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The Workshop

The William Rowan Hamilton Geometry and Topology Workshop is an annual directed workshop held at the Hamilton Mathematics Institute (HMI), Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. The workshop consists of a two-day mini-course followed by a three-day lecture series.

There will be a two-day mini-course held on August 25-26 at the HMI. The minicourse will be given by Martin Scharlemann (Santa Barbara)  and David Gay (Georgia) on Bridging classical three and four manifold theory. The minicourse is aimed at junior researchers. Participants interested in attending the mini-course should register online for funding to attend both the mini-course and lecture series.

The Lecture Series
There will be a three-day lecture series held on August 27-29 at the HMI. The lecture series will consist of lectures and discussion sessions on the topic of Interactions between three and four manifolds to discuss recent advances in the field and propose future directions of study.


The goal of the William Rowan Hamilton Geometry and Topology Workshop is to provide a forum in which  the international geometry and topology community can meet annually with its European counterpart to discuss topics of an interdisciplinary nature. A major anticipated outcome of these annual workshops is the determination of future research directions, and the generation of a list of open problems in the topics of focus. The workshop has a permanent website at, where these problem lists and any lecture notes that the participants provide will be posted. Furthermore, the HMI intends to have a preprint series, whereby hard copies of the workshop results can be disseminated to research institutions worldwide.

Boston College, the Hamilton Mathematics Institute, the National Science Foundation and the Science Foundation of Ireland, have generously provided grants to co-sponsor this event as part of their commitment to fostering ties between the US scientific community and the European scientific community.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, contact the organizers at

Trinity College Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2. Tel: +353-1-608-1000.
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