Department of Computer Science & Mathematics

Topology Research Group

Nipissing University
May 12-16, 2008

Fields Institute Workshop
on Topological Methods in Algebra, Analysis and Dynamical Systems

The workshop page at Fields institute (including on-line registration and application for travel support for students and PDF)

Invited speakers Abstracts Schedule
Contacts Accommodation Travel information

Videostreaming of the Workshop Lectures

Organizing Committee: Nikolay Brodskiy (U. of Tennessee, Knoxville), John C. Mayer (U. of Alabama, Birmingham), Vladimir Pestov (U. of Ottawa),  Alexandre Karasev, Murat Tuncali, and Vesko Valov (Nipissing U.)

This workshop is the 6th in the sequence of annual workshops traditionally held in the month of May at Nipissing University. Among our speakers, we expect to have a number of prominent mathematicians from Canada, USA and abroad. The main theme of the workshops will be in the areas where Topology, Algebra, Analysis and Dynamical Systems intersect. The workshop will be for five days. There will be three one-hour talks each day. However, the format of the workshops is designed to maximize the interaction among the participants beyond the lectures.

Travel support funding for students and postdoctoral fellows is provided by the Fields Institute and by the National Science Foundation.

Invited speakers

Benoit Collins (University of Ottawa)
Robert L. Devaney (Boston University)
Jane M. Hawkins (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Kazuhiro Kawamura (Tsukuba University, Japan)
Judy Kennedy (Lamar University, Texas)
Gabor Lukacs (University of Manitoba)

Matthias Neufang (Carleton University)
Lex Oversteegen (University of Alabama-Birmingham)
Vladimir Uspenskij (Ohio University, Athens)

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Alex Karassev -
Murat Tuncali -
Vesko Valov -

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To book a room in the Governors House (one of the University Residences), please contact Michelle Walker, manager of Conference Services. The contact information is below.

Michelle Walker
Manager, Conference Services
Nipissing University
100 College Drive, Box 5002
North Bay, ON
P1B 8L7
tel: (705) 474-3450, ext. 4245
fax: (705) 474-4888

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Travel information

Nipissing University is located in North Bay, Ontario

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How to get here

By Air: Less than 10 minutes from Nipissing University, North Bay's
Jack Garland Airport is a thoroughly modern facility with daily flights from Toronto and Ottawa.

By Bus: There are regular bus routes from Toronto and Ottawa to North Bay, operated by several carriers. There is a bus which departures directly from Toronto Pearson Airport to North Bay. It is operated by Northern Airport Services. It takes approximately 4 hours to get to North Bay. Reservation is required in order to get on the bus. To make a reservation or find more information please call 1-705-672-2033 or 1-800-461-4219

By Car: North Bay lies on the intersection of two major highways. It takes about 4-hour drive to get here from Toronto (Highway 11, 340 km) and from Ottawa (Highway 17, 370 km).

The links below will help you to find more information about:

North Bay and the area

Information for Visitors and Local Attractions

Local Weather

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May 6, 2008