Toulouse Mathematics Institute, 24th-28th of June 2013

On the occasion of Michel Boileau's 60th birthday, the Toulouse Mathematics Institute is organising an international meeting, Low-dimensional Topology and Geometry in Toulouse, that will take place in Toulouse from the 24th to the 28th of June 2013. The central theme will be low-dimensional topology (especially dimension 3), but the meeting will cover a wide range of topics:

Over the last few years, spectacular progress has been made in geometry and topology (the Poincaré conjecture, Thurston's geometrisation conjecture, the classification of hyperbolic manifolds, Marden's conjecture, infinite virtual Betti numbers, the P property for knots, the virtual fibration conjecture, Heegaard-Floer homology, quantum invariants, curve complexes…).

The conference will form part of the scientific activites of the thematic month Topology, Symplectic and Contact Geometry in Toulouse, organised by the International Center of Mathematics and Computer Science in Toulouse (CIMI). The meeting will also receive financial support from the Toulouse Mathematics Institute, the CNRS, Paul Sabatier University, the GDR "Tresses", the GEAR Network, the Région Midi-Pyrénées, and the three ANR projects Extension of Teichmueller-Thurston theories, Contact topology in higher dimensions and Geometry of subgroups.

The meeting will start at 9am on Monday the 24th of June and end at 12:45pm on Friday the 28th of June. The reception of the participants and distribution of the conference kits will take place from 8:30am to 9am on the second floor (third US floor) of the building "U4".