Spring 2024 Redbud Conference

Oklahoma State University, April 12–14, 2024

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Welcome to the Spring 2024 Redbud conference, a regional conference in topology and geometry with participants from the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, the University of Arkansas, and elsewhere.


Graduate Student Speakers

Titles and abstracts are available here. For more information on past Redbud Conferences go to our archive.


The main conference will take place all day Saturday, April 13, and the morning and early afternoon of Sunday, April 14. We will be finished in time to make the 2:30 flight out of SWO. There will be a graduate student workshop the afternoon of Friday, April 12.

Graduate Student Workshop

2:10-3:00 pm Adam Clay MSCS 310
3:15-3:30 pm Department Tea MSCS 423
3:30-4:20 pm Cameron Gordon (Colloquium) MSCS 101
4:20-4:50 pm Reception MSCS 423
4:50-5:00 pm Tommy Cai (Zoom) MSCS 101
5:00-5:10 pm Bojun Zhao MSCS 101
5:10-5:20 pm Qingfeng Lyu MSCS 101
5:20-5:30 pm Junyu Lu MSCS 101
5:30-5:40 pm Atzimba Martinez MSCS 101

Conference Schedule

8:30-9:00 am Coffee and Bagels MSCS 423
9:00-9:50 am Khanh Le MSCS 101
9:55-10:45 am Idrissa Ba MSCS 101
10:50-11:10 am Coffee break MSCS 423
11:10-12:00 pm Hannah Turner MSCS 101
12:00-2:30 pm Lunch
2:30-3:20 pm Rachel Roberts MSCS 101
3:25-4:15 pm Tao Li MSCS 101
4:15-4:30 pm Coffee break MSCS 423
4:30-5:20 pm Nathan Dunfield MSCS 101
6:00 pm Conference Dinner Hideaway Pizza
9:30-10:20 am Adam Clay MSCS 101
10:25-10:45 am Coffee MSCS 423
10:45-11:35 am Ying Hu MSCS 101

A conference dinner will take place Saturday 7pm at Hideaway pizza, 230 South Knoblock Street. The cost is $10 per person.

Registration and Funding

Please complete this registration form if you plan on attending this conference. Our conference is supported by NSF Grant DMS-2405684. We expect to be able to provide travel and lodging support for graduate students and early career researchers with support for more senior participants as our budget allows. The deadline to request funding has pasted. We ask that graduate students have their advisors send a short email explaining the relationship between the conference and their research project to redbud.osu@gmail.com.

Location, Travel and Accommodation

All talks will take place in the Math Statistics and Computer Sciences building (MSCS).

Click here to find the OSU parking map with the conference location marked. On Saturday and Sunday, participants are free to park in any unmarked unreserved parking space. The closest lots are 35 and 36.

On Friday, we will provide visitor parking passes to put on your car. These are only valid for unmarked unreserved spaces in the staff lots (colored in blue). Lots 89 and 100 will typically have open spots.

If not driving from their locations, participants should plan to fly to Stillwater Regional Airport (SWO). Local transportation will be arranged (to and from SWO).

The conference hotels are Best Western and Home2Hilton. Registered participants will receive a link to book rooms for the conference rate of $189/night. To receive this rate bookings must be made before Friday, March 22. We ask for graduate students to share rooms if possible.

Below is a map with the conference hotels, math building, and dinner location marked. (If you don't see anything here, try this link.)


The Redbud Topology Conference is supported by the University of Arkansas, the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University and the National Science Foundation. As scholars representing these institutions, we pay special attention to their firm commitments to equal opportunity and diversity. In order to uphold these ideals, we strive to make each Redbud Conference an inclusive event and will not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), age, disability, genetic information or parental status. As part of this mission, the organizers are happy to provide details of local childcare options and lactation rooms for nursing mothers upon request.

Further information on the commitment to inclusiveness held by each institution can be found here:

Organizers, Acknowledgments, Sponsorship

Redbud 2024 is brought to you by