The Emphasis Year is designed to investigate particular topics in mathematics over the course of an academic year. For 2022-2023 we will have an Emphasis Year on Homotopy Theory. In addition to the topology seminar-- organized this quarter by Prof. Noah Riggenbach-- we will have a variety of activities throughout the year. These include topic courses in Topology in Fall Quarter 2022 (with Prof. John Francis), Winter Quarter 2023 (with Prof. Noah Riggenbach), and Spring 2023 (with Prof. Paul Goerss) as well as some longer-term visitors (such as Prof. Hans-Werner Henn from Strasbourg and Prof. Mark Behrens from Notre Dame). We will also have a Spring 2023 conference, in part to honor NU Mathematics faculty member, Prof. Paul Goerss, for his contributions to the field.
Our Emphasis Year for 2023-2024 will be “Asymptotics in Geometry and Analysis: The Mathematics of Steve Zelditch”. The organizers will be NU faculty members Yuchen Liu, Gabor Szekelyhidi, Jared Wunsch and Ben Weinkove.
Previous Emphasis Years