Winter 2005 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-second Semiannual Wasatch Topology Conference to be held December 14 to December 16, 2005 in Park City Utah.

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


Daryl Cooper, UCSB
    Covers of 3-manifolds and group determinants

Cameron Gordon, University of Texas
    Toroidal Dehn fillings

Cyril Lecuire, CRM Barcelona
    Sequences of Kleinian groups

Misha Kapovich, UC Davis
    Real projective Gromov-Thurston examples

Steve Kerckhoff, Stanford
    Degenerating geometric structures via projective geometry

Bruce Kleiner, Yale
    Higher dimensional analogs of Gromov hyperbolicity

Ben McReynolds, University of Texas
    Constructing isospectral manifolds

Saul Schleimer, Rutgers, New Brunswick
    A metric survey of curve complexes

Jennifer Schultens, UC Davis
    Destabilizing amalgamated Heegard splittings

Karen Vogtmann, Cornell
    Tethers and homology stability


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 at the Treasure Mountain Inn on Main St. in downtown Park City. Participants should contact the Inn directly to reserve a room:

Thea Leonard

Room rates are:

Studios: $65/night
One bedrooms: $85/night
Two bedrooms: $115/night

Transportation from the Salt Lake Airport to Park City