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Algebraic Topology, Braids and Mapping Class Groups

(4 - 19 Dec 2008)

Organizing Committee ·  Confirmed Visitors · Overview · Activities Membership Application

 Organizing Committee

Chair

  • Jie Wu (National University of Singapore)

Members

  • Jon Berrick (National University of Singapore)
  • Fedor Duzhin (Nanyang Technological University)
  • Elizabeth Hanbury (National University of Singapore)
  • Andrew James Kricker (Nanyang Technological University)
  • Kai Ma (National University of Singapore)
  • Ser Peow Tan (National University of Singapore)
  • Yan-Loi Wong (National University of Singapore)
  • Ying Zhang (National University of Singapore)


 Confirmed Visitors

 Overview

The recent progress in topology has shed light on many deep connections between algebraic topology and the theory of braids. A successful program on Braids was organized in May-July, 2007. This present program is going to explore further the connections between algebraic topology and braids, and to establish further research collaborations in algebraic topology in Asia. The present program will consist of a conference on algebraic topology, and a workshop on special topics.

1. Workshop on Homotopy, Braids and Mapping Class Groups, 4-14 December 2008.

Rationale: This workshop will focus on homotopy theory, braids, mapping class groups and 3-manifolds. Participants will explore the mapping class groups with its connections to homotopy theory and Heegaard splittings for 3-manifolds, configuration spaces and braids, the H-spaces, and the representations of the symmetric group modules Lie(n). Besides research discussion among participants, some introductory talks on selected topics will be given to graduate students.


2. The Second East Asia Conference on Algebraic Topology, 15-19 December 2008.

International Organizers for the conference: Haibao Duan (China), Jianzhong Pan (China), Akira Kono (Japan), Norio Iwase (Japan), Yongjin Song (Korea).

Standard Registration Fee: SGD$200
Please pay in cash (Singapore currency only) at the registration desk after arrival.
We do not accept credit card and check.

 

 Activities

1. Workshop on Homotopy, Braids and Mapping Class Groups, 4-14 December 2008.

2. The Second East Asia Conference on Algebraic Topology, 15-19 December 2008.



For attendance at these activities, please complete the online registration form.

The following do not need to register:

  • Those invited to participate.

  • Those applying for membership with financial support.


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 Membership Application

The Institute for Mathematical Sciences invites applications for membership for participation in the above program. Funds to cover travel and living expenses are available to young scientists. Applications should be received at least three (3) months before the commencement of membership. Application form is available in (MSWord|PDF|PS) format for download.

More information is available by writing to:
Secretary
Institute for Mathematical Sciences
National University of Singapore
3 Prince George's Park
Singapore 118402
Republic of Singapore
or email to imssec(AT)nus.edu.sg.

For enquiries on scientific aspects of the program, please email Jie Wu at matwuj(AT)nus.edu.sg.


Organizing Committee ·  Confirmed Visitors · Overview · Activities · Membership Application