Homotopical Methods in Fixed Point Theory

Summer School - July 27 to 31, 2020

Northwestern University

Description

The goal of this summer school is to introduce participants to tools and ideas from algebraic topology and homotopy theory that are used in the study of fixed point theory. The workshop will be centered around mini-courses, both on classical fixed-point theory and on modern techniques such as duality theory, spectra, and trace methods in algebraic K-theory.

The intended audience for this summer school should be familiar with the material in Hatcher (except the appendices). This reflects our goal that the school be accessible to second and third year students with an interest in algebraic topology from any PhD granting institution. The school will be structured around a few mini-courses, which will run in an active-learning style.

Scientific Leaders

Jonathan Campbell, Vanderbilt University

Inbar Klang, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Kate Ponto, University of Kentucky

Cary Malkiewich, Binghamton University

John Lind, California State Chico

Sarah Yeakel, University of Maryland

Inna Zakharevich, Cornell University

Organizers

Agnès Beaudry, Paul Goerss, Kate Ponto, Dylan Wilson