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2018 Fall Meeting
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR

Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11, 2018

Confirmed speakers:

Dan Christensen (Western Ontario)
Higher Toda brackets and the Adams spectral sequence

Jeanne Duflot (Colorado State)
A Degree Formula for Equivariant Cohomology

Mike Hill (UCLA)
Norms, transfers, and the equivariant Steenrod algebras

Lisa Piccirillo (Texas)
The Conway knot is not slice

Jenny Wilson (Michigan)
Stability in the homology of configuration spaces

Shida Wang (Oregon)
The smooth concordance group and knot Floer invariants


Saturday, November 10

  • 9-10 Breakfast and registration
  • 10-11 Christensen
  • 11:30-12:30 Wilson
  • 12:30-2 Lunch
  • 2-3 Wang
  • 3-3:30 Tea break
  • 3:30-4:30 Duflot

Sunday, November 11

  • 8:30-9 Breakfast and registration
  • 9-10 Piccirillo
  • 10-10:30 Break
  • 10:30-11:30 Hill

Talks will be in Fenton Hall, Room 110, on the University of Oregon Campus. Fenton Hall houses the mathematics department. Other gatherings will be in the Fenton lounge, on the second floor.

The Cascade Topology Seminar is supported by the National Science Foundation along with host institutions. There is no registration fee. We encourage anyone interested in topology to attend, especially those from historically underrepresented groups. Funds are available to support the attendance of graduate students and other early career mathematicians. If you are interested in support or have any other questions, please e-mail Dev Sinha at

There are many hotels close to campus, and Hyatt and EVEN hotels have shuttles to the University. Eugene is served by an airport (EUG) with direct flights to major western cities. You will need to arrange for cabs to and from the airport as there is no public transportation. Portland and its airport (PDX) are two hours away by car, and there are shuttles which go from campus to PDX (in more like three hours total).