NOTE: The conferences are listed in roughly chronological order.
- MSRI, Berkeley: An MSRI program on "New topological structures in physics" in Spring 2006. Organized by R. Cohen. R. Dijkgraaf. P. Horava. A. Klemm, J. Morava, H. Nakajima and Y. Ruan. You can find up-to-date information on this website. The program will be organized around three workshops and a series of special lectures. The three workshops:
- University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia: 21st ANNUAL GEOMETRY FESTIVAL, Friday March 31 - Sunday April 2, 2006. Check the conference website for more details.
- University of British Columbia, Vancouver: Pacific Northwest Geometry Seminar. Saturday and Sunday, April 1 and 2, 2006. Speakers: Alejandro Adem (UBC), Simon Brendle (Stanford), Jim Bryan (UBC), Ben Chow (UC San Diego), Yong-Geun Oh (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Gang Tian (Princeton and MIT). Check the website for more details.
- Indiana University, Bloomington: Bloomington Geometry Workshop, April 7-9, 2006. Speakers include Gregory Margulis (Yale University), Denis Auroux (MIT), Manfred Einsiedler (Ohio State University), Mohammad Ghomi (Georgia Institute of Technology), Nikolai Ivanov (Michigan State Univeristy), Karin Melnick (University of Chicago), Ben Schmidt (University of Michigan), Juan Souto (University of Chicago), Anna Wienhard (Institute of Advanced Study). Check the conference website for more details.
- CUNY, New York: Conference in Honor of Dennis Sullivan, to be held at CUNY Graduate Center on April 29, 2006. Speakers: Kevin Costello, University of Chicago; Veronique Godin, Harvard University; Michael Sullivan, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; John Terilla, Queens College of CUNY; Scott Wilson, University of Minnesota. For more details, check the conference website.
- Columbia University, New York: Conference in Honor of the 60th Birthday of John Morgan: ``Topology, Geometry, and Physics'', Apr 30-May 5, 2006. Organizing Committee: Robert Friedman, David Gabai, Peter Ozsvath, Zoltan Szabo, Andras Stipsicz. See the conference website for more details.
- Cornell University, New York: The 44th annual Cornell Topology Festival, Thursday - Sunday, May 18-21, 2006. Please check the conference website for details.
- Texas A & M University, Texas: The second annual TAGS (Texas Algebraic Geometry Seminar) will be held May 20-21, 2006. Speakers include: A. Givental, University of California, Berkeley; S. Kovacs, University of Washington; S. Kumar, University of North Carolina; J. Little, College of the Holy Cross; L. Matusevich, Texas A&M University; D. Morrison, Duke University; J. Weyman, Northeastern University. For more details go to the conference website .
- Osaka, Japan: International Conference on Toric Topology. Spring 2006. Organized by Megumi Harada, Yael Karshon, Mikiya Masuda, Taras Panov. Check the conference website.
- University of British Columbia, Vancouver: Motives and Periods conference, June 5-12, 2006. The conference is intended to cover recent developments in the study of motives and periods with an emphasis to the connections to physics, arithmetic and algebraic cycles. The conference has an instructional component which consists of a series of survey talks. Organizers: Jim Carrell (UBC), James D. Lewis (University of Alberta), Stefan Muller-Stach (Universitat Mainz), Andreas Rosenschon, (University at Buffalo), Pramath Sastry (University of Toronto). Check the website here.
- CRM, Montreal: Journees Peter Shalen, a conference on 3-dimensional topology and its role in mathematics, on the occasion of Peter Shalen's sixtieth birthday, June 12-15, 2006, at CRM in Montreal, Quebec. Sponsored by Centre de Recherches Mathematiques, Universite de Montreal and the National Science Foundation. For more information, check this website.
- University of Muenster, Germany: International Conference on Global Differential Geometry, August 14-19, 2006. This is the satellite conference of the ICM 2006, Madrid, in the field of global differential geometry. For further information see this website.
- Universidad Carlos III (Campus at Getafe), Madrid, Spain: VII Workshop on Symplectic and Contact Topology, August 16--19, 2006. This is the satellite conference of the ICM 2006, Madrid. Main Speakers include: Denis Auroux (MIT), Paul Biran (Tel-Aviv University), Robert Gompf (University of Texas at Austin),Ko Honda (University of Southern California) ,Ludmil Katzarkov (Miami University),Dusa McDuff (Stony Brook University), Grigory Mikhalkin (University of Toronto),William P. Minnicozzi (Johns Hopkins University) ,Tom Mrowka (MIT), Peter S. Oszvath (Columbia University), Duong H. Phong (Columbia University), Bernd Siebert (Universitat Freiburg). For further information see this website.
Fall 2006 -- Spring 2007:
- University of Malaga, Spain: Groups in Geometry and Topology, GGT Malaga 06, September 4--8, 2006. The First Group Action Forum Conference. The purpose of the conference is to highlight the interactions of group theory with topology and geometry. So it is our aim to bring together leading researchers from these branches of mathematics where transformation groups appear, and so the notion of group and the concept of symmetry play important roles. Being more precise, the topics this event will cover are: groups and homotopy theory, geometric group theory, manifolds and group actions, orbifolds and group actions, and L2 methods/Farrell-Jones Conjecture. Check the website for more detailed information.
- Madrid, Spain: Geometry Conference in honour of Nigel Hitchin, on the occasion of his 60th birthday, September 4--8, 2006. Check the website for details.
- University of Minnesota, Minneapolis: Third Yamabe Memorial Symposium, ``Geometry and Symplectic Topology''. September 15 - 17, 2006. Confirmed speakers: Denis Auroux, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Yasha Eliashberg, Stanford University; Mikio Furuta, University of Tokyo; Helmut Hofer, Courant Institute; Dusa MacDuff, SUNY Stony Brook; Peter Ozsvath, Columbia University; Yongbin Ruan, University of Wisconsin; Ron Fintushel, Michigan State University. Check the conference website for more details.
- University of Connecticut, Storrs: AMS Sectional Meeting, Special Session on ``Combinatorial methods in equivariant topology''. Organizers: Tom Braden, Tara Holm. Check this AMS Sectionals website for more details.
- University of Toronto, Canada: CMS Winter Meeting, December 9-11, 2006. Special Session: Poisson Geometry and Mathematical Physics. Organizer: Eckhard Meinrenken.
- CRM, Montreal: Thematic semester on "Recent Developments in Combinatorics" ("Progres recents en combinatoire") at the Centre de Recherches Mathematiques in Montreal, January - July 2007. There are a series of seminars and workshops, but in particular note that there will be a workshop on "Interactions between algebraic combinatorics and algebraic geometry" (28 May - 1 June, 2007). Organizers: F. Bergeron (UQAM), A. Geramita (Queen's), A. Knutson (UCSD), R. Vakil (Stanford) and S. Faridi (Dalhousie). Check this website for more details.
- University of Regina, Canada: Summer school on "Combinatorial Methods for the Geometry and Topology of Flag Manifolds," Summer 2007. More details forthcoming.
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