Ninth NRW Topology Meeting


Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19, 2008

Schedule of talks

All talks take place at lecture hall M5, Mathematisches Institut, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Einsteinstr. 62, 48149 Münster.
Friday, April 18
11.00 - 12.00 Ulrike Tillmann
(University of Oxford)
"Slicing cobordism theory via n-categories"
12.15 - 13.00 Andreas Thom
(Universität Göttingen)
"L2-invariants and negatively curved groups"
Lunch break
14.45 - 15.30 Clara Löh
(Universität Münster)
"Simplicial volume of non-compact manifolds"
15.45 - 16.30 Martin Langer
(Universität Bonn)
"On the notion of order in the stable module category"
Tea/Coffee break
17.15 - 18.15 Alain Valette
(Université de Neuchâtel)
"The Haagerup property for wreath products"
Saturday, April 19
10.00 - 10.45 Andre Henriques
(Universiteit Utrecht)
"A uniform construction of Spin(n) and String(n)"
Tea/Coffee break
11.15 - 12.00 Beatrice Bleile
(Max-Plank-Institut Bonn)
"Poincaré duality complexes"
12.15 - 13.00 Linus Kramer
(Universität Münster)
"Coarse equivalences of trees and euclidean buildings"

There is no formal registration, but please send an email to Julia Fiege so that we can estimate the number of participants; please indicate whether you want to join us for dinner at 7pm on April 18. The dinner will take place at Gaststätte Pinkus Müller, Kreuzstraße 4-10, 48143 Münster.

For finding a place to stay you might want to check the following selection of hotels.

How to get here: we can offer some travel information (german version); in case you want to use local public transportation we have some information about the bus lines; for a link to a local map showing the location of the Mathematics Department click here.

Michael Joachim
Last modified: Fri Apr 11 12:02:35 CEST 2008