An 12ú Comhthionóil
The 12th Galway Topology Colloquium will
take place in NUI Galway, Ireland on June
5 and 6, 2008. I am pleased to
announce that this year’s invited speakers include Prof. Peter Nyikos, University of South Carolina, and Prof. Michael
Hrusak, Universidad Nacional Autónoma
Other speakers include
- Chris Good (University of Birmingham)
- Andy Barwell (University of Birmingham)
- K.P. Hart (TU Delft)
- Abdul Adheem Al-Soodinay (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman)
- Rolf Suabedissen (Oxford)
- Ben Chad (Oxford)
- Gareth Davies (Oxford)
- Brian McMaster (QUB)
The Colloquia series was established in
Galway in 1997 and has since rotated annually between the centres
of (set theoretic and general) topological research in Ireland and the UK. Its particular focus is on the
active participation of all who attend to promote a spirit of training,
learning and communicating. Thus the atmosphere is informal and graduate
students are especially encouraged to attend and to contribute a talk of
topological content, whether on established classical results, techniques or
research, recent or otherwise.
The Colloquium dinner will take place on the
evening of June 5th, at a cost
of no more than €40 per person. Can you please let me know if you plan to
attend the dinner by May 30th?
programme, abstracts and photos are now available.
For the tourism spin on Galway,
please visit www.irelandwest.ie from
which the following description is extracted:
“There is certain chemistry and vibrancy to
this friendly University City,
which many delight in, and few forget. Music, festivals, horse racing, pubs,
restaurants, shops, theatres and most of all Galway people, combine to create
this atmospheric mediaeval city of culture. From this pulsating heart the rest
of the county flows.
Galway Bay, immortalised in song, its beauty
unchanging. Scenic Gaeltacht areas
including the Aran Islands.
with the picturesque town of Clifden as its capital.
Mountains, castles and stone walls, banks of turf, long sandy beaches, clear
lakes, joyful leaping streams and flowing rivers. Delightful countryside
punctuated by pretty villages, and traditional pubs.”
As suggested above, Galway
is a very popular tourist destination. It is therefore advisable to reserve
accommodation sooner rather than later. I have provisionally reserved B&B accommodation
on a two-night basis (June 4th and 5th) at the
university’s student accommodation village www.corribvillage.com which offers a
range of facilities. Single rooms are available at €55 per room per night, double
(not twin) rooms at €75 per room per night. There are also self-catering
options which you may wish to consider if you (sensibly!) plan a longer stay. In
any event, please contact me if you wish to reserve a room here.
accommodation choices convenient for NUI Galway include:
- Ashgrove House B&B, 091-581291
- Aneesha B&B, 091-524250
- Villanova B&B, 091-524849
- Coolavalla B&B, 091-522415
- Rosgal B&B, 091- 524723
- De Sota B&B, 091-585064
- The Westwood Hotel,
091 521 442
- Corrib Haven B&B, 091-524171
- Abbey House B&B, 091- 524394
B&B rates are
in the region of €60 per person per night on a single room basis.
are regular rail connections from Dublin
to Galway, and bus connections from all Irish
cities and towns.
There are direct flights to Galway
Airport from Belfast, Dublin,
Luton, Manchester, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Lorient, Cardiff,
Leeds, Cork and Prague. The Airport is 7 kms
from the NUI Galway campus and is unfortunately not served by public transport. Taxis typically cost €25.
Directions to NUI Galway by road can be found here. A campus map is available here.
NUI Galway has a number of pay-and-display
parking places for visitors. Cars parked in other
spaces on the NUI Galway campus and not displaying a valid parking permit will
For currency conversion rates, see www.oanda.com
This page will be updated with further
information as necessary. To register interest or for other information, please
Acknowledgement: The Galway Topology Colloquium 2008 is generously
the Department of Mathematics, NUI Galway
Research Fund, NUI Galway
the Office of the Registrar and Deputy-President, NUI Galway.