Winter 2011 Wasatch Topology Conference

The Mathematics departments of the University of Utah and Brigham Young University along with the National Science Foundation are sponsoring the 30th Semiannual Wasatch Topology Conference to be held December 15th and 16th, 2011 in Kimball Junction, Utah.

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


Will Cavendish, Princeton
    Finite-sheeted covers of 3-manifolds and the Cohomology of Solenoids

Jeff Danciger, U of Texas
    A geometric transition from hyperbolic to AdS geometry

David Dumas, UIC
    Real and complex boundaries in the character variety

Tullia Dymarz, U of Wisconsin
    Rigidity and enveloping discrete groups by locally compact groups

Ilya Kapovich, UIUC
    On spectrally rigid subsets of free groups

Robert Young, U of Toronto
    Higher-order filling functions in solvable 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 at the Newpark Resort in Kimball Junction. Participants should contact the organizers to reserve a room.

Room rates are:

Deluxe room: $89/night
Luxury suite: $119/night

Past Conferences:

Summer 2011
Winter 2010
Winter 2005
Spring 2005
Winter 2004
Spring 2004