Low Dimensional Topology

January 17, 2012

Student Conferences

Filed under: Misc. — Jesse Johnson @ 8:50 am

I just added two student oriented conferences to the LDTopology conference list, which I think deserve special attention. The first is the UnKnot conference, which is specifically intended for undergraduate students. Since I don’t think many undergraduates look at the conference page (or read this blog at all for that matter), you should encourage any promising students that you know to consider going. Since Colin Adams is one of the organizers, it promises to be fun.

The second conference is the Topology Student Workshop at Georgia Tech, which appears to be intended for graduate students. It looks like this one is going to have a lot of professional development, which is becoming more and more important these days.  A few years ago, there was an apparently unrelated “Topology Student Forum” at Tulane University. I think they had plans of making it an annual event, but I couldn’t find any references to a 2012 meeting. If anyone has information about this (or any other upcoming topology conference), please leave a comment on this page or on the conferences page.

Update: Right after I posted this, I found out about two other student conferences. The first is the Graduate Student Topology Conference at Indiana University, March 31-April 1st. The second is the Underrepresented Students in Topology and Algebra Research Symposium (USTARS) at University of Iowa, April 13-15.


  1. Graduate Student Topology and Geometry Conference, March 31–April 1, 2012, Indiana University.
    I think the web page will be up in a few days.

    Comment by Paul — January 17, 2012 @ 11:12 pm | Reply

  2. I have yet another undergraduate knot theory workshop to advertise, the Undergraduate Summer School in the Center for Mathematics at Notre Dame:


    It runs May 21-26, 2012, and it will consist of a pair of short courses with problem sessions given by myself and Matt Hedden, along with Margaret Doig and Andy Manion as TA’s.

    Comment by Josh Greene — March 8, 2012 @ 9:07 pm | Reply

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