The Manchester Toric Topology Page explains how the School has played a major role in the identification and expansion of the subject over the last decade. This conference is the latest addition to our continuing programme of activities, and has two official objectives:
1) to broaden the horizons of the rapidly developing subject of Toric Topology
2) to involve and enthuse the UK mathematical community by encouraging interaction with related disciplines.
We are particularly interested in strengthening links with symplectic geometry, convex geometry, differential topology, equivariant topology, and all aspects of homotopy theory.
The programme will be constructed around eight plenary lectures, and a number of other invited talks. There will also be several poster sessions, which we view as especially important for the stimulation of discussion and interaction.
The deadline for registration is Friday 2nd May 2008.
- The conference will be preceded by a Toric Topology Workshop on 4-5 July, funded by EPSRC and MIMS, which is designed to develop algebraic topological aspects of toric topology. All are welcome, subject to a limit of about 35, on a first-come first-served basis.
- On 7-8 July, a cohort of 16-17 year old mathematically talented high-school students (from throughout the UK) will be in our building, as part of the well-known Making Maths at Manchester programme. They should enjoy experiencing the atmosphere of an international research meeting (perhaps by inspecting our posters!), and we hope that participants will find time to mingle with them. The students' activities include group work on research projects, under the guidance of academic staff and graduate students. We shall provide further details on 7 July.
- Our conference has been granted the status of Satellite to the 5th European Congress of Mathematics in Amsterdam, for which reduced registration rates are available to our participants. Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam are short and convenient.
Get your conference poster here
Get directions to the School and your campus map here; Weston Hall is number 11 and the Alan Turing Building is number 46.
At last, we have conference administrator Lucy van Russelt in post! If you have any queries please email Lucy at
You may also call her on +44 (0)161 306 3641