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5th Bavarian Geometry & Topology Meeting

Date and Location

The Meeting will take place on July 04-05, 2019 at the University of Regensburg.


Guest Speaker

  • Jesper Grodal (Copenhagen) will give a series of 2 lectures about Picard groups and homotopy decompositions in algebra and topology.

Main Speakers

  • Stefan Friedl (Regensburg): Knot concordance and comics
  • Nadine Große (Freiburg): On the space of metrics with invertible Dirac operator
  • Bernhard Hanke (Augsburg): Local flexibility: Homotopy cut-off and a general approximation theorem
  • John Lind (CSU Chico): K-theory of endomorphisms, TR, and the characteristic polynomial
  • George Raptis (Regensburg): Bivariant theories, cobordism categories, and index theorems for manifold bundles
  • Thomas Vogel (LMU München): Overtwisted Engel structures

Short Presentations

  • Moritz Meisel (Augsburg): From Formal to Actual Fibrations


  • All lectures will take place in the SFB Seminar Room M311. (This is on the third floor of the Mathematics Building.)
Thursday 04 July Friday 05 July
10:00 - 11:00 Coffee & Registration 10:00 -11:00 Bernhard Hanke
11:15 - 12:15 George Raptis 11:15 - 12:15 Jesper Grodal II
12:15 - 13:45 Lunch 12:15 - 14:00 Lunch
13:45 - 14:45 Nadine Große 14:00 - 15:00 Thomas Vogel
14:50 - 15:20 Moritz Meisel 15:00 - 16:00 Coffee & Discussion
15:20 - 16:00 Coffee 16:00 - 17:00 Stefan Friedl
16:00 - 17:00 Jesper Grodal I 17:00 End of Meeting
17:00 - 18:00 John Lind
19:00 - Dinner at Spitalgarten

Registration & Financial Support

While there is no formal registration for the Meeting, we would be grateful if those wishing to attend inform the organisers in advance.

Limited financial support to cover accommodation and travel expenses is available through the GK 1692 "Curvature, Cycles, and Cohomology". Please contact the organisers if you wish to be considered for financial support.

Practical Information

  • PUBLIC TRANSIT: Local bus system. There are many useful buses typically, but Bus 6 will suffice for getting to and from the city center and the university (the nearest stop is the Universität).
  • TRAVEL: One can reach the university by following the instructions here.
  • INTERNET: Access to eduroam is available throughout the university. Bavaria also offers free wifi through BayernWLAN.


  • Markus Land (Regensburg)
  • Lukas Lewark (Regensburg)