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Period19 Sep - 25 Sep 2010
This conference is one of the few occasions where researchers from many different areas in algebraic and geometric topology are able to meet and exchange ideas. Accordingly, the program covered a wide range of new developments in such fields as geometric group theory, rigidity of group actions, knot theory, and stable and unstable homotopy theory. More specifically, we discussed progress on problems such as the Farrell-Jones conjecture, the Levine conjecture in grope cobordism of knots and Rosenberg’s conjecture about homotopy invariance of negative algebraic K-theory, to mention just a few subjects with a name attached. One of the highlights was a series of four talks on the solution of Arf-Kervaire invariant problem by Mike Hill and Doug Ravenel, reporting on their joint work with Mike Hopkins.