TexTAG is the University of Texas undergraduate topology and geometry conference. TexTAG 2015 will take place February 20-22. This conference is run in conjunction with the University of Texas RTG research group.
The conference will be comprised of plenary lectures and student talks. All events will take place in RLM.
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 RLM (bus stop at Dean Keeton and San Jacinto).
Questions should be directed to "blumberg [at] math.utexas.edu"
The organizing committee is:
· Andrew Blumberg
· Michael Lock
· Ernie Fontes
· Michelle Chu
· TexTAG 2013
· TexTAG 2014
TexTAG 2015 will run from 5:30pm on Friday February 20 to 12 noon on Sunday February 22 in RLM 4.102 (unless otherwise specified).
Friday February 20:
4:00 PMRegistration, check-in and mingle
5:30 PMOpening reception dinner in RLM 12.104
7:30 PM PLENARY TALK, Neil Fullarton
Saturday February 21:
9:30 AMGrowth rates of groups and the first Grigorchuk Group, Bruce Zheng
10:30 AMClassifying automorphisms of free groups, Daniel Fuentes-Keuthan
11:30 AMComplex Mappings and a Refinement of the Valence of Harmonic Polynomials , Hunter Jackson
12:00 PMBreak for Lunch
2:00 PMPLENARY TALK, Emily Riehl
3:30 PMSimplified Pseudo-Kauffman Polynomial: An Invariant for Pure Pseudoknots, Sarah Renfro
4:30 PMColoring Graphs, G^(3/N), with Fractional Powers, Emileigh Willems
6:30 PMDinner at Clay Pit
Sunday February 22:
9:30 AMPlanes and Spheres: What's the difference?, Gregory Lyons
10:15 AMIntroduction to p-adic analysis, Yi Gu
11:00 AMPLENARY TALK, Mike Hill
Register by Friday, January 30th to be eligible for travel and lodging support.