William Rowan Hamilton
and Topology Workshop is an annual directed workshop held at the
Hamilton Mathematics Institute (HMI), Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. The topic for the 2008 workshop is Heegaard splittings, mapping class groups,
curve complexes and related topics.
The goal of the William Rowan Hamilton
Geometery and Topology
Workshop is to provide a forum in which the international
geometry and topology community can meet annually with its European
counterpart to discuss topics of an interdisciplinary nature. A major
anticipated outcome of these annual workshops is the determination of
future research directions, and the generation of a list of open
problems in the topics of focus. The workshop has a permanent
website at http://www.maths.tcd.ie/~hmi/events/gt/gt.htm/,
where these problem lists and any lecture notes that the participants
provide will be posted. Furthermore, the HMI intends to have a
preprint series, whereby hard copies of the workshop results can be
disseminated to research institutions worldwide.
Boston College, the Hamilton Mathematics
Institute, and the National Science Foundation have
grants to co-sponsor this event as part of
their commitment to fostering ties between the US scientific community
and the European scientific community.