51st Spring Topology and Dynamical Systems Conference 

Hosted by New Jersey City University 

Jersey City, NJ

March 8-11, 2017


We are pleased to announce that New Jersey City University will be hosting the 51st Spring Topology and Dynamical Systems  Conference  from the morning of Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 to  Saturday, March 11th, 2017.  The conference will be held at the university's harborside campus (School of Business) in Jersey City, which is conveniently located 5 minutes away by foot from the Exchange Place PATH train Station, which connects to the World Trade Center in New York City in 6 minutes.

We gratefully acknowledge support from the National Science Foundation (award DMS- 1724830).

Special Sessions

The conference will feature the following Special Sessions:


 Continuum Theory

Dedicated to Sam B. Nadler, Jr.

Session organizers: Logan Hoehn, Piotr Minc, Murat Tuncali


Dynamical Systems

 Dedicated to Jim Rogers.

Session organizers: Krystyna Kuperberg, John Mayer, Brian Raines


 Set-Theoretic Topology


Session organizers: Michael Hrusak, Francis Jordan, Strashimir Popvassilev, Lynne Yengulalp


 Geometric Topology


Session organizers: Jeffrey Meyer, Barry Minemyer, Kevin Schreve



 Geometric Group Theory

Session organizers: Jason Berhstock, Tullia Dymarz, Xiangdong Xie

Topology and Computer Science

Session organizers: Steve Matthews, Homeira Pajoohesh, Tom Richmond

Local Organizing Committee

Debananda Chakraborty (NJCU),  Francis Jordan (QCC-CUNY), Frédéric Mynard (Chair) (NJCU), Homeira Pajoohesh (MEC-CUNY), Beimnet Teclezghi (NJCU)

Invited Speakers

 Dave ConstantineWesleyan University 
 Pallavi DaniLousiana State University
Alan DowUniversity of North Carolina Charlotte 
 Andrey Gogolev Binghamton University  
Achim JungUniversity of Birmingham (UK)
 Ralph Kopperman City College of New York  
 Jimmie LawsonLouisiana State University 
Benjamin LinowitzOberlin College 
  Kathryn MannUC Berkeley 
Alexei MiasnikovStevens Institute of Technology
  Chris Mouron Rhodes College 
 Lex Oversteegen University of Alabama at Birmingham
 Janusz Prajs Sacramento State University
 Brian Raines        Baylor University 
 Nikita Selinger Stony Brook University
Alessandro SistoETH Zurich (Switzerland) 
 Daniel Soukup University of Vienna (Austria)
  Santi Spadaro University of Catania (Italy)
 James Yorke University of Maryland College Park


Abstract submission is now closed. See the abstract page for details. 

Registration is now closed.

Main Hotels

The main hotels for the conference are the DoubleTree by Hilton  and the Courtyard by Marriott, which are located respectively at 8 minutes  and 14 minutes by foot from the conference site.
Hotels in this attractive location are expensive. Both hotels have agreed to a preferred rate resulting in a  $199/night average for 4 nights, with some rooms available for an extra night (Saturday to Sunday) at an extra $169 at the DoubleTree. The rooms are large and are either double, or single with a folding sofa bed. Hence all rooms can be shared. Please indicate in your registration form if you are willing to share a room, and if you know who you want to share it with.
This rate is available if you book before Wednesday February 8, 2017 for the DoubleTrree and Tuesday, February 14, 2017 for the Courtyard by following the instructions on the Accommodation page
We strongly recommend that you book by the Abstract and Registration deadline of February 1st.

Statement of inclusiveness
The Spring Topology and Dynamical Systems Conference endorses this statement of inclusiveness and is a participating conference:

"We are a group of scholars, researchers, and teachers. We refuse to compromise the ideals of academic freedom and open exchange. We affirm that scientific events have to be open to everybody, regardless of race, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, pregnancy, immigration status, or any other aspect of identity. We believe that such events have to be supportive, inclusive, and safe environments for all participants. We believe that all participants are to be treated with dignity and respect. Discrimination and harassment cannot be tolerated. We are committed to ensuring that the scientific events in which we participate follow these principles, and we request that organizers of scientific events make explicit statements on the event website to that effect."