Midwest Topology Seminar
The Midwest Topology Seminar
has run since the middle 1960's, meeting
Fall, Winter and Spring of most years.
Originating in the desire of topologists
in Chicago in the mid 1960s to meet to discuss
recent developments, it grew into a meeting of
algebraic and geometric topologists from the whole great lakes,
upper midwest, region, regularly drawing participants from
Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ontario, Ohio,
Kentucky, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Kansas.
Speakers are drawn from around the world, though,
naturally, the majority come from the region.
It is an especially useful way for students to make contacts.
The last few meetings have been held online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We were tentatively planning to resume in-person meetings in Winter of 2022,
but I do not wish to make predictions currently. Stay tuned.
The Winter 2022 meeting was scheduled to be held at
Northwestern University ,
but was cancelled due to COVID and conflicts.
Archive of past meetings :
This is a list of meetings of the MTS whose schedules were
available in electronic form.
Lists of meetings:
Here are some sources for information about conferences in the field.
Midwest Topology Seminar Mailing List:
The MWTOPSEM mailing list has been retired. Announcements are now made through
this web page, through Don Davis'
AlgTop-L list , and through
Alg-Top Conf Niles Johnson's
list of upcoming conferences.
These are the home institutions of the regular participants in the Seminar.
If you want your department to be included in this list, or have
other changes to suggest, contact the
of this page.
Still to come
This page is primarily
intended as an easy way for people
to find the date, location and schedule of the next meeting,
but it also serves to
preserve some of the history as well.
If you have suggestions, or things to contribute, please contact
Other things which might go here are:
- An archive of past meetings.
I have what can be gleaned from Larry Taylor's MWTOPSEM archive, but
that only goes back to 1994.
It would be nice to get copies of the schedule of talks from early
meetings. If you have such, I can scan them if they are in good condition, or
find someone to transcribe them, if not.
- Something about the history of the Midwest Topology Seminar, as it
is a rather unique non-institution.
- Directions to the meeting sites. (After a few rounds this ought
to be pretty complete, and serve as an easy way to find directions to
any department in the midwest with algebraic topologists in it.)
- Pointers to other algebraic topology web pages.