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The mathematical career of Dan Burghelea covers more than 40 years
and includes major contributions to many different mathematical areas,
including algebraic, differential and geometric topology, $K$-theory
and cyclic homology, geometric analysis, index
theory and $L^2$ cohomology. During the past 10 years his work has
primarily focused on determinants of elliptic operators, $L^2$ torsion
and the topology/geometry of closed
1-forms arising in Morse-Novikov Theory. This conference, in
celebration of his 60th birthday, focuses on new developments in the
study of $L^2$ invariants associated with the geometry and topology of
manifolds and related problems.
The conference is supported in part by a grant from the Mathematics Research Institute of the Ohio State University (NSF support pending).
Graduate Students Welcome
We strongly encourage participants to submit names of graduate students whom they think would benefit from attending the conference. Please include their e-mail address and current level of dissertation work. We will support recommended students for food and lodging (as much as meals per diem and sharing a room) and some travel expenses. Support is also available for new Ph.D.'s.
Important Note: The location of the lectures has been changed to the Math Biology Inst. Lecture Hall, on the second floor of the old Math Building. The coffee and registration will be there as well.