16th NRW Topology Meeting


Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12, 2011

All talks are in building NA, room 01/99, Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

Schedule of talks

Friday, November 11

11.00 - 11.50

Matthias Kreck From cutting and pasting to topological
quantum field theories
12.00 - 12.50

Hanno von Bodecker Circle transfers, twisted eta-invariants and the
Adams-Novikov 2-line

Lunch break
14.30 - 15.20

Justin Noel From H-infinity to E-infinity
15.30 - 16.20

Hans-Werner Henn The Brown Comenetz dual of the K(2)-local sphere
at the prime 3

Tea/Coffee break
17.00 - 17.50

Michael Weiss Smooth maps to the plane and Pontryagin classes
Saturday, November 12
10.00 - 10.50

David Gepner Brauer groups of commutative ring spectra
11.00 - 11.50

Karlheinz Knapp Metastable homotopy of SO(n) - revisited

Tea/Coffee break
12.10 - 13.00

Benoit Fresse Rational homotopy automorphisms of E2-operads
and Grothendieck-Teichmüller groups

There is no formal registration, but please send an email to Frau Fernholz so that we can estimate the number of participants.
Please also indicate whether you want to join us for dinner on November 11, in the restaurant Livingroom, Luisenstraße 9 (in walking distance from the main station). We will meet there at 7 pm (so you have time to stop at your hotel on the way).


Ibis City und Ibis Zentrum - good and good price but nothing special - Ibis Zentrum is probably a bit more quiet

Oekey - good and good price - between university and station on the U35 line

Art Hotel Tucholsky in the "Bermuda triangle", that is, can be noisy, art hotel with funny accessoires - great breakfast

We have reserved a number of rooms at these hotels for the participants at a reduced rate. (Valid until October 11.) If you wish to book one of those, please contact directly the hotel, key word "Topology". 

Here is a list of previous NRW-Topology meetings.

Organizers:  Gerd Laures, Martin Olbermann