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Award Abstract #1212436

Workshop on Recent Advances in General Topology, Dimension Theory, Continuum Theory and Dynamical Systems

Division Of Mathematical Sciences
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Initial Amendment Date: January 25, 2012
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Latest Amendment Date: January 25, 2012
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Award Number: 1212436
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Award Instrument: Standard Grant
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Program Manager: Joanna Kania-Bartoszynska
DMS Division Of Mathematical Sciences
MPS Direct For Mathematical & Physical Scien
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Start Date: April 15, 2012
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End Date: March 31, 2014 (Estimated)
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Awarded Amount to Date: $23,140.00
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Investigator(s): John Mayer mayer@math.uab.edu (Principal Investigator)
Lex Oversteegen (Co-Principal Investigator)
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Sponsor: University of Alabama at Birmingham
AB 1170
Birmingham, AL 35294-0001 (205)934-5266
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NSF Program(s): TOPOLOGY,
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Program Reference Code(s): 7556, 9150
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Program Element Code(s): 1267, 1281


Workshop on Recent Advances in General Topology, Dimension Theory, Continuum Theory and Dynamical Systems

Nipissing University, North Bay, Ontario will offer a Workshop on Recent Advances in General Topology, Dimension Theory,

Continuum Theory, and Dynamical Systems in order to bring senior and junior researchers and students in these areas together

for a five-day series of talks and seminars. The workshop will be held at Nipissing University campus in North Bay, May 17-22,

2012. It will be jointly supported by the National Science Foundation and the Fields Institute of Canada. The scientific focus

of the workshop will be on recent advances in topology, including dimension theory and continuum theory, and dynamical systems.

Senior researchers will share fundamental research techniques and recent results with attendees, including post-doctoral,

graduate and advanced undergraduate students, and junior researchers who received the PhD within the last 6 years. Among other

topics, recent results on the topology of buried points in Julia sets, the solution of Lelek's problem on the span of continua,

and extending isotopies of plane continua, all of which have application in both topology and dynamical systems, will be


Dynamical systems uses tools from many areas of mathematics, and motivates these same areas by raising questions, both

fundamental and applied. In the workshop, students and junior researchers, whose focus on the way to a PhD has necessarily

often been narrow, will be exposed to research techniques and results that draw from multiple sources. The areas of topology,

dimension theory, and dynamical systems traditionally have experienced overlapping research interests, but it is somewhat

daunting for students to acquire the background needed to work in the overlap. NSF support will enable at least 10 US-based

students and junior researchers to attend the workshop and expand their research horizons. Major speakers with international

reputations are being selected who are active in these research areas. The format of the workshop is designed to maximize the

opportunities for interaction among the participants beyond the lectures. Time is provided in the workshop schedule for both

formal talks and informal interactions among the junior and senior participants, including every afternoon an informal question

and answer session for the students and junior researchers with the day's speakers. The links formed are likely to have

continuing impact on the research direction of both junior and senior participants.

url: http://www.nipissingu.ca/topology


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