Midwest Topology Seminar

April 28-29, 2007
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan

The Spring meeting of the Midwest Topology Seminar will be held at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan on Saturday April 28 and Sunday April 29, 2007.  The meeting will run all day on Saturday and finish by noon on Sunday.  Please let us know if you are going to attend so that we can plan properly.


Saturday April 28

9:15 - 10:00 Coffee
10:00 - 11:00 Andrew Blumberg (Stanford University)
Approximation and localization in THH
11:30 - 12:30 Marco Schlichting (Louisiana State University)
Karoubi-periodicity in hermitian K-theory via chain complexes
12:30 - 2:00 Lunch break
2:00 - 3:00 Jeff Smith (University of British Columbia)
Ideal spectra and topological schemes
3:00 - 3:45 Coffee
3:45- 4:45 Veronique Godin (Harvard University)
The higher genus string topology

Sunday April 29

9:00 - 10:00 Tyler Lawson (MIT)
Topological Hochschild homology of ku and ko
10:00 - 10:45 Coffee
10:45 - 11:45 Jack Morava (Johns Hopkins University)
The Madsen-Tillmann 4D Spin cobordism spectrum

All talks will be held in Shapero Hall 100.  Coffee breaks will be held in the atrium of Faculty/Administration Building.  Both buildings are in the northwest corner of campus.



We have reserved a block of rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn Detroit Downtown for Friday and Saturday nights.  When booking a room, please mention the "Wayne State Math Department".  The negotiated rate is $99 (plus taxes) per night.  Rooms will be held until April 13.  The hotel is within easy walking distance of numerous restaurants and bars, and it is approximately 3.5 miles from Wayne State University.  We will coordinate taxi travel between the hotel and university throughout the meeting.  Valet parking is available at the hotel for $20 per day.

The hotel's contact information is:

    Hilton Garden Inn Detroit Downtown
    351 Gratiot Avenue
    Detroit, MI 48226
    Telephone: (313) 967-0900


The local airport is Detroit Metro (DTW), which is approximately 20 miles from downtown Detroit or Wayne State University.  The best way to reach downtown Detroit or Wayne State University from the airport is by airport shuttle, taxi, or rental car.

Parking is available at any time in Parking Structure 2, which is a short walk from the mathematics department.  You will need $3.50 in exact change (quarters or dollar bills) each time you enter.  Sometimes Lot 31, just to the north of the math department, is open and available for free parking.

Campus map

Map of university area (math department is marked)
Map of downtown Detroit
(Hilton Garden Inn is marked)

Financial Support

Some funds are available to support travel costs of participants, especially for graduate students and junior faculty without other support.  Please write to Bob Bruner (rrb at math.wayne.edu) to request funding.


Bob Bruner (rrb at math.wayne.edu)
Dan Isaksen (isaksen at math.wayne.edu)
John Klein (klein at math.wayne.edu)

Please contact any of us with questions.