Ordered groups and topology (12w5009)

Arriving in Banff, Alberta Sunday, February 12 and departing Friday February 17, 2012


(Université du Québec à Montréal)

(University of Caen)

(Virginia Tech)

Akbar Rhemtulla (University of Alberta)

(University of British Columbia)

Adam Sikora (State University of New York (SUNY) - Buffalo)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Ordered groups and topology" workshop from February 12th to February 17th, 2012.

The workshop is intended to explore new connections between algebra and topology (a modern field inspired by geometry). Applications of this interaction include such things as the classification of knots and the possible shapes of our universe, as well as a deeper understanding of algebra and ordered systems.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).