17th "Summer" Topology Conference
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
Auckland, New Zealand
1-4 July, 2002
This page has been updated to contain information relevant to
participants getting ready to come to Auckland. Click here for the old homepage.
All the conference activities will take place in the
Mathematics/Physics building of Auckland University's City Campus.
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.
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.
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
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
Accommodation and Registration Enquiries
For all enquiries regarding accommodation and registration please contact
Centre for Continuing Education
The University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019, Auckland
Phone: +64 9 3737599 ext 7619
Fax: +64 9 3737419
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.