[ALGTOP-L] MSRI Workshop on Topology of Stratified Spaces,
September 8 - 12, 2008.
LAURENTIU.MAXIM at lehman.cuny.edu
Wed May 7 11:41:30 EDT 2008
First Conference Announcement:
TOPOLOGY OF STRATIFIED SPACES
Where: MSRI, Berkeley.
When: September 8 - 12, 2008.
Stratified spaces occur naturally in high- and low-dimensional topology,
various fields of pure mathematics, including algebraic geometry and number
theory, and also in more applied fields, such as the study of configuration
spaces for robot motion planning. Extensions from manifold theory to stratified
space theory are rarely straightforward; they tend to involve the discovery and
study of subtle interactions between local and global behavior. Research in these
areas also turns out to have a rich interaction with the question being addressed
by the Analysis of Singular Spaces program running simultaneously at MSRI of
how to do analysis on spaces that are not locally Euclidean.
The workshop will be organized into days dedicated to each of the four
main themes: topology of complex varieties, signature theory on singular
spaces, L^2 and intersection cohomology, and mixed Hodge theory and
singularities, and will include introductory talks in each area.
Planned speakers include:
Mark Andrea de Cataldo
Organizing Committee: Greg Friedman, Eugénie Hunsicker, Anatoly Libgober,
and Laurentiu Maxim
Some limited funding is available, and in particular, we expect to offer partial
support to recent PhDs and graduate students. Those seeking support should
see the conference webpage listed below; applications for support should be
received by June 30. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to
For registration, housing, a more detailed overview of the conference, and more
We gratefully acknowledge the support of MSRI.
Department of Math & Computer Science
CUNY - Lehman College,
250 Bedford Park Blvd West
Bronx, New York 10468
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