21st NRW Topology Meeting


Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10, 2014

All talks are in lecture hall 23 (S.08.03, that is building S, ground floor). This is on your right hand side when you exit the bus and walk along Gaussstrasse for a minute or so.

Schedule of talks

Friday, May 9
11.00 - 11.50 M. Rodenhausen (Warwick) The topology of random quota complexes
12.00 - 12.50 M. Groth (Nijmegen) Tilting Theory via Stable Homotopy Theory
Lunch break
14.30 - 15.20 M. Schlichting (MPI Bonn/Warwick) The homotopy fixed point theorem in Hermitian K-theory
15.30 - 16.20 W. Lück (Bonn) Algebraic K- and L-theory of groups rings and their applications to topology and geometry
Tea/Coffee break
17.00 - 17.50 M. Hoyois (Northwestern/Essen) A homotopical refinement of the Grothendieck-Lefschetz trace formula
Saturday, May 10
10.00 - 10.50 C. Schlichtkrull (Bergen) Graded Thom spectra and logarithmic topological Hochschild homology
11.00 - 11.50 N. Strickland (Sheffield) Chromatic cohomology of finite general linear groups
Tea/Coffee break
12.10 - 13.00 T. Schick (Göttingen) Codimension 2 obstructions to positive scalar curvature (and to homotopy equivalence?)

Arrival: From Wuppertal Hauptbahnhof (the main railway station), you may take the buses E, Uni-Express, 615 (towards Remscheid Fr.-Ebert-Platz) or 645 (towards Schulzentrum Süd) to the main campus ("Grifflenberg") of the university, exit at "Universität". Alternatively, you may walk up the hill (15-20 minutes). Here is a map including walking directions, and you may find additional travel information (in German) here.

There is no formal registration, but please send an email to Mrs Birkenfeld (gabriele.birkenfeld (at) math.uni-wuppertal.de) so that we can estimate the number of participants. Please also indicate whether you want to join us for dinner on May 9 at the restaurant "Alaturka" (Luisenstrasse 63a). We will meet there at 7 pm (so you have time to stop at your hotel on the way).

Hotels: The speakers will stay at the Hotel Central in the city center of Elberfeld near the main railway station of Wuppertal. Because of a trade fare in Düsseldorf, most hotels are considerably more expensive than usual, if still available at all. We strongly recommend booking a hotel room as early as possible.

Here is a list of previous NRW-Topology meetings.

Organizers: Jens Hornbostel, Steffen Sagave, Marcus Zibrowius.