We are pleased to announce that the 32nd Summer Conference on Topology and its Applications will take place June 27 – 30, 2017 at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio, USA. The conference features five sessions, each with a plenary speaker and two semi-plenary speakers. Additional plenary speakers include the recipient of the 2016 Mary Ellen Rudin Young Researchers Award. Attendees are encouraged to submit abstracts for 20 minute presentations. We are pleased to announce that we have received funding from the NSF, so we can offer financial assistance to students, early career mathematicians, and those without institutional support. For details on these and other items see the links to the left.

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  • Topology + Algebra and Analysis
    Co-Chairs: Salvador Hernandez, Gabor Lukacs, and Frederic Mynard
  • Topology + Asymmetric Structures
    Co-chairs: Michael Bukatin, Ralph Kopperman and Olivier Olela Otafudu
  • Topology + Dynamics and Continuum Theory
    Co-Chairs: Lori Alvin and Jonathan Meddaugh
  • Topology + Foundations
    Co-Chairs: Alan Dow and John (Ted) Porter
  • Topology + Geometry
    Co-Chairs: Pallavi Dani and Max Forester


  • Ian Biringer, Boston College
  • Jan Boronski, AGH Krakow & IT4Innovations Ostrava
  • Isabel Garrido, Universidad Complutense Madrid
  • Helge Glockner, Paderborn University
  • Eriko Hironaka, Florida State
  • Karl H. Hofmann, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt and Tulane University, New Orleans
  • Jen Hom, Georgia Tech
  • Jean Lafont, The Ohio State University
  • Olga Lukina, University of Illinois, Chicago
  • Kathryn Mann, University of California, Berkeley (2016 Mary Ellen Rudin Award winner)
  • Paul McKenney, Miami University 
  • Michael Mislove, Tulane University
  • Janusz Prajs, California State University, Sacramento
  • Tom Richmond, Western Kentucky University
  • Reynaldo Rojas-Hernandez, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Walter Tholen, York University
  • Vladimir Tkachuk, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana
  • Ted Porter (Murray State University): Monotone Covering Properties*
  • Dikran Dikranjan (Udine University): Entropy in Topological Groups

* We are sorry to announce that, due to health concerns, Gary Gruenhage is unable to commit to giving the workshop at the conference. We are very pleased that Ted Porter has agreed to take his place and give a workshop on the same topic.

There will be 20 minute contributed talks. Submit an abstract for a contributed talk >


University of Dayton Organizing Committee:
  • Jon Brown
  • Joe Mashburn
  • Vicki Withrow
  • Lynne Yengulalp
Scientific Committee:
  • Natalie Frank, Vassar College
  • Gary Gruenhage, Auburn University
  • Ralph Kopperman, The City College of New York
  • Krystyna Kuperberg, Auburn University
  • Vladimir Tkachuk, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana

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The National Science Foundation

This conference is made possible partly through NSF funding.

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Department of Mathematics

Science Center 313 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2316