Nipissing Topology Research Group

May 21-25, 2018
Nipissing University

15th Annual Workshop on Topology and Dynamical Systems

Sponsored by the Fields Institute

Fields Institute
Schedule & Abstracts Accommodation & Travel
Registration Contact

This workshop is the 15th in the sequence of annual workshops traditionally held in the month of May at Nipissing University. This year, we will have a special focus on applications of topology to large data sets, in addition to our traditional themes of continuum theory, dynamical systems, large-scale and geometric topology.


  • Lori Alvin (Bradley University, USA)
  • Ayşe Bener (Ryerson University, Canada)
  • Alexander Blokh (University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA)
  • Vitalij Chatyrko (Linköping University, Sweden)
  • David Cosper (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, USA)
  • Paul Gartside (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
  • David George (University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA)
  • Boris Goldfarb (University at Albany SUNY, USA)
  • Alejandro Illanes (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico)
  • Judy Kennedy (Lamar University, USA)
  • Krystyna Kuperberg (Auburn University, USA)
  • Verónica Martínez de la Vega (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico)
  • John C. Mayer (University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA)
  • Antonio Rieser (Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas, Mexico)
  • Nikita Selinger (University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA)
  • Michael Zarichnyi (Ivan Franko Lviv National University, Ukraine)


Accommodation will be arranged by the organizers for all participants in the above list.

Participants will stay at the Nipissing University residence Governors House, which is a short walk from the main campus building where talks will be held.

The residences are in apartment style. Each apartment has four single bedrooms, each with single bed, dresser, desk and closet. The kitchen/dining area is equipped with a fridge and stove. Each apartment has two bathrooms with showers. Bed linens, towels, face cloth and soap are provided. We recommend that you bring your own shampoo, hair dryer, and alarm clock. All units are air conditioned. The residence building has a coin-operated laundry on each floor, pay phones and a lounge area with TV. There are a limited number of special needs rooms available. Internet access is available throughout the building without any log-in id and password requirement.

Travel information

Nipissing University is located in North Bay, Ontario.

View Larger Map

How to get to North Bay:

By Air: Less than 10 minutes from Nipissing University, North Bay's Jack Garland Airport is a 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 Ontario Northland (for Toronto) and Greyhound (for Ottawa).

There is also a shuttle service which departs directly from Toronto Pearson Airport to North Bay. It is operated by Northern Airport Services. Reservation is required in order to get on the bus. To make a reservation or find more information please call 1-705-474-7942 or 1-800-461-4219.

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

Parking is free at the Governors House.

Organizing Committee

Logan Hoehn <>
Alex Karassev <>
Ihor Stasyuk <>
Murat Tuncali <>
Vesko Valov <>