Winter 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-seventh Semiannual Wasatch Topology Conference to be held December 13th and 14th in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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


Ian Agol (UC Berkeley)
Bounds on exceptional Dehn filling

Shinpei Baba (UC Davis)
Complex projective structures with  Schottky holonomy

Tom Church (U of Chicago)
Groups of mapping classes that cannot be realized by diffeomorphisms

Matt Clay (U of Oklahoma)
Twisting out fully irreducible automorphisms

Alex Eskin (U of Chicago)
Counting closed geodesics in strata

Ilya Kapovich (U of IL, Urbana-Champaign)
Schottki-type subgroups of Out(F_N)

All talks are in JWB 335


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
Summer 2008