Women in Topology II (16w5142)


Brenda Johnson (Union College)

Maria Basterra (University of New Hampshire)

(University of Calgary)

Kathryn Hess (EPFL)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Women in Topology II" workshop from April 24th to April 29th, 2016.

Homotopy theory is a very active area of modern mathematics, which not only has contributed significantly to many other fields of mathematics and theoretical physics but is also now being applied to problems in engineering, statistics, and computer science. As in other fields of mathematics research, women are underrepresented in homotopy theory. In recent years, however, there has been a small but steady increase in the number of female researchers in the field. Following up a successful first meeting in 2013, this workshop aims to capitalize on this trend, by bringing senior and junior researchers together with graduate students to work on open problems, thus providing a context for collaborations and establishing networks for future research. The ultimate goal is to increase the number and visibility of active female researchers in homotopy theory.

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 disc
iplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineeri
ng 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).