Chromatic Homotopy Theory

Journey to the Frontier

May 16 to May 20, 2018 at CU Boulder


This five day event centered around the topic of Chromatic Homotopy Theory will consist of a graduate student workshop on May 16-17 and research talks by prominent researchers in the field on May 18-20.

The first day of the graduate student workshop, May 16, is by invitation only. The events of May 17-20 are open to all.

Participants who are not part of the graduate student workshop are welcomed to arrive on May 17 and take part in the second day of the workshop.


This event is partially funded by:

  • National Science Foundation under grant no. DMS 1758849
  • Research & Innovation Office at CU Boulder

If you are offered support, you must follow the Reimbursement Directives in order to be reimbursed.


Some talks are available to stream online at this link.

Graduate Workshop

Some exercises

Notes from Part I

Talk 1: Complex Oriented Theories

Talk 2: The Landweber exact functor theorem

Talk 3: Bousfield Localization

Talk 4 : Morava E-theory, Morava K-theory and the stabilizer group

Talk 5: K(1) Local Computations

Part I (May 16)

Agnès Beaudry, University of Colorado Boulder

Mike Hill, University of California Los Angeles

Dylan Wilson, University of Chicago

Part II (May 17)

Mark Behrens, University of Notre Dame

Paul Goerss, Northwestern University

Doug Ravenel, University of Rochester

Vesna Stojanoska, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Conference (May 18-20)

Tobias Barthel, University of Copenhagen

Eva Belmont, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Prasit Bhattacharya, University of Virginia

Irina Bobkova, Institute for Advanced Studies

Jeremy Hahn, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Tyler Lawson, University of Minnesota

Tomer Schlank, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Nat Stapleton, University of Kentucky

Takeshi Torii, Okayama University

Zhouli Xu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


All talks are in the MATH 100, on the first floor of the Mathematics Building at located at the intersection of Folsom Ave and Colorado Ave.

Graduate Workshop Schedule May 16-17

Conference Schedule May 18-20

The conference will end at 12:30 pm on Sunday, May 20.


Register for the conference HERE.

The deadline to apply for funding and/or the graduate workshop has passed.

Getting to Boulder

If you are traveling by air, we recommend flying to Denver International Airport (DIA). There is a very affordable RTD bus see the schedule here. To get from the airport to Boulder, take the RTD ROUTE AB/AB1: BOULDER / DENVER AIRPORT, which is a bus line. If you are staying a the Millennium Harvest Hotel, take it all the way to the Downtown Boulder Station (last stop). This is 1.2 miles from your hotel.

You can pay cash with exact change on the bus. There may also be a ticket vending machine at the station. Make sure to take the BUS, the University of Colorado A line train goes to Denver, not Boulder.

There are also various shuttle services between DIA and Boulder, for example Greenride.


Participants to the conference may obtain a room at a discounted rate of $139.00 per night, plus tax, valid from May 15 to May 20 at the

Millennium Harvest House Boulder

Guests should reference 1805MATHCU or use this link when booking their rooms for the rate.

If you want to make a reservation that does not fall within these dates, or for additional assistance, please call (303) 998-3832 during normal business hours. Due to graduation, the hotel may be unable to accommodate guests checking in on Saturday the 12th.

A few other hotels near campus are listed below

Boulder University Inn

Boulder Inn

Basecamp Hotel

Other excellent options can be found on Airbnb .

Participants with need of Child Care

If you plan to attend with your family and need help finding adequate resources and accommodations, please contact .


Absmeier, Dominik, Ruhr-University-Bochum

Adamyk, Katharine, University of Colorado

Aitken, Colin, University of Chicago

Balderrama, William, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Barthel, Tobias, University of Copenhagen

Bavisetty, Venkata Sai Narayana, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Bayindir, Haldun Ozgur, University of Illinois at Chicago

Beaudry, Agnes, CU Boulder

Behrens, Mark, University of Notre Dame

Belmont, Eva, MIT

Ben Moshe, Shay, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Berwick-Evans, Daniel, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Bhattacharya, Prasit, University of Virginia

Blakestad, Clifford, University of Colorado Boulder

Bobkova, Irina, IAS

Bonventre, Peter, University of Kentucky

Bozlee, Sebastian, CU Boulder

Burghardt, Viktor, Northwestern University

Cameron, James, University of Washington

Carrick, Christian, UCLA

Casalaina-Martin, Yano, CU Boulder

Chatham, Hood, MIT

Craig, Suzanne, CU Boulder

Credeur, Thomas, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Devalapurkar, Sanath, MIT

Frederick, Alex, UCLA

Fung, Jun Hou, Harvard University

Goerss, Paul, Northwestern University

Gorski, Christian, Northwestern University

Gregoric, Rok, University of Texas at Austin

Guillou, Bert, University of Kentucky

Guo, Meng, Harvard University

Hafer, Jack, University of Illinois at Chicago

Hahn, Jeremy, Harvard

Hazel, Christy, University of Oregon

Herr, Leo, CU Boulder

Hill, Mike, UCLA

Hogle, Eric, University of Oregon

Kjaer, Jens Jakob, University of Notre Dame

Klang, Inbar, Stanford University

Kondyrev, Grigory, Northwestern University

Kong, Hana Jia, University of Chicago

Konter, Johan, Northwestern

Lawson, Tyler, University of Minnesota

Lesh, Kathryn, Union College

Lessard, Paul, CU Boulder

Li, Guchuan, Northwestern University

Li, Ang, University of Kentucky

Lin, Weinan, University of Chicago

Lorman, Vitaly, University of Rochester

Lu, Yunze, University of Michigan

May, Clover, University of Oregon

McTague, Carl, University of Rochester

Mehrle, David, Cornell

Merling, Mona, Johns Hopkins

Ng, Cherry, CU Boulder

Ohara, Mariko, Shinshu University

Opie, Morgan, Harvard University

Ormsby, Kyle, Reed College

Ornstein, Joel, CU Boulder

Petersen, Sarah, University of Notre Dame

Pflaum, Markus, CU Boulder

Piotr, Pstragowski, Northwestern University

Quigley, J.D., University of Notre Dame

Rau-Murthy, Hari, Notre Dame

Ravenel, Doug, University of Rochester

Ray, Catherine, Northwestern University

Riddle, Andy, University of Colorado - Boulder

Sanderson, Nikki, University of Colorado - Boulder

Sankar, Krishanu, University of British Columbia

Schlank, Tomer, The Hebrew Univeristy In Jeruasalem

Schreiner, Bridget, University of Notre Dame

Senger, Andrew, MIT

Shi, XiaoLin Danny, Harvard

Shin, Brian, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Smith, Marshall, University of Minnesota

Stapleton, Nathaniel, University of Kentucky

Stojanoska, Vesna, UIUC

Sulyma, Yuri, UT Austin

Sutton, Taylor, University of Notre Dame

Tatum, Elizabeth, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Torii, Takeshi, Okayama University

VanKoughnett, Paul, Northwestern University

Wilson, Dylan, University of Chicago

Wong, Richard, University of Texas at Austin

Xu, Zhouli, MIT

Yarosh, Aliaksandra, Penn State university

Zeng, Mingcong, University of Rochetser

Zhang, Ningchuan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Zou, Foling, University of Chicago


There will be a reception Friday May 18 at 6:30 pm.

The reception will be at the Rayback Collective, catered by Wheel and Whisk

We will collect a money for the catering ($30 per person). Payment will be collected at registration. If did not sign-up but wish to participate, please talk to us at registration. If you have any other questions/concerns, don't hesitate to contact one of the organizers.


Caprese Skewers (Vegetarian, Gluten-free)

BBQ Seitan Skewers (Vegan)

Beef Skewers (Gluten-free)

Pad Thai (Vegan, Gluten-free)

Chicken Mole (Gluten-free)

Polenta (Vegetarian)

Roasted Potatoes (Vegan, Gluten-free)

Brussel sprouts (Vegan, Gluten-free)

Squash, Zucchini, red onion (Vegan, Gluten-free)