Conference Announcement

The conference will bring together senior, mid-career and junior researchers in fields related to smooth 4-manifold theory to discuss open questions, new developments and future directions. The conference will provide a stimulating setting for the interaction between the three groups of researchers, particularly well suited for reviewing the developments in the field over the last couple of decades, considering old open problems, and discussing new approaches. As part of the conference we also celebrate the work of Ron Fintushel and Ron Stern which has been very influential in the development of the field, on the occasion of their 70th birthdays.

Each day of the conference will include plenary lectures by prominent mathematicians in 4-manifold theory and related areas of low-dimensional topology. Additional features of the conference include:

Participants are encouraged to make travel and lodging reservations as soon as is practical, since Dubrovnik is a popular tourist destination and hotel rooms can become scarce. For more information please follow the "Practicalities" link on the left.

Limited funding is available to help defray participants' expenses. To request funding, which is intended mainly for junior mathematicians without other sources of support, please make the appropriate indications on the registration form. (Note that at this point all available funds have been allocated.)