Topology and Analysis have had numerous fruitful points of contact and mutual
application in the past. Nonetheless, we feel that a lot of further insights
can be gained from a closer relationship.
We have 23 lectures in total during the
week and the general topics we had in mind include:
Differential K-theory, elliptic cohomology, surgery
theory, foliations, elliptic operators.
There will be ample time and opportunity for discussions.
Cortona is a beautiful little town in the Tuscan hills; the conference
will be held in "Il Palazzone", a renaissance villa owned by the
Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa
. In the early
summer this is the perfect stimulating environment to concentrate on
mathematics in general and the interaction of analysis and topolgoy in
Arrival day is Sunday, June 5, talks commence Monday, June 6 in the morning. The
conference ends around Friday, June 10, 5 pm; departure day is then Saturday, June
11. There will be no talks Wednesday afternooon.
Richard Melrose (MIT)
, Paolo Piazza (Rome)
Thomas Schick (Göttingen)
Because of limited space, participation is by invitation only.
If you are interested in an invitation, contact one of Paolo Piazza
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expenses, in exceptional cases also for travel expenses). Please indicate whether you
want to apply for support, and to which extent.
list of Participants
The scientific program starts Monday, June 6, 9:30 and ends Friday, June 10,
17:00. To accomodate current developments, decision about the talks will
only be made shortly before and during the conference (Oberwolfach
style). The focus is on interaction and discussions, not all participants
will be able to give a talk. There will be no talks Wednesday afternoon.
Titles, Slides, Notes
Abstracts of talks
||Lunch, then Talks from 14:30-16:30
The conference is supported by
Cortona is a small town in southern Tuscany, going back Etruscan time,
situated on a hill 20km North of Lake Trasimeno. Place of the meeting
is the "Palazzone"
a 16th century castle 2km outside of Cortona in
a typical Tuscan landscape of olive and wine gardens. The Palazzone is
owned by the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
who rents it to the
Instituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica
for several meetings every year.
How to reach Cortona
is located outside the massive ancient town walls of Cortona, and can be reached by a
pleasant walk away from the center of Cortona (about 1,5 Km: you walk from
Piazzale Garibaldi on Via Gino Severini and along the way you will find
several tourist signs for reaching Il Palazzone).
There are two railway stations, Terontola-Cortona (10 km to center) and
Camucia-Cortona (5 km to center), on the track from Florence to Rome (one hour
from Florence, and
two hours from Rome, Siena, or Pisa). Both stations are connected to
Cortona by bus (or you take a taxi). The train schedules can be obtained from
of the Italian Railroad company Trenitalia
, or alternatively at the
German Rail company DB
, which also covers
Bus schedule for Sunday, June 5 from the train stations to the center of
Cortona: from Camucia at 16:02, 17:45 and 20:00, from Terontola at 17:32
(buses for other days).
Taxi service is offered by the following companies:
- Giorgio PESCI ++39 360 957648
- Enzo ADREANI ++39 335 8196313
- Albino CALERI ++39 368 7386544
- Dejan PVRULOVIC ++39 348 4023501
By car: Autostrada del Sole (State Highway A1, red on the map):"Valdichiana"
Exit. Upon exiting the highway, take the Siena-Perugia State Road (green on
the map ) and continue towards Perugia. There are 3 possible turn-offs for
Cortona: Cortona via Manzano, Cortona via Laurentana and Cortona via Strada
Statale 71 (State Road 71). In this latter case, at Camucia there is a
deviation for Cortona and Citt?di Castello (the Umbran-Cortonese Province
The closest airport is Florence, but for intercontinental
Rome. Another option is Pisa. From there, continue by train.
Map of Cortona;
Exendend map of Cortona (including the Palazzone).
Some of the information and design of this web-page is based on the webpage for
Geometric group theory, random
walks and harmonic analysis, Cortona 2004, other information is based on
the webpage for
interplay of Algebra and Geometry, Cortona 2009.