What’s Next? The mathematical legacy of Bill Thurston

Bill Thurston made fundamental contributions to topology, geometry, and dynamical systems. But beyond these specific accomplishments he introduced new ways of thinking about and of seeing mathematics that have had a profound influence on the entire mathematical community. He discovered connections between disciplines that led to the creation of entirely new fields. Mathematicians from a broad spectrum of areas will gather June 23-27 at Cornell to describe recent advances and explore future directions motivated by Thurston’s transformative ideas.

More information can be found at the conference website, http://www.math.cornell.edu/~thurston/ or in the Cornell Chronicle, http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2014/06/math-symposium-celebrate-legacy-bill-thurston