# 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**
**Western Home Page**