Math Research Institute Programs, 1998-1999


Columbus, Ohio

December 5-6, 1998

Saturday December 5, Room EA160

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. COFFEE IN MW 724
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Pierre Milman (Toronto)
Tame Subanalytic Sets
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mark Feighn (Rutgers)
Mapping Tori of Free Group Automorphisms are Coherent
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Benson Farb (Chicago)
The Asymptotic Geometry of Groups
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. COFFEE IN MW 724
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Kate Okikiolu (San Diego)
Critical Metrics for the Determinant of the Laplacian
6:30 p.m. Banquet - China Dynasty
7:30 p.m. Party - at Peter March's, 1764 Andover Road (between King Ave. & Tremont Rd.)

Sunday December 6, Room EA160

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Helmut Hofer (Courant)
Holomorphic Curves and Contact Geometry
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sylvain Cappell (Courant)
The Action of the Torelli Group on Moduli 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.


  1. Holiday Inn On the Lane, 328 W Lane Av, 614-294-4848; for reservations mention OSU Geometry -Topology Conf. price about $79 per room
  2. OSU Inn -North, 3246 Olentangy River Rd. 614-267-4646; for reservation call 1-800-621-1429 for OSU geometry topology Conference ,up to nov 20. refer to confirmation confirmation AMI 041204 price about $49 per room
  3. OSU Inn -South, 1445 Olentangy River Rd. 614-291-2983 for reservation call 1-800-621-1429 refer to confirmation AMI 241204 price about $49 per room

We are able to provide support towards accomodation and meals for a limited number of graduate students.

For further information please contact:

Dan Burghelea (
Zbigniew Fiedorowicz (
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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