Summer 2008 Wasatch Topology Conference

The Mathematics departments of the University of Utah and Brigham Young University along with the National Science Foundation are sponsoring the Twenty-sixth Semiannual Wasatch Topology Conference to be held August 9 to August 10, 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The conference is being organized by Mladen Bestvina, Ken Bromberg, Greg Conner and Kevin Wortman.


Danny Calegari (CalTech)
Stable commutator length is rational in free groups

Moon Duchin (UC Davis)
Stretchy metrics

Jeremy Kahn (Stony Brook)
Random Ideal Triangulations and the Weil-Petersson Ehrenpreis conjecture for punctured surfaces

Martin Kassabov (Cornell)
A weired finitely presented group

Dongping Zhuang (CalTech)
Irrational Stable Commutator Length in Finitely Presented Groups

If you are interested in attending the conference please contact the organizers at Some funding is available for graduate students and post-docs. Those interested should also contact the organizers at

The conference will be held on the campus of the University of Utah. Participants should contact the Guest House directly to reserve a room:

Past conferences:

Spring 2004
Winter 2004
Spring 2005
Winter 2005
Summer 2006
Summer 2007