56th Cascade Topology Seminar (16w2679)


(University of Calgary)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "56th Cascade Topology Seminar" workshop in Banff from April 29, 2016 to May 1, 2016.

The Cascade Topology Seminar is designed to foster contacts between researchers, including graduate students, in similar fields across Western Canada and the Pacific Northwestern United States. This seminar has met twice per year for over 25 years, and has helped to establish contact between many researchers who are very broadly interested in topology. This particular meeting of the Cascade Topology Seminar comes at the nexus of several other activities in topology within this geographic area: this 2-day seminar comes in the middle of many activities related to a PIMS collaborative research group in Applied, Algebraic and Geometric topology, and follows the BIRS workshop Women in Topology II. Both of these activities provide a unique opportunity to bring a more global community of topologists in contact with topologists in the Cascade region. The goal of this workshop is to foster interaction between these diverse groups of topologists.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).