Masterclass and workshop on

Group actions and homotopy theory

Aug 12-16 and Aug 19-23, 2013.

Venue and dates: Centre for Symmetry and Deformation, KU. The activity consists of a Masterclass/PhD-course Aug 12-16 and a workshop Aug 19-23.

Organizers: Alejandro Adem (UBC), Jesper Grodal (UCPH) and Markus Szymik (UCPH).

Confirmed participants: 

  • Alejandro Adem (University of British Columbia)
  • David Barnes (Queen's University Belfast)
  • Alexander Berglund (Stockholm University)
  • Andrew Blumberg (University of Texas, Austin)
  • Anna Marie Bohmann (Northwestern University)
  • Carles Broto (Universitat Autonoma Barcelona)
  • Bill Browder (Princeton University)
  • Bob Bruner (Wayne State University)
  • Ian Hambleton (McMaster University)
  • Mike Hill (University of Virginia)
  • Dmitry Kaledin (Steklov Institute Moscow)
  • Mike Mandell (Indiana University)
  • Bob Oliver (Université Paris 13)
  • Stefan Schwede (Universität Bonn)
  • Neil Strickland (Sheffield University)
  • Joana Ventura (IST, Lisbon)
  • Ergun Yalcin (Bilkent University)
  • ...

A more complete participant list will be available here at a later time. For a list of known long-term center visitors, please consult the guests database.

Masterclass/PhD-course (Aug 12-16)

The masterclass will consist of lectures on topics related to equivariant stable homotopy theory:

Stefan Schwede: Global Stable Homotopy Theory

Mike Hill: Computations in Equivariant Stable Homotopy

These lectures will be supplemented by informal discussions and exercise sessions.

TENTATIVE schedule for the masterclass:

Aug 12-16 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
09:00-10:00 registration
10:15-11:00 Schwede Schwede Schwede Schwede Schwede
11:15-12:00 Schwede 1 Schwede 2 Schwede 3 Schwede 4 Schwede 5
12:00-12:30 disc/ex disc/ex disc/ex disc/ex disc/ex
12:30-13:30 lunch lunch lunch lunch lunch
13:45-14:30 Hill Hill Hill Hill Hill
14:45-15:30 Hill 1 Hill 2 Hill 3 Hill 4 Hill 5
15:30-16:00 coffee/cake coffee/cake coffee/cake coffee/cake coffee/cake
16:00-17:00 disc/ex disc/ex disc/ex disc/ex problem session
18:00-??:?? dinner

Financial support will be handed out during registration no later than 09:30.

All talks will take place in Auditorium 10. Informal discussions and exercise sessions in 04.4.01. Lunch in the Biocenter. Registration, coffee and cake, and dinner in 4th floor common room. 

Please see also our calendar for announcements of individual talks.


  • S. Schwede. Global stable homotopy theory. (link)
  • Scanned notes (handwritten and unedited) taken at lectures will be linked here.

Workshop (Aug 19-23)

The main focus of this workshop will be to understand the interplay between group actions and homotopy theory. Earlier workshops in this series were held in Aug 2007 and  Aug 2011. There will be around two talks per day, supplemented by informal discussions.

TENTATIVE schedule for the workshop:

Aug 19-23 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
10:00-11:00 coffee/fruit coffee/fruit coffee/fruit coffee/fruit coffee/fruit
11:00-11:45 Yalcin Blumberg Hambleton Adem Strickland
12:00-13:00 lunch lunch lunch lunch lunch
13:00-13:30 coffee/fruit coffee/fruit coffee/fruit coffee/fruit coffee/fruit
13:30-14:15 Mandell Bruner Browder Kaledin Reeh/Seeliger
15:00-15:30 coffee/cake coffee/cake coffee/cake coffee/cake coffee/cake


(2011 problems, 2013 update)

All talks will take place in Auditorium 6. Lunch at August Krogh. Coffee and cake in 4th floor common room.

Misc links and other documents:


Registration is now closed.