Spring 2018 Redbud conference - Triangulations and Trisections

Oklahoma State University, April 27–29, 2018

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Welcome to the Spring 2018 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


For more information on past Redbud Conferences go to our archive.


The main conference will take place all day Saturday, April 28, and the morning and early afternoon of Sunday, April 29. We will be finished in time to make the 2:20 flight out of SWO. There will be a graduate student workshop the afternoon of Friday, April 27.

Graduate Student Workshop

2:25-2:45 pm Samperton LSW 202 (this has been updated)
2:50-3:10 pm Islamboul LSW 202 (this has been updated)
3:15 pm Department Tea MSCS 423
3:30-4:20 pm Meier (Colloquium) MSCS 101
4:30 pm Reception MSCS 423
4:50-5:10 pm Miller MSCS 101
5:15-5:35 pm Kumar MSCS 101
5:40-6:00 pm Worden MSCS 101

Saturday/Sunday Schedule (all talks in MSCS 101)
9:00-9:50 am Thompson
9:55-10:45 am Gukov
10:50 am Coffee break
11:10-12:00 noon Castro
12:05 pm Lunch
2:30-3:20 pm Meier
3:25-4:15 pm Rubinstein
4:15 pm Coffee break
4:30-5:20 pm Kalfagianni
9:30-10:20 am Goerner
10:25-10:45 Coffee
10:45-11:35 Trnkova

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

Registration, Travel and Accommodation

Please register for the conference if you want to be reimbursed for travel and accommodation. If not driving from their locations, participants should plan to fly to Stillwater Airport (SWO). Local transportion will be arranged (to and from SWO). Our conference is supported by NSF Grant DMS-1806896. With this funding, we will provide travel and lodging support for graduate students and junior participants, with support for more senior participants as our budget allows. Please note that we can only use NSF funding to support participants who are either US citizens or at a US institution. We ask that graduate students have their advisors send Neil Hoffman neil(dot)r(dot)hoffman(at)okstate(dot)edu a short email explaining the relationship between the conference and their research project.

The conference hotel is Home2Hilton (note this changed). If you are booking your own room, please call them (405-372-2550) and ask for the rooms reserved by the math department. Graduate students should try to share rooms. It would be a great help to us if preferred roommate choices are listed on the registration form. Otherwise, we will make the assignments ourselves.

As noted above all talks will take place in the math building. Below is a map with the conference hotel, 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 committment to inclusiveness held by each institution can be found here:

Organizers, Acknowledgments, Sponsorship

Redbud 2018 is brought to you by