at the math department)


Jean Lannes, "Sturm sequences and Bott periodicity"

The lectures will be held in Math 175 which is on the ground floor of the math building on the north side of the building (opposite the elevators). (Labeled MATH and light blue on the campus map). Tea and coffee will be served in Math 304, enter on the south side of the building (with the elevators).

In November our clocks agree with those in New York City; 10:30am here is 9:30am in Chicago.

A list of restaurants near campus is here .


A block of rooms have been reserved at the Union Club Hotel on campus.
Call (800) 320-6291 or (765) 494-8913 and mention the Midwest Topology Conference.

Rooms are no longer being held, but there were still rooms available as of Nov. 5.

Standard rooms $65

In the annex south of State Street
Features: private bath, TV, telephone, double bed
Double occupancy is $72 for a double bed and a twin.
(Labeled YONG and colored red on the campus map).

Deluxe rooms $88

In the Union building just north of South street
Features: same as standard plus a refrigerator
Double occupancy is $98 for two double beds.
(Labeled PMU and colored dark blue on the campus map).

Check in for all rooms is in the main Union building (PMU).
The Union Club Hotel will provide parking passes for the parking garages across Grant street to the east from either the Union or the annex.
(They are labeled PGG, PGGW and colored yellow on the campus map).


From I-65: Take exit 178 off of highway 65 and turn south onto highway 43 (River Road). Follow 43 for 5.5 miles and then turn right onto State Street (Hwy 26). (State street is at the fourth traffic light, which is the first large intersection.)

To reach the math department continue to the fourth light and turn right onto University. (This is the first turn after you pass a large open quad on the right.) After two short blocks the Math building is the tallest building (10 floors) on your right and the parking garage is on your left. On the campus map the Math building is light blue and labeled MATH and the free (weekend) parking lot is labeled PGU and colored yellow. For large vans, there are surface lots one block north on your left.

For checking in at the Union, after turning onto State street turn right at the second light onto Grant street. The Union has a pull-in drive immediately on your left for temporary parking while you check in. Be sure to get a parking pass from the hotel for one of the two parking garages mentioned above.

There are directions from the west at the bottom of this link. This area map has Hwy 43, Hwy 26 (State street), Grant street and University St. labeled. An even larger area map and various alternate directions are here .

The conference is supported by the Purdue NSF topology grant, Purdue University and Northwestern University.

The organizers for this meeting are:

Jim McClure mcclure@math.purdue.edu
Stewart Priddy priddy@math.northwestern.edu
Brooke Shipley bshipley@math.purdue.edu
Clarence Wilkerson wilker@math.purdue.edu