Fall 2002 Midwest Topology Seminar

November 2, 2002


Coffee and donuts will be available at 10:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m.  Po Hu 
 Wayne State University
 1-Conformal Field Theories and 
 Elliptic Cohomology
11:50 a.m.  Dan Isaksen
 University of Notre Dame
 Homotopical Structures of 
 Algebraic Varieties
2:30 p.m.  Nathalie Wahl
 Northwestern University
 Graphs, surfaces, automorphisms of 
 free groups, and mapping class groups
4:15 p.m.  Fred Cohen
 University of Rochester
 On self-maps of double loop spaces


Important Note: Kalamazoo is in the Eastern Time Zone.

Western Michigan University is located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, approximately half-way between Chicago and Detroit on Interstate 94. To reach the campus from I-94 take exit 74B (US 131) north for 2.3 miles to exit 36A (Stadium Drive). Go east on Stadium Drive for 2.2 miles, turn left on to Howard Street, and go north for 0.6 miles to Michigan Avenue. Turn right on to Michigan Avenue, then take the second left (Rankin Avenue), and turn into the first parking lot on the right.

All talks will be held in Rood Hall. The math department is located in Everett Tower. Everett Tower is the 6-story building at the head of the parking lot and Rood Hall is the adjacent building (Everett and Rood are connected by a skywalk).

Hotels are located at the junction of US 131 and Stadium Drive (take exit 36B for the hotels):


Recently the NSF awarded $20K to support the Midwest Topology Seminar. This is to fund approximately 10 meetings at
$2K each. The money can be used to cover travel expenses for speakers and a number of participants: junior faculty and
graduate students from outside the area as well as those within who need support.

Please let one of the organizers (Michele Intermont, John Martino, Jeff Strom, and Jay Wood) know if you are interested in applying for travel support.

Last modified: October 9, 2002