Lloyd Roeling Topology Conference

at.algebraic-topology gt.geometric-topology kt.k-theory-and-homology
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University of Louisiana at Lafayette 
Lafayette, Louisiana 
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Scott Bailey, Daniel Davis, Robin Koytcheff, Peter Oman 


Lloyd Roeling Topology Conference
November 10-12, 2017
University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL)

The annual University of Louisiana at Lafayette Lloyd Roeling Conference, whose focus this year is topology (including both geometric topology and homotopy theory), will have the following invited speakers*:

Ettore Aldrovandi (Florida State)
Shaun Ault (Valdosta State)
Scott Bailey (Clayton State)
Jeremy Brazas (West Chester University)
Saul Glasman (Minnesota)
Shelly Harvey (Rice) - to be confirmed
Jennifer Hom (Georgia Tech)
Rafal Komendarczyk (Tulane)
Samuel Lisi (Mississippi)
Duane Randall (Loyola University New Orleans)
Mentor Stafa (Tulane)
Nathaniel Stapleton (Kentucky/Regensburg)
David Shea Vela-Vick (LSU)
* there will be a slight-but-negligible variance in talk lengths

Also, the departmental Colloquium on Nov. 9th will be given by

Saul Glasman (Minnesota).

Additionally, the conference will have 7 student talks that are 15- or 20-minutes long for advanced undergraduates and Master's-level students advancing to a Ph.D. to be done not at their current institution. There will be 3 prizes of $125, $100, and $75 for these talks. Further planning for them is underway, with priority given to students at speakers' institutions.

The conference will start on Friday (the 10th) around 1 p.m. and end on Sunday around noon/12:15 p.m.

Information about the conference, as it becomes available, will be posted at


Some more information about the conference and UL follows.

In the Carnegie classification, UL is designated as having "Higher Research Activity" and, in the NSF's 2015 HERD rankings for the mathematical sciences, UL's math department was 80th.

The conference budget is modest: our annual tradition since 1970 is that, while there isn't funding for the travel and lodging expenses of speakers and participants, there will be nice (perhaps "classical and contemporary") Cajun-style dinners on Friday and Saturday nights (respectively) provided for by the Lloyd Roeling Conference Fund and the Math Dept.

Best regards,
Daniel, on behalf of the Organizing Committee:
Scott Bailey (Clayton State), Daniel Davis (UL),
Robin Koytcheff (UL), and Peter Oman (Southeast Missouri State)


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