52nd Spring Topology and Dynamical Systems Conference                   
March 14-17, 2018
Auburn University

We are pleased to announce that the 52nd Spring Topology and Dynamical Systems Conference will take place March 14-17, 2018 at Auburn University, Alabama. This successful conference series began with a Point Set Topology Conference at Arizona State University in 1967. Auburn hosted the conference in 1969, 1976, 1984, 1994, and we are proud to be hosting it for the fifth time. Sponsorship is provided by

Welcome reception, Tuesday, March 13, 7-9pm, The Hotel at AU, Terrace Room. Registration packets will be available.

General Schedule      Session Schedules      Abstracts

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Plenary and Semi-plenary Speakers
Plenary and Semi-Plenary Speakers: Mladen Bestvina, John Bryant, Suddhasattwa Das, Albert Fathi, Steve Ferry, Paul Gartside, Boris Goldfarb, Kazuhiro Kawamura, Danuta Kołodziejczyk, David Lipham, Sara Maloni, Michał Misiurewicz, Janusz Prajs, Kevin Schreve, Jennifer Schultens, Sławomir Solecki, Balázs Strenner, Michael Usher, Bena Tshishiku, Benjamin Vejnar, Susan Williams, Andy Zucker.

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Mladen Bestvina, University of Utah

Title: PL Morse theory and applications

The workshop is a followup to the plenary talk with the same title. Further applications of PL Morse theory in geometric group theory will be given. Several classes of groups standard in the subject will be introduced, e.g. Thompson's group, right angled Artin groups. Some of the examples will be presented by Matt Zaremsky and Robert Kropholler.

Jerzy Dydak, University of Tennessee

Title: Topological aspects of coarse geometry

The workshop will be devoted to topics of interest to topologists that arise in coarse geometry:

  1. Ends of spaces
  2. Compactifications
  3. Extension theorems
  4. Embedding theorems
Thomas Weighill will present a unified approach via neighborhood operators to extension theorems in three categories: topological, uniform, and coarse. He will also discuss Holloway's criterion for coarse embeddings into Hilbert spaces.

  • Algebraic Topology and Applications (Steve Hurder, Danuta Kolodziejczyk, Krystyna Kuperberg)
  • Continuum Theory dedicated to Janusz Prajs on the occasion of his 60th birthday
    (Logan Hoehn, Rodrigo Hernández Gutiérrez, Michel Smith, Piotr Minc)
  • Dynamical Systems (Lori Alvin, Alex Clark, Judy Kennedy)
  • Geometric Group Theory (Thomas Koberda, Jing Tao, Matt Zaremsky)
  • Geometric Topology (Scott Carter, Alexander Dranishnikov, Steve Ferry)
  • Set-Theoretic Topology (Stewart Baldwin, Zigin Feng, Gary Gruenhage)
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Organizing Committee
Stu Baldwin, Alex Clark, Ziqin Feng, Gary Gruenhage, Krystyna Kuperberg, Piotr Minc, Michel Smith
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Scientific Committee
Alan Dow, Alexander Dranishnikov, John Greenlees, Craig Guilbault, Steve Hurder, Michal Misiurewicz, Lex Oversteegen, Leonid Polterovich, Kim Ruane, Ralf Schiffler