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.
View the conference poster.
In addition to the keynote speakers above, the weekend will be filled with 30-minute graduate student presentations. These talks may be expository or on original research, and will help graduate students share and learn exciting mathematics in the subjects of algebra, geometry, and topology. A preliminary schedule of talks is available here.
All talks will be held in SERC, located at 1915 N 12th St. For location and parking information see the campus map.
We will be providing participant housing at Morgan Hall on campus. More details to follow...
SEPTA is the public transportation authority in Philadelphia. They run all the trains, buses, subways, etc.
Follow signs for 'Ground Transportation' and then 'Trains to Center City'. Get on any train and get off at 'Temple University station' (all trains from the airport will stop here). Pay the conductor on board. Tickets cost $8.
Buy a ticket at one of the ticket counters; tell them you're trying to get to Temple University. Then take one of the following 'Regional Rail' lines and get off at the Temple stop: Chestnut Hill East, Fox Chase, Lansdale/Doylestown, Manayunk/Norristown, Warminster, West Trenton. One quick way to see which line is going to leave for Temple next is using Google maps.
There are two ways to get back to Temple from center city. If you are on or near Broad Street, look for a subway station with a "Broad Street Line" sign. Take the Broad Street Line LOCAL North and get off at Cecil B Moore station. Morgan Hall is right at the stop. The other way is to take the 23 bus uptown, which you can catch at the corner of 11th and Market. Get off at 11th and Oxford, and walk west on Oxford (in the direction of traffic). Morgan Hall will be on your right. The fare for either is $2.25.
There will be a banquet Saturday night at Ocean Harbor. Here's the menu (v denotes the meal is vegetarian):
If you plan on attending the banquet, please bring $10 when you register on Saturday morning. You will receive two tokens, which can be used Saturday night to get to the restaurant and back. They can be used either for the subway (Broad Street Line) or the bus (route 23). For the subway, get of at Race-Vine. For the bus, get off at Race St.
A more detailed schedule is available here. Note: This schedule is tentative.
|9:20am-10:20am||Plenary Speaker 1|
|10:50am-12:40pm||Graduate student talks (block #1)|
|2:20pm-4:10pm||Graduate student talks (block #2)|
|4:30pm-5:30pm||Plenary Speaker 2|
|9:00am-10:50am||Graduate student talks (block #3)|
|11:15am-12:15pm||Plenary Speaker 3|
|1:40pm-2:50pm||Graduate student talks (block #4)|
|3:00pm-4:00pm||Plenary Speaker 4|
Note: The deadline for registration submission is May 11. However, we will give funding priority to participants who register by May 1.
Note: The deadline for title and abstract submission has passed. Abstracts received at this time might be accommodated via a waitlist, but we make no promises.
The following websites include lists of participants and titles/abstracts of talks:
If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact us at: