Columbus, Ohio

December 6-7, 1997

Saturday December 6, Room EA160

9:30-10:00 COFFEE IN MW 724
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Janos Kollar (University of Utah)
Real Algebraic Varieties
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Noel Brady (Cornell Univ.)
Combing Kernels of Right-angled Artin Groups
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Mikhail Kapranov (Northwestern Univ.)
Rozansky-Witten invariant
3:00-3:30 p.m. COFFEE IN MW 724
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Thang Le (SUNY, Buffalo)
Relation Between Finite Type and Quantum Invariants of 3-Manifolds
6:00 p.m. Chinese banquet at the Spring of China restaurant
8:30 p.m. Party - to be announced

Sunday December 7, Room EA160

9:00-10:00 a.m. Harold G. Donnelly (Purdue University)
Dirichlet Problem for Harmonic Maps
10:30-11:30 a.m. Bruce Kleiner (Univ. Pennsylvania)
Ideal Boundary of Hadamard Spaces

General Information

The conference will be held on the campus of the Ohio State University in the Math Annex (EA) next to the Mathematics Tower (MW). See maps below:


You can park in the OSU stadium lot (at Cannon Dr. and Woody Hayes Dr.) for free during the weekend . Parking closer may result in a ticket.

From the stadium walk east past the bookstore and cross Neil Ave to 18th Ave, MW and EA will be on your right.


A block of rooms has been reserved until Nov 21, for Dec 5 and 6 under "Topology Conference" at:
OSU Cross Country Inn South, 614-766-0037, 1445 Olentangy River Road (At King Ave.).

Directions to Hotel:Take Kinnear-King exit off State Route 315 and follow directions to Olentangy River Road. (Note that Route 315 is closed south of campus.)

Or take I-71 to the Fifth Ave. exit and go west about 2 miles to Olentangy River Road. Turn right on Olentangy, the C.C.I. is at the intersection of Olentangy and King Avenue. The motel is about 1.5 miles southwest of the Mathematics Tower (MW).

If you prefer, you can arrange for accomodations at Holiday Inn, 328 W Lane Av (Lane exit East off of SR315), 614-294-4848, close walking distance to the Math. Tower (but more expensive).

Another cheaper alternative is The Red Roof Inn, Ackerman Rd. (take Ackerman exit East off of State Route 315 ) 614-267-9941, 614-777-1070 about 2 miles northeast of the Math. Tower

You may also take a look at the following more or less complete list of hotels and motels in the general campus area.

For further information please contact:

Dan Burghelea (burghele@math.ohio-state.edu)
Department of Mathematics
Ohio State University
231 West 18th Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43210-1174
614-292-4975 (department phone)
614-292-1479 (department FAX)

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