48th Spring Topology and Dynamics Conference

University of Richmond
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA  23173
Thursday, March 13, 2014 – Saturday, March 15, 2014


To contact the conference organizers including the session organizing committees please email topology2014@richmond.edu

Plenary and Semi-Plenary Speakers

Plenary Speakers

Logan Hoehn
Richard Kent
Sonja Stimac
Maryanthe Malliaris
Yusu Wang
Christopher Mouron

Semi-plenary Speakers

Thomas Koberda
Piotr Oprocha
Ross Ptacek
Ariet Ramos-Garcia
Dana Bartosova
Scott Varagona
Jorge Martínez-Montejano
Mark Hagen
Scott Carter
Vin de Silva
Alan Dow
Henk Bruin

Special Sessions

Set Theoretic Topology


  • Andrea Medini
  • Dave Lutzer
  • David Fernandez
  • Frank Tall
  • Gary Gruenhage
  • Ivan Gotchev
  • Jerry Vaughan
  • Catherine Payne
  • Jocelyn Bell
  • David Milovich
  • Natasha Dobrinen
  • Oleg Okunev
  • Peter Nyikos
  • Rodrigo Hernandez
  • Tetsuya Ishiu
  • Vladimir Tkachuk
  • Todd Eisworth
  • William Brian
  • Tim Chase
  • Glenn Hughes
  • Subiman Kundu

Dynamical Systems


  • Elizabeth Russell
  • Elizabeth Fitzgibbon
  • Jane Hawkins
  • Joanna Furno
  • Samuel Roth
  • Dan Cuzzocreo
  • Sasha Blokh
  • Lorelei Koss
  • Jim Yorke
  • Joe Auslander
  • Jason James
  • Brian Raines
  • Jaroslav Smital
  • Marta Stefankova
  • James Maissen
  • Russ Waller
  • Olga Lukina
  • Mike Sullivan
  • Jed Keesling
  • David Stockman
  • Roberto De Leo
  • Anima Nagar
  • Robert Niemeyer
  • Madura Joglekar
  • Lori Alvin
  • Dominik Kwietniak
  • Junyi Tu
  • Lex Oversteegen
  • Lori Alvin
  • Viorel Nitica

Continuum Theory

The Continuum Theory Session is dedicated to Piotr Minc to celebrate his 65th birthday, all his contributions to the field, and his dedication to the Spring Topology and Dynamics Conference and Topology Proceedings.


  • Piotr Minc
  • Alejandro Illanes
  • Sergio Macias
  • Jonathan Meddaugh
  • Frank Sturm
  • Paula Ivon Vidal Escobar
  • David Ryden
  • James Kelly
  • Benjamin Epinoza
  • Patrick Vernon
  • Beverly Brechner
  • Norberto Ordóñez
  • Wayne Lewis
  • Michel Smith
  • Goran Erceg
  • Rodrigo Hernández-Gutiérrez
  • Isabel Puga
  • Sina Greenwood
  • Michael Lockyer
  • Marcus Marsh
  • Jan Boronski
  • Casey Sherman
  • Alvero Reyes
  • Sam Young
  • David Belamy
  • Iztok Banic
  • Jernej Cinc
  • Likin Simon Romero
  • Niko Tratnik
  • Rocío Leonel
  • Tjasa Lunder
  • Włodzimierz J. Charatonik

Geometric Topology


  • Slava Krushkal
  • Kyle Matthews
  • Carl McTague
  • Mark Powell
  • Sanjeevi Krishnan
  • Matt Lynam
  • Adam Wilkerson
  • Amit Patel
  • Radmila Sazdanovic
  • Liz Munch
  • Jennifer Gamble
  • Ellen Gasparovic
  • Kate Turner
  • Jim Fowler
  • Grigori Avramidi
  • Vlasta Matijevic
  • Nikola Koceic Bilan
  • Craig Guilbault
  • Wojciech Dorabiala
  • Hanspeter Fischer
  • Nikolai Brodskiy
  • Leonard Rubin
  • Andrew Cooper
  • Cory Bedwell

Geometric Group Theory


  • Remi Coulon
  • John Meier
  • Justin Tatch Moore
  • Hao Liang
  • Joel Louwsma
  • Pedro Ontaneda
  • Susan Hermiller
  • Aaron Abrams
  • Matthew Stover
  • Aiden Walker
  • Andy Eisenberg
  • Jeff Meyer
  • Sebastian Hensel
  • Chris Hruska
  • Tam Nguyen Phan
  • Denis Osin
  • Adam Piggott
  • Alexandra Pettet
  • Ben McReynolds
  • Matthew Zaremsky
  • Hossein Namazi
  • Johanna Mangahas
  • Yash Lodha
Workshop on Inverse Limits with Set-valued Functions

Sunday March 16, 2014

We are holding an informal day-long workshop on inverse limits with set-valued functions, or generalized inverse limits, the day following the Spring Conference. All interested STDC 2014 attendees are invited. If you would like to attend and have not already done so, please write Judy Kennedy directly at kennedy9905@gmail.com . If you would like to give an informal talk at the workshop, please send your abstract directly to Judy Kennedy at kennedy9905@gmail.com.

We plan a format of short informal talks of 15- or 20-minute length (depending on the number of talks) followed by a 5-minute period for discussion.

We also plan on having (1) a group dinner on Saturday night at a local restaurant, and (2) a group lunch on Sunday in the cafeteria on campus.


January 27:    Travel support
February 12:   Hotel reservations at conference rate
February 28:   Abstract submission
March 3:         Early registration at reduced rates


Please follow this link to the registration site:



As usual Topology Proceedings will be publishing the proceedings of this Spring Topology and Dynamics Conference.

We cordially invite you to submit a paper for this proceedings. All quality papers in topology, dynamics, and geometric group theory are welcome, even if they were not presented at the conference.

Papers may be submitted any time, but those submitted by July 30, 2014 (and of course earlier is always better) will have the best chance of getting in the volume corresponding to this conference. All papers are refereed. You may e-mail your paper to topolog@auburn.edu or to one of the editors. Please see the website http://topology.auburn.edu/tp/ for the editor list and manuscript preparation requirements.

Accepted papers are now e-published on the website of Topology Proceedings as soon as they are in final form. Once they have all the papers for a volume, they will print the volume as usual. The printed version of a paper will be identical to the e-published version.

We also would like to remind you that the first 30 volumes of Topology Proceedings are now electronically available on the website http://topology.auburn.edu/tp/ free to everyone. You can access the later volumes too if your library subscribes to the journal. If your library does not subscribe, we would be very grateful if you would ask them to do so. Subscription details are on the website http://topology.auburn.edu/tp/; any questions should be directed to topolog@auburn.edu.

Lodging and Food


There are no hotels within walking distance from the University of Richmond campus. We have reserved rooms in the following three hotels which are about 3 miles from the campus. Transportation to University of Richmond and back will be provided from the hotels below.

The Westin Richmond

75 rooms available total
6631 West Broad Street, Richmond VA  23230
T  804-282-8444      F 804-282-8445
Reservation Website (for online reservations)

Call-In Reservations should mention "University of Richmond - Department of Mathematics and Computer Science" to be given the discounted group rate

Hampton Inn and Suites Richmond/Glenside

40 rooms available total, $119/night
5406 Glenside Drive
Richmond, VA  23228
T 804-756-1777   
F 804-756-4662

When booking online, select arrival and departure dates, then click "add special rate codes" and in the box labeled "group code", enter TOP.
Continue making the reservation by choosing a room type at the group rate.
**note:  additional discounts like AAA or AARP will not be available with this discount**

Embassy Suites Hotels

40 king rooms available total, $115/night
2925 Emerywood Parkway
Richmond,  VA  23294
T 804-672-8585   
F 804-672-6290
Reservations should be made by calling the hotel directly at 804-672-8585, and referencing the Spring Topology Conference block to get the discounted rate.


Welcome Reception: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 8–10 p.m. in Gottwald Science Center Atrium

Buffet Banquet: Friday, March 14, 2014 in Heilman Dining Center


While the details are still being worked out, we will be providing transportation from the three hotels listed above to the University, as well as potentially an Airport Shuttle on March 12. There may also be other shuttle options provided, although the details of which are not yet available. For the greatest convenience and flexibility, we recommend you consider renting a car during your time here. Additionally, the University of Richmond participates in the ZipCar program, so feel free to explore that option. We will update this page as soon as information becomes available.

Please note:  Transportation to and from the Richmond International Airport costs a minimum of $50 each way for one person. We may be able to offer shuttle service at a lower rate based on interest.


Travel Support

The deadline for applying for travel support has passed.

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New Conference Schedule
See the full conference schedule.

- Participant support provided by NSF grant No. 1360676

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- University of Richmond