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University of Coimbra, Portugal


The 38th Summer Conference on Topology and its Applications will take place at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, on July 8-12, 2024.

Earlier installments of the SUMTOPO conferences were held at Youngstown, OH (2023), Vienna, Austria (2022), Johannesburg, South Africa (2019), Bowling Green, KY (2018), Dayton, OH (2017), Leicester, UK (2016), Galway, Ireland (2015), New York City, NY (2014), Nipissing, Canada (2013), and Mankato, MN (2012).

The scientific programme will have 7 invited plenary speakers and 6 invited semi-plenary speakers, distributed by six special sessions, and slots for contributed talks:

  • Plenary talks: 1 hour long (including 10 mins for discussion).
  • Semi-plenary talks: 45 mins (including 5 mins for discussion).
  • Contributed talks: 30 mins (including 5 mins for discussion).
Contributions on all aspects of topology, pure and applied, are welcome.

The social programme includes:

  • Welcome Reception: Sunday evening (July 7), 18:00-20:30, in the Cafetaria of the Science Museum (see map with directions to the place here).
  • Excursion: Wednesday afternoon (July 10):
  • Conference Dinner: Thursday evening (July 11), at S. Marcos Palace.

  • Lunches will be served at Centro Cultural D. Dinis - GPS: 40.209794, -8.423595 (close to the Cafetaria of the Science Museum, see map here).

    Group Photo: photo 1, photo 2, photo 3.

    Update: The full programme with abstracts can be downloaded here: booklet.

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    Invited Speakers

    Igor Arrieta (University of Birmingham, UK)
    Quantale-enriched lower separation axioms and the principle of enriched continuous extension

    José Bonet (Polytechnical Univ. Valencia, Spain)
    Ergodic theory for operators and applications to generalized Cesàro operators

    Maria Pires de Carvalho (Univ. Porto, Portugal)
    Shift operators on Banach spaces

    Rafael Dahmen (Karlsruhe Inst. Technology, Germany)
    Isometry groups as topological groups

    Osvaldo Guzman (UNAM, Morelia, Mexico)
    What are construction schemes?

    Dominik Kwietniak (Jagiellonian Univ., Krakow, Poland)
    An anti-classification theorem for the topological conjugacy problem for Cantor minimal systems

    Michael Pinsker (Technische Univ. Wien, Austria)
    Reconstructing the topology of algebraic structures: how and why

    Luca Reggio (Univ. College London, UK)
    Game comonads: logical and homotopical aspects

    Lajos Soukup (Alfréd Rényi Inst. Mathematics, Budapest, Hungary)
    Resolvable and irresolvable spaces

    Walter Tholen (York Univ., Toronto, Canada)
    From distances and operator norms to normed categories

    Yvon Verberne (Univ. Western Ontario, London, Canada)
    Pseudo-Anosov homeomorphisms

    Joanne Walters-Wayland (Chapman Univ., Orange, USA)
    The Appeal of Pointfree Topology (to classical topologists):
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    Dexue Zhang (Sichuan Univ., China)
    Topological structures on real-enriched categories

    Special Sessions

    • Set-theoretic Topology (Organizers: Alan Dow and Klaus Pieter Hart)
    • Topological Methods in Algebra and Analysis (Organizers: Salvador Hernandez and Gabor Lukacs)
    • Topological Dynamics and Continuum Theory (Organizers: Piotr Oprocha and Udayan Darji)
    • Topology and Categories (Organizers: Maria Manuel Clementino and Mark Sioen)
    • Topology in Logic and Computer Science (Organizers: Mai Gehrke and Célia Borlido)
    • Topology and Order (Organizers: Jorge Picado and Themba Dube)

    Scientific Committee

    • Will Brian (USA)
    • Maria Manuel Clementino (Portugal)
    • Alan Dow (USA)
    • Mai Gehrke (France)
    • Salvador Hernandez (Spain)
    • Michael Hrusak (Mexico)
    • Jorge Picado (Portugal)
    • Lynne Yengulalp (USA)

    Organizing Committee

    • Raquel Bernardes (Coimbra)
    • Célia Borlido (Coimbra)
    • Maria Manuel Clementino (Coimbra), co-chair
    • Maria João Ferreira (Coimbra)
    • Gonçalo Gutierres (Coimbra)
    • Dirk Hofmann (Aveiro)
    • Graham Manuell (Coimbra)
    • Jorge Picado (Coimbra), co-chair
    • Sandra Pinto (Coimbra)
    • Lurdes Sousa (Viseu)

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