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Laurentiu Maxim <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 7 May 2008 12:29:52 -0400
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First Conference Announcement:


Where:  MSRI, Berkeley.
When:  September 8 - 12, 2008.

          Stratified spaces occur naturally in high- and low-dimensional topology, 
various fields of pure mathematics, including algebraic geometry and number 
theory, and also in more applied fields, such as the study of configuration 
spaces for robot motion planning. Extensions from manifold theory to stratified 
space theory are rarely straightforward; they tend to involve the discovery and 
study of subtle interactions between local and global behavior. Research in these 
areas also turns out to have a rich interaction with the question being addressed 
by the Analysis of Singular Spaces program running simultaneously at MSRI of 
how to do analysis on spaces that are not locally Euclidean.
	The workshop will be organized into days dedicated to each of the four 
main themes: topology of complex varieties, signature theory on singular 
spaces, L^2 and intersection cohomology, and mixed Hodge theory and 
singularities, and will include introductory talks in each area.

Planned speakers include:

Markus Banagl
Sylvain Cappell
Gilles Carron
Mark Andrea de Cataldo
Xianzhe Dai
Nora Ganther
Ludmil Katzarkov
Sandor Kovacs
Anatoly Libgober
Joerg Schuermann
Julius Shaneson
Schmuel Weinberger

Organizing Committee:  Greg Friedman, Eugénie Hunsicker, Anatoly Libgober, 
and Laurentiu Maxim

Some limited funding is available, and in particular, we expect to offer partial 
support to recent PhDs and graduate students. Those seeking support should 
see the conference webpage listed below; applications for support should be 
received by June 30. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to 

For registration, housing, a more detailed overview of the conference, and more 
information, visit

We gratefully acknowledge the support of MSRI.
Laurentiu-George MAXIM

Assistant Professor
Department of Math & Computer Science
CUNY - Lehman College,
250 Bedford Park Blvd West
Bronx, New York 10468

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