## Midwest Topology Seminar

### Purdue University

### February 21, 2009

### Schedule

9:15 |
Refreshments |
Math Library Lounge |

10:00 |
Kent Orr |
Surface knots and iterated intersection theory |

11:30 |
Greg Friedman |
A new Kunneth theorem for intersection homology |

2:30 |
Kate Ponto |
Traces and fixed points |

4:00 |
Tom Goodwillie |
TBA |

5:15 |
Party |
Math Library Lounge |

Campus Map

All talks will be in MATH 175; this is on the ground floor of the Math
building, at the north side of the building (the opposite side from the
elevators).

There is free parking in the garage across the street from the math department
(marked PGU on the map).

Refreshments will be in the Math Library lounge; the Math Library
is on the south side of the building, on the third floor near the elevators.

The National Science Foundation has made some funds available to the
Midwest Topology Seminar to support participants. If you wish to apply for
support, contact Jim McClure (mcclure@math.purdue.edu) before the conference.

Directions to the math department from I-65: Take exit 178 and turn south onto
St. Rd. 43. Continue for about 6 miles to the traffic light at the
intersection with State Street (St. Rd. 26); this is the first large
intersection. Turn right onto State Street and then continue to the fourth
traffic light, which is University Street. Turn right on University. After
two blocks the parking garage is on your left and the Math building is
the tall building (10 floors) on your right.

### Organizer

- Jim McClure mcclure@math.purdue.edu