This conference aims to expose graduate students in algebra, geometry, and topology to current research, and provide them with an opportunity to present and discuss their own research. It also intends to provide a forum for graduate students to engage with each other as well as expert faculty members in their areas of research. Most of the talks at the conference will be given by graduate students, with four given by distinguished keynote speakers.
This event is sponsored by the Department of Mathematics at Temple University and the NSF.
The organizers of the GTA Philly Conference share the values and commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion as expressed by the American Mathematical Society.
"The American Mathematical Society recognizes the breadth of people, thought, and experience that contribute to mathematics. We value the contributions of all members of our mathematics community to improve mathematics research, education, and the standing of the mathematical sciences. We welcome everyone interested in mathematics as we work to build a community that is diverse, respectful, accessible, and inclusive. We are committed to ensuring equitable access to mathematics opportunities and resources for people regardless of gender, gender identity or expression, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disabilities, veteran status, immigration status, or any other social or physical component of their identity."
In this talk we will give a survey of some aspects of Higher Teichmüller Theory, and will make links with the recent powerful notion of Anosov representations. We will describe joint work with Daniele Alessandrini, Nicolas Tholozan and Anna Wienhard where we describe how most of these representations correspond to deformation of geometric structures on smooth fiber bundles over S.
Each year, we include a panel discussion on topics in diversity, inclusion, and justice to promote reflection and discussions among attendees, help dispel the myth that mathematics is inherently apolitical, and normalize the discussion of DIJ issues within the math community. This year, in recognition of this growing movement in labor organizing within the US and across the globe, we would like to focus the discussion on labor rights as it relates to our work as graduate employees.
Conference events will be located at 1925 N 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122, in SERC (the Science Education and Research Center). Plenary talks will be livestreamed via Zoom. Our conference dinner, catered by local Philadelphia restaurants, will be held at Cherry Streey Pier.
Funded participants will be provided housing in one of the student dorms on campus. The dorms are suite-style and include private bedrooms, but we expect that each participant will need to share common space and bathrooms with one other participant. If you have a roommate in mind, please indicate so on our Housing form when it is sent out to participants.
Past years' websites - including lists of participants and titles/abstracts of talks - and keynote talks:
If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact us at: gta[dot]temple[dot]math[at]gmail[dot]com. You may also contact the individual graduate organizers, but please reach out to the conference email first: