Organizing Committee:
   Nick Kuhn (njk4x @virginia.edu)
   Greg Arone (zga2m @virginia.edu)
   Tom Mark (tmark @virginia.edu)
   Mike Hill (mikehill @virginia.edu)





Robert E. (Bob) Stong passed away April 10, 2008.
See the reminiscences sent in by his friends and colleagues.

New ... a detailed Table of Contents
of Stong's 1968 book, Notes on Cobordism Theory.

Bob Stong's last seminar, December 2006:
SU(n)/SO(n): Landweber's Manifolds

Speakers: Doug Ravenel (Rochester); Peter Landweber (Rutgers); Jack Morava (Johns Hopkins); Serge Ochanine (Kentucky); Dev Sinha (Oregon); Mark Behrens (MIT); Ralph Cohen (Stanford)

Talks: All talks will take place in Room 107 in Clark Hall. The first talk will begin around 9:30am on Saturday, and the last will end around noon on Sunday.

Directions to Talks: The Budget Inn and the Days Inn are both located on Emmet Street. To get to Clark Hall, take Emmet Street south (from Budget Inn .08 miles; from Days Inn 2.3 miles) to the "Rock Bridge" that crosses over the street. Make a right turn immediately in front of the bridge, driving up the ramp, then turn left, crossing over the bridge. Take an immediate right onto Cabell Drive, which bears left into the parking lot between Clark and Kerchof [Math Department] Halls.

Parking during the day on Saturday: There should be adequate free parking in lot C1, just behind Clark Hall: the lot between buildings 21 and 46 on the map. Cars parked there will need to be moved by 6:00pm, due to concert parking.

Parking for the banquet: We have a limited number of parking passes for spaces on McCormick Road, near where the banquet is to be. Most people driving should either park in the hourly visitor parking garage on Emmet Street ($.60/hr after 6pm, $1.80/hr before 6pm), or look for free parking along the south side of University Avenue between Emmet Street and McCormick Road.

Parking on Sunday morning: All of the above should be available. However, folks parking in C1 will need to move by 1:00pm, due to concert parking.

Other activities: There will be a departmental reception for Bob early Friday evening (November 9). Conference participants arriving early are welcome to attend. A banquet in Bob's honor is planned for Saturday night. There will be a charge of $35 to attend the banquet.

Register for the conference:     [REGISTRATION FORM]

Housing information: We have reserved two blocks of rooms for the Friday and Saturday nights.

Days Inn Charlottesville, 1600 Emmet Street
We have reserved rooms with a single king or two beds for $99/night (+ tax). Ask for a room blocked for the Math Topology Conference. These rooms are being held only through October 9. This is about a mile and a half north of the university on US 29. They offer 'free airport shuttle': query about this if you are interested.

Budget Inn, 140 Emmet Street
We have reserved some rooms with one bed at $75/night and some with two beds for $90/night. Ask for a room blocked for the Topology Conference. These rooms are only being held through September 30. This is a more motel-style place. The big plus is that the location is excellent: easy walking distance to the university, and the 'Corner' with coffee shops and restaurants.

Our town has become a Mecca for tourists even on weekends without home football. Two other sensibly priced hotels, very close to the university, are currently booked for the conference weekend, but may have some rooms open up in mid-October. They are:

Red Roof Inn, 1309 West Main Street
Best Western Cavalier Inn, 105 Emmet Street

The University: The University of Virginia was founded and literally designed by Thomas Jefferson in 1825. Today, the central buildings of his 'academical village,' together with Jefferson's nearby home Monticello, form a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Annals of Mathematics was founded at the University in 1884.

Location: The University of Virginia is located in Charlottesville, Virginia, about 100 miles southwest of Washington, DC, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Shenandoah National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway are 15 miles to the west.

Travel: Four major airlines fly into the Charlottesville Airport; other nearby airports include Richmond (70 miles) and Washington-Dulles (100 miles). The town is a stop on the Amtrak trains the Crescent (New York to New Orleans) and the Cardinal (New York to Chicago), and there is Greyhound bus service from central Washington.

Department of Mathematics, University of Virginia
P. O. Box 400137, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4137
Phone: 434-924-4919; Fax: 434-982-3084