Conference on
Algebraic Topology

June 4 - 8, 2001
Gdansk, Poland

Introduction Registration
Plenary speakers Fees
Program Organizers
Location Previous CATs
How to reach the conference site

CAT'01 Memorial Page

Web page of the next conference is here

The conference will be opened by
The Andrzej Jankowski Memorial Lecture
Varieties on the field with one element.
June 4, 2001 at 10:15.
Delivered by
Christophe Soulé
(IHES, Bures-sur-Yvette)

    CAT'01 will be the fifth in a series of quadrennial conferences on algebraic topology held in Poland since 1985. The conference will be devoted to a wide spectrum of research in the areas of homotopy theory, topology of manifolds, geometric group theory, algebraic K-theory, and homotopy theory in algebraic geometry.
    The program of the conference will emphasize connections and applications between various fields, and is intended to promote exchanges of ideas among topologists working in different areas of research.

So far the following mathematicians agreed to give plenary talks:

Matthew Ando (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Elliptic cohomology in the last ten years
Gregory Arone (University of Aberdeen and University of Virginia) Spaces of embeddings and the Fulton-McPherson compactification
Stephen Bigelow (University of Melbourne) Representations of braid groups
David Benson (University of Georgia) Tate cohomology of finite groups, cohomology of differential graded algebras, and obstruction theory
Nicholas Kuhn(University of Virginia) Periodic homology of infinite loop spaces
Markus Linckelmann (Université Denis Diderot - Paris 7) On spaces and spectra associated with blocks of finite groups
Jack Morava(Johns Hopkins University) New analogs of the braid groups
Teimuraz Pirashvili (Georgian Academy of Sciences) On functor homology
Christophe Soulé (IHES, Bures-sur-Yvette) Varieties on the field with one element
Jaroslaw Wlodarczyk (Warsaw University) Algebraic Morse Theory and factorization of birational maps

Schedule of talks.


The conference will take place in hotel "Rzemieslnik". It is a resort nicely located in Gdansk, on the coast of the Baltic Sea. It consists of a hotel part, a conference center and a recreational area. The hotel has more that 120 single and double rooms, each equipped with a bathroom (shower) and a balcony overlooking the sea. The conference center has two spacious lecture rooms equipped with blackboards and overhead projectors. The recreational area is a small park adjacent to a nice sand beach. On Wednesday, June 6 afternoon we plan a bus trip to the famous medieval castle in Malbork (Marienburg). There is a posibility of inviting accompanying persons.

How to reach the conference site

Address of the hotel is:
You may print out the address and have it handy while traveling to the conference.

By plane:
By train: By car: If you feel lost: Maps of the area:

You can see the map of Gdansk starting with the neighborhood of the conference site (you will find the hotel between the sea and Wypoczynkowa Street). On the same screen you can also find the railway station "Gdansk Oliwa". You may also check a zoomable version of this map which downloads to your computer (300kB, but you will need 64MB to browse it).


Prospective participants are asked to register using the link above or by sending a letter to (the conference email is no longer valid) The deadline for registration is April 15, 2001. Please write to one of the organizers if you need further information.


There will be a conference fee of 250 zloty (approximately 50 USD) covering conference abstracts, the conference dinner etc. The price for a single room and board charged by the hotel per day per person will be approximately 50 USD. Accompanying persons, who wish to spend with us a few days at the Baltic Sea, are most welcome. Their accommodation will be at the same price per day. All expenses should be paid upon arrival. The organizers can partially take care of the living expenses of a limited number of participants.

The conference is organized by Warsaw University in collaboration with University of Gdansk.

The organizing commitee consists of:
Stanislaw Betley (Warszawa)
Stefan Jackowski (Warszawa)
Tadeusz Kozniewski (Warszawa)
Adam Przezdziecki (Warszawa)
Andrzej Szczepanski (Gdansk)

Previous quadrennial Conferences on Algebraic Topology:

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