UNYTS 2022

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UNYTS 2022

3rd Upstate New York Topology Seminar

October 22 at Syracuse University

Funded by the NSF and the Simons Foundation

photo credits: Wikipedia

The 2nd UNYTS was held at the University at Albany, SUNY as UNYTS 2018 on November 10-11, 2018.
The 1st UNYTS was held at the University at Buffalo, SUNY as Topology Day on September 15, 2017.

This is a one-day regional topology conference focusing on algebraic and low-dimensional topology. The goal of the conference is to build connections in the topology community both within the New York State region and with nearby regions.


Plenary talks:

Francesco Lin (Columbia)   "Monopole Floer homology and theta characteristics"   Notes

Allison N. Miller (Swarthmore)   "Satellite operators and knot concordance"   Notes

  Martina Rovelli (U Mass-Amherst)   "Limits and colimits in higher categories" Notes

Parallel sessions:

Applications for speaking now closed. We had an open call for speakers, with preference given to early-career participants (students, postdocs, and tenure-track professors) and to regional speakers (from the broad region of New York State and nearby).


  • Registration still open until October 21 (but the deadline for speaking and likely for funding has passed).
  • Apply to speak during registration by September 1 -- submit a title and brief abstract on the form.
  • Request funding during registration.
Note: We have received an NSF grant to cover limited funding for accommodation with priority given to early career participants (students, postdocs, etc).


Full Schedule + Titles and Abstracts

9:30-10:00   Breakfast
10:00-10:10   Welcome
10:10-11:10   Main Lecture A: Francesco Lin
11:10-11:30   Coffee
11:30-12:30   Main Lecture B: Martina Rovelli
12:30-2:00   Lunch
2:00-3:00   Main Lecture C: Allison Miller
3:00-3:30   Coffee
3:30-5:30   Parallel Sessions
6:00   Dinner/Reception

Local information

Please make your own reservations.
Reserve either Fri Oct 21 or Sat Oct 22 or both.
Even if you requested funding, you must reserve the room yourself (and save receipts).
Parking on main campus is free on weekends and does not require a visitor pass. We recommend that you use the College Place Lot south of the Life Sciences Center. More parking space is available on Carnegie Lot (between Carnegie and Bowne) and on Quad 1 (south of Eggers Hall).
See parking lots on the PDF campus map below!

Campus maps: The main talks are in the Life Sciences Complex (Room 105).
The parallel sessions are in the Carnegie Building (see schedule for rooms, all on first floor). Childcare information:
Help with finding child care during the conference is available through Child Care Solutions,
a referral agency that connects families with child care providers in the greater Syracuse area.


Claudia Miller (Syracuse University)
Stephan Wehrli (Syracuse University)

with Jacob Migdail-Smith as additional local organizer.

For inquiries, contact Claudia Miller (clamille@syr.edu) or Stephan Wehrli (smwehrli@syr.edu).

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