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This page will function as a way for graduate students in the Topology Group to communicate information to other graduate students, who may not already be on the Topology Group email list.

Contact Oliver Dasbach, kasten@math.lsu.edu, if you would like to be added to this list.

The Topology Group currently boasts 7 professors, a post-doc, and about a dozen graduate students. It features:

- a weekly seminar on Mondays 3:40-4:30pm in Lockett Hall,
- a weekly video conference on Knot Homologies (and other topics) Wednesdays 3:30-4:30pm in Lockett Hall,
- three seminar courses a year above Algebraic Topology & the required CORE classes, and
- the Louisiana-Texas Topology Retreat each year, either here at LSU or in Texas.

Upcoming conferences in Topology:

- Interactions Between Hyperbolic Geometry, Quantum Topology and Number Theory,

*June 3rd through June 19th, 2009*at Columbia University, New York,

http://www.math.columbia.edu/~volconf09/ - Knots in Washington XXVII: The 27th Conference on Knot Theory and its Ramifications,

*January 9th through 11th, 2009*at George Washington University, Washington, DC,

http://home.gwu.edu/~przytyck/knots/knotsinwashington27.htm - Joint Mathematics Meetings,

*January 5th through 9th, 2009*in Washington, DC,

http://www.ams.org/amsmtgs/2110_intro.html - See Links to low-dimensional topology: Conference Announcements

Previous conferences in Topology:

- MSRI: Low Dimensional Topology Workshop,

*August 11th through 15th, 2008,*

http://www.msri.org/calendar/workshops/WorkshopInfo/441/show_workshop - Knots in Washington XXVI, April 18-20, 2008

The 26th Conference on Knot Theory and its Ramifications

George Washington University, Washington, DC

http://home.gwu.edu/~przytyck/knots/knotsinwashington26.htm - AMS Sectional Meeting at LSU in March 28th-30th, 2008
- Special Sessions:
- "on Arrangements and Related Topics" (Cohen)
- "on Gauge Theory in Smooth and Symplectic Topology (Baldridge, Owens)
- "on Knot and 3-Manifold Invariants" (Dasbach, Gilmer)
- "on Recent Advances in Knot Theory: Quandle Theory and Categorified Knot Invariants" (Sam Nelson, Pomona College knots@esotericka.org and Alissa S. Crans, Loyola Marymount University)

- Louisiana-Texas Topology Retreat in Texas, February 9th-10th, 2008: http://math.rice.edu/~shelly/lttr08/
- Workshop on Knots and Quantum Computing,

*December 18th through 20th, 2007*at University of Texas in Dallas,

http://www.utdallas.edu/~mkd034000/WorkshopKnotsQuantum.html - A second time around the Volume Conjecture,

*May 30th through June 3rd, 2007*at LSU,

http://www.math.lsu.edu/~kasten/VolumeConference.html - Second Louisiana-Texas-Topology-Retreat,

*February 3rd and 4th, 2007*at LSU,

http://www.math.lsu.edu/~kasten/LTTR.html - Joint Mathematics Meetings,

*January 5th through 8th, 2006*, in New Orleans,

http://www.ams.org/amsmtgs/2098_program.html - Topology of 4-Manifolds: A Conference in Honor of... Ronald Fintushel's 60th Birthday,

*November 10th through 12th, 2006*at Tulane University, New Orleans,

http://www2.selu.edu/Academics/Faculty/tmark/FintushelConf/ - Texas Geometry and Topology Conference,

*October 27th through 29th, 2006*at Rice University, Houston,

http://math.rice.edu/~shelly/tgtc/index.html