Philadelphia, PA

Temple University

June 1-2, 2019

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This conference aims to expose graduate students in algebra, geometry, and topology to current research, and provide them with an opportunity to present and discuss their own research. It also intends to provide a forum for graduate students to engage with each other as well as expert faculty members in their areas of research. Most of the talks at the conference will be given by graduate students, with four given by distinguished keynote speakers.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Mathematics at Temple University and by the NSF.

Keynote Speakers

Student Talks

In addition to the keynote speakers above, the weekend will be filled with 30-minute graduate student presentations. These talks may be expository or on original research, and will help graduate students share and learn exciting mathematics in the subjects of algebra, geometry, and topology.

  • schedule of talks
  • titles and abstracts

  • Logistics

    Conference Venue

    All talks will be held in SERC (The Science Education and Research Center), located at 1915 N 12th St. For location and parking information see the campus map.


    We will be providing participant housing at Morgan Hall on campus. Note that there will be limited access to WiFi in the rooms. There is WiFi at local coffee shops etc., and eduroam is available on campus, but no additional WiFi is available at Morgan Hall.

    Getting to Temple by mass transit

    SEPTA is the public transportation authority in Philadelphia. They run all the trains, buses, subways, etc. If you are local and have a SEPTA KEY card, we will reimburse your trips to and from the conference.

    Parking at Temple

    There is a daily rate of $20 per entry in:

    An hourly rate of $4 is charged in: An hourly rate of $6 is charged in the Tuttleman Lot.

    Conference Banquet

    There will be a banquet Saturday night open to all participants.

    Tags: VV-vegan, V-vegetarian, GF-gluten-free, LF-lactose-free, P-pescatarian

    If you plan on attending the banquet, please bring \$10 when you register on Saturday morning. If you wish to bring guests, bring \$20 for each guest. From the conference venue, you can get to the restaurant either by subway (Broad Street Line) or bus (route 23). --> For the subway, get off at Race-Vine. For the bus, get off at Race St.


    A more detailed schedule is available here. Breakfast and lunch on both Saturday and Sunday will be provided.

    Saturday, June 1

    Time Event
    8:50am-9:30am Registration & Breakfast
    9:30am-9:40am Opening Remarks
    9:40am-10:40am Ravi Vakil
    10:40am-11:10am Coffee/Tea Break
    11:10am-1:00pm Graduate student talks (block #1)
    1:00pm-2:20pm Lunch
    2:20pm-4:10pm Graduate student talks (block #2)
    4:10am-4:30am Coffee/Tea Break
    4:30pm-5:30pm Priyam Patel
    7:00pm-9:00pm Conference Banquet

    Sunday, June 2

    Time Event
    8:30am-9:00am Breakfast
    9:00am-10:00am Mona Merling
    10:00am-10:20am Coffee/Tea Break
    10:20am-12:10pm Graduate student talks (block #3)
    12:10am-12:30am Coffee/Tea Break
    12:30pm-1:30pm Dusa McDuff
    1:30pm-2:30pm Lunch


    Note: Registration is now closed. The deadline for funding is Friday, April 12th, 2019. There is no registration fee. Members of gender, racial, and ethnic groups underrepresented in mathematics are encouraged to apply.

    Title/Abstract Submission

    Note: Abstract submission is now closed.



    Websites From Past Years

    The following websites include lists of participants and titles/abstracts of talks:

    Videos from 2018

    Videos from 2017

    Videos from 2016

    Contact Us

    If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact us at: templegscagt[at]temple[dot]edu. You can also contact the individual graduate organizers: