Midwest Topology Seminar

October 23, 2010
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan, USA

The Fall meeting of the Midwest Topology Seminar will be held at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan on Saturday October 23. Please let us know if you are going to attend so that we can plan properly.


8:30-9:30 Coffee hour
9:30-10:30 Kathryn Hess, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Homotopic descent and codescent
11:00-12:00 Andrew Toms, Purdue University Ranks of operators and the classification of C*-algebras
2:00-3:00 Andrew Salch, Johns Hopkins University Some recent developments in the stable homotopy groups of spheres
3:30-4:30 Ralph Cohen, Stanford University String topology, Calabi-Yau structures, and Koszul duality



All talks will be held in State Hall 106. This building is at 5143 Cass Avenue, near the intersection with Putnam.

Most street parking in the vicinty is metered. We recommend that you park in Parking Structure 6 all day for $4.75. The entrance to this structure is on Putnam.

Campus Map


We have reserved a block of rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn Detroit Downtown for Friday and Saturday nights. Click here to book a room. The negotiated rate is $99 (plus taxes) per night. Rooms will be held until October 1. The hotel is within easy walking distance of numerous restaurants and bars, and it is approximately 3.5 miles from Wayne State University. 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.

Local Information

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 in advance of the meeting.


Bob Bruner (rrb at math.wayne.edu)
Po Hu (po 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.

Email: isaksen at math.wayne.edu