12 August 2020

Opening symposium in the new GeoTop Centre


Copenhagen Center for Geometry and Topology will address the array of fundamental and unanswered questions in mathematics that lie at the intersection of geometry and topology. The opening of the centre will be marked by a symposium on 27 August 2020.

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GeoTop is a so-called Center of Excellence, supported by the Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF), which has allocated DKK 60.2 million for the Centre’s work over the next six years - with the possibility of extension.

DNRF’s chair, Professor Jens Kehlet Nørskov, will give an opening address together with Henrik C. Wegener, Rector of the University of Copenhagen, Katrine Krogh Andersen, Dean of the Faculty of Science, and Professor Nathalie Wahl, the director of the GeoTop Centre. Head of Department Michael Sørensen, Department of Mathematical Sciences, will chair the opening session.

The scientific part of the symposium is in the hands of three of the centre's researchers:

  • Professor Tobias Holck Colding (MIT) will talk about “Stable structures”.
  • Postdoc Markus Land (Universities of Regensburg and Copenhagen) talks about “Manifolds, algebraic K-theory, and excision”.
  • Reader Oscar Randal-Williams (University of Cambridge) talks about “Diffeomorphisms of discs” (online lecture).

The symposium will take place at the auditorium “Store UP1” (at the Department of Computer Science) Universitetsparken 1, 2100 Copenhagen. Due to the COVID-19 situation, only 100 participants can participate in the symposium. Early registration is therefore advised.

Read more about the symposium

Registration before 24 August 2020 at 12:00