Topology at the University of Western Ontario

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Western Ontario has a large group of faculty and post-docs interested in various aspects of algebraic topology and homotopy theory. This page is intended to be a very brief and rough summary of who is here and what they do.

For more information, see the department's research profile and our list of faculty. Please feel free to contact any of us at any time.

Potential graduate students should look at the graduate section of our web site. We have regular graduate courses in algebraic topology and homotopy theory, and frequently have topics courses in subjects such as K-theory, knot theory, non-commutative geometry, etc.

We will be continuing to hire postdocs in homotopy theory. I encourage eligible people to apply for an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, an NSERC Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship (domestic and international applicants eligible), an NSF PDF (e.g. a Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships or a Distinguished International Postdoctoral Research Fellowship), or similar to be held at Western.

We ran a Fields Insitute program in homotopy theory at Western during September, 2003. We regularly host the Ontario Topology Seminar. We also jointly ran the Stanford-Western conference on Algebraic Topological Methods in Computer Science at Stanford, and a similar conference was held at Western in the summer of 2004. We also ran a Thematic Program on Geometric Applications of Homotopy Theory, January-June, 2007.

We have many seminars and colloquia. The algebra seminar includes a lot of topology, and we also have a geometry and topology seminar.

Faculty interested in homotopy theory

See this page for a full list faculty, with links to homepages. In addition to the faculty below, there are others with interests in homotopy theory.

Dan Christensen: Stable homotopy theory, derived categories, model categories, mathematical physics, computation

Graham Denham: Hyperplane arrangements, algebraic and geometric combinatorics

Matthias Franz: Toric geometry and topology, computational algebra

Rick Jardine: Simplicial sheaves and presheaves, etale cohomology and K-theory, cohomology of algebraic groups, motivic homotopy theory

Masoud Khalkhali: Algebraic topology, invariant theory, non-commutative geometry

Ján Minác: Bloch-Kato conjecture, quadratic forms, Galois groups and cohomology, Grothendieck's anabelian geometry, zeta functions, analytic pro-p-groups, algebraic K-theory, cohomology of finite p-groups

Martin Pinsonnault: Symplectic geometry and topology, geometric topology

Postdocs interested in homotopy theory

See this page for a full list of current postdocs.

Dan Christensen's Home Page
Western Mathematics Home Page
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