All talks will take place at the Stevanovich Center for Financial Mathematics, Room 112. This is at 5727 S University Ave, right across University Ave from the math department.
Local information and abstracts.
Saturday, May 9
9:30-10:30 am Coffee
10:30-11:30 am Mike Hopkins Algebraic and motivic vector bundles
11:30 am-1:30 pm Lunch
1:30-2:30 pm Amie Wilkinson Asymmetrical diffeomorphisms
2:45-3:45 pm Sarah Koch Deforming rational maps and some topological questions in complex dynamics
3:45-4:15 pm Coffee
4:15-5:15 pm Peter May Equivariant infinite loop space theory
Sunday, May 10
9-9:45 am Coffee
9:45-10:45 am Jesse Wolfson Topology and arithmetic of spaces of rational maps
11 am-12 pm Hans-Werner Henn Cohomology of groups and K(2)-local homotopy theory
12-1:30 pm Lunch
1:30-2:30 pm Alejandro Adem An Infinite Loop Space Associated to Commuting Matrices

Directions to Campus

By car here. By public transportation from the airport here. A map of parking around campus. There is also some street parking around campus.

Travel and Support

The Midwest Topology Seminar is supported by the National Science Foundation and the University of Chicago. Travel funding is available, especially for graduate students and postdocs; if you are requesting funding, plesae indicate this when you register.


We have reserved a block of rooms in the Hyatt in Hyde Park. Please reserve your own rooms by calling (800) 233-1234 and mentioning the Spring Midwest Topology Seminar. Alternately, you can book online here. Rooms in the block will be held until April 8. If you are a graduate student and would like help finding a roommate, please fill out the form here.


Please register here by April 8 if you are planning to attend. Although registration is not required, it will greatly aid us in planning to have accurate attendance numbers, so please register even if you are not requesting funding.