17th "Summer" Topology Conference

Auckland, New Zealand
1-4 July, 2002

Welcome to the homepage for the 17th "Summer" Topology Conference, to be held in Auckland, New Zealand 1-4 July 2002. This will be the next in the Summer Topology Conference Series.

This page has been updated to contain information relevant to participants getting ready to come to Auckland. Click here for the old homepage.

Travel Directions

All the conference activities will take place in the Mathematics/Physics building of Auckland University's City Campus. Click here for a map showing the location of the Maths/Physics building. If you do not see a red dot in that map, then please note that the Maths/Physics building is on Princes Street (in the center square of the map) close to the junction with Wellesley Street.

Click here for directions for getting from the accommodation to the Maths Department.

Our home during the conference will be the foyer on the first floor (note that this is not the same as the ground floor). Another conference will be based in the ground floor foyer, so please look out for the signs.

Welcome Reception Sunday 30 June

There will be a reception on Sunday 30 June from 4:30pm until 7:00pm, in the Maths/Physics building. A light buffet will be served. The reception is currently planned to be held in the ground floor foyer: however, this may be changed to the first floor foyer.


Participants may register at the Welcome Reception on Sunday 30 June, or from 8:00am on Monday morning.

Timetable of talks

Click here for a timetable of talks.

Click here for a list of abstracts.

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner will take place on Wednesday 3 July from 7pm (following the tours). Although this is still to be confirmed, we plan to hold the dinner at a restaurant on the North Shore. We expect most participants to get there by ferry (which will be included in the cost), but there will be some spaces available in cars for anyone who prefers not to travel by ferry. Please contact Ivan Reilly if you want to be driven over.

Commemorative T-Shirts

We intend to get commemorative T-Shirts printed, featuring the conference logo shown at the top of this page. These will be modelled for you at the reception, where we will take orders for shirts which will be available for collection before the end of the conference.

Further details including the price will appear here in the next few days.

Symposium to celebrate the 60th birthdays of Ivan Reilly and David Gauld, 5 July

On 5 July the Maths Department will be holding a one-day symposium to celebrate the 60th birthdays of Ivan Reilly and David Gauld. There will be several lectures in the morning, an extended lunch with opportunities to speak informally about the two dedicatees, their work and their contributions to the department, and more lectures in the afternoon. Conference participants are most welcome to take part in this event. If you wish to attend the lunch, please contact Allison Heard (heard@math.auckland.ac.nz).

Accommodation and Registration Enquiries

For all enquiries regarding accommodation and registration please contact
Nikita Ranchhod
Centre for Continuing Education
The University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019, Auckland
New Zealand
Phone: +64 9 3737599 ext 7619
Fax: +64 9 3737419
Email: mt.millet@auckland.ac.nz

General comments

Note that the conference is to be held in the Southern Hemisphere where it is winter in July. This means that such winter activities as skiing are at the top of the list of activities. A recent survey of Ski Resorts of the world put New Zealand Ski resorts at the second least expensive. There are other tourist activities available too: a geothermal area with geysers, amazing terraces and boiling mud pools; a volcanic island on the edge of the city; a bird sanctuary island; spectacular beaches; rainforest.

On a typical winter's day in Auckland the temperature should reach up to 13 or 14° C, between 55 and 60° F, while at night it may drop to 7 or 8° C, the mid 40's F. Some rain is possible: however, it has not snowed in Auckland since 1976.

For further information on New Zealand, visit http://www.purenz.com.

David McIntyre