Topology Festival

May 18-21, 2006

Schedule of Activities

Thursday, May 18, 2006

3:00 PM Registration in the 3rd floor foyer of Malott Hall
4:30 PM Maurice Herlihy, Brown University
Topological Methods in Distributed and Concurrent Computing
6:30 PM Banquet at ZaZa's, 622 Cascadilla Street

Friday, May 19, 2006

8:15 AM Refreshments
9:00 AM Jesper Grodal, University of Chicago
Workshop on Algebraic Topology
10:15 AM Lee Mosher, Rutgers University
Axes in Outer Space
11:30 AM Tara Holm, Connecticut and Cornell University
Orbifold Cohomology of Abelian Symplectic Reductions
12:30 PM Lunch
2:30 PM Gunnar Carlsson, Stanford University
Workshop on Algebraic Topology
4:00 PM Soren Galatius, Stanford University
Stable Homology of Automorphisms of Free Groups
5:00 PM Dinner on the town

Saturday, May 20, 2006

8:15 AM Refreshments
9:00 AM Gunnar Carlsson, Stanford University
Algebraic Topology and High Dimensional Data
10:15 AM Noel Brady, University of Oklahoma
Perron-Frobenius Eigenvalues, Snowflake Groups and Isoperimetric Spectra
11:30 AM Martin Kassabov, Cornell University
Kazhdan Property T and its Applications
12:30 PM Lunch
2:30 PM Jesper Grodal, University of Chicago
From Finite Groups to Infinite Groups via Homotopy Theory
4:00 PM Panel discussion led by the invited speakers
5:30 PM Picnic at Stewart Park, large pavilion

Sunday, May 21, 2006

8:15 AM Refreshments
9:00 AM Thomas Farrell, Binghamton University
Some Applications of Topology to Geometry
10:15 AM Nathalie Wahl, University of Chicago
Mapping Class Groups of Non-orientable Surfaces
11:30 AM Robert Ghrist, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Homological Sensor Networks

Thank you for joining us for the 44th Cornell Topology Festival.