The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) will be hosting the 36th Annual Workshop in Geometric Topology on May 30 – June 1, 2019.


The workshop begins at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 30, and ends at noon on Saturday, June 1. Each day there will be a one-hour lecture by Principal Speaker Ciprian Manolescu as well as contributed talks by participants. The program is designed so there will be ample time for informal networking among participants. The workshop ends with a problem session at noon on Saturday.

Principal Speaker

Principal Speaker Ciprian Manolescu of the University of California, Los Angeles will give a series of three one-hour talks on: Triangulations, homology cobordisms, and Floer theories. Titles and abstract can be found at the Principal Speaker link.

Contributed Talks

Participants are invited to contribute talks; time will be allotted each day for 20-minute talks by participants. Abstracts may be entered on the registration form or emailed directly to Ric Ancel or Craig Guilbault.

Financial Support

Financial support, provided by the National Science Foundation, will be available to cover partial travel and living expenses of participants who do not have other funding for their research. Such support can be requested on the registration form. To receive full consideration, requests for support should be submitted by April 8, 2019. Graduate students and recent PhDs in geometric topology are especially encouraged to apply.