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.
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.
All talks will be held in SERC (The Science Education and Research Center), 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. Note that there will be limited access to WiFi in the rooms. There is WiFi at local coffee shops etc., and eduroam is available on campus, but no additional WiFi is available at Morgan Hall.
SEPTA is the public transportation authority in Philadelphia. They run all the trains, buses, subways, etc. If you are local and have a SEPTA KEY card, we will reimburse your trips to and from the conference.
Follow signs for 'Ground Transportation' and then 'Trains to Center City'. You may purchase a ticket from the conductor on the train for \$8 (cash only) or you may purchase a "SEPTA Key Quick Trip" from the fare kiosks on the train platform for \$6.75 prior to boarding. Get on any train and get off at 'Temple University station' (all trains from the airport will stop here).
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. The fare for either is \$2.50. 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 on the southeast corner of Broad and Oxford, right where the subway station exit is. 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 left.
There is a daily rate of \$20 per entry in:
There will be a banquet Saturday night open to all participants. Bring \$15 per registered participant and \$30 per guest. Location and menu TBD.
A more detailed schedule will be available. Breakfast and lunch on both Saturday and Sunday will be provided.
Note: Registration is now open. There is no registration fee. Members of gender, racial, and ethnic groups underrepresented in mathematics are encouraged to apply. We will give funding priority to participants who register by April 3rd.
Note: Abstract submission is now open. The deadline for abstracts is March 20th.
The Graduate Student Topology and Geometry Conference 2020 will be held the 11-12th of April 2020 in the Math Department of Indiana University Bloomington. More information can be found here.
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:. You can also contact the individual graduate organizers: