TexTAG is the University of Texas
undergraduate topology and geometry
conference. TexTAG 2016 took place February
27–28. This conference is run in
conjunction with the University of
The conference will be comprised of plenary lectures and student talks.
Questions should be directed to "blumberg [at] math.utexas.edu"
The organizing committee is:
· Andrew Blumberg
· Ernie Fontes
· Max Stolarski
Student participants will be lodged at La Quinta Austin Capitol. A convenient bus (#100 Metro Airport) can be taken to and from the airport for $1.75 (bring exact change in cash) and stops 1 block from the hotel. Let your bus driver know you want to get off at 11th street. You may walk or take a city bus (#7) for $1.25 (bring exact change in cash) between the hotel (bus stop at 12th and Trinity) and CLA (bus stop at 23rd and San Jacinto).
We have constructed a map to help you locate the hotel and conference.
· TexTAG 2015
· TexTAG 2014
· TexTAG 2013
TexTAG 2016 will occur on February 27th and 28th,
2016. The conference will run all day on Saturday
the 27th and finish shortly after noon on Sunday the
28th. The conference and all of its talks will
0.112 on Saturday February 27 and
0.102 on Sunday February 28.
Abstracts for student talks are available here.
Saturday February 27:
9 AMCheck in, registration, and breakfast
10 AMPLENARY TALK: Moon Duchin (Tufts University)
11 AMSamarth Tiwari (New York University): "The Cantor Measure on the Unit Interval"
11:40 AMDaniel Fuentes-Keuthan (Florida State University): "Mac Lane's Cubical Construction and Stable Derivators"
12:05 PMZiquan Yang (Duke University): "Sieve Methods for Varieties over Finite Fields"
12:30 PMBrandon Boggess (Georgia Institute of Technology): "Splitting Varieties for Cup Products with Z/3-Coefficients"
12:55 PMLunch break
2 PMThomas Barron (University of Kentucky): "Factorizations are paths in the Cayley graph of a monoid"
2:25 PMColin Aitken (MIT): "Commutative Cochains and Rational Homotopy"
2:50 PMRebekah Aduddell (Texas Lutheran University), Adam Deaton (UT Austin): "Unilateral and Equitransitive Tilings by Equilateral Triangles of n Different Sizes"
3:35 PMAndrew Belt (University of Tennessee): "The Stable Homotopy Groups of Spheres"
4 PMPLENARY TALK: Jeffrey Danciger (UT Austin)
6:00 PMConference Dinner (La Condesa)
Sunday February 28:
9:30 AMPLENARY TALK: Mona Merling (Johns Hopkins University)
10:30 AMKyle Casey (Duke University): "Introduction to Modular Forms and Elliptic Curves"
11:10 AMVadim Semenov (NYU, Courant): "Nets and their application to Tychonoff's Theorem"
11:35 AMDarrick Lee (University of British Columbia): "Order Preserving Free Group Automorphisms"
12 PMHans Riess (Duke University): "Realization Problems in Persistent Homology"
12:25 PMConference concludes
In addition to participant talks, we're excited to have the following invited guest speakers for TexTAG 2016:
· Mona Merling (Johns Hopkins University)
· Jeffrey Danciger (UT Austin)
· Moon Duchin (Tufts University)
Registration is now closed for TexTAG 2016.