Geometry & Topology RTG

University of Notre Dame

Undergraduate summer workshop

August 1 - 5, 2022

University of Notre Dame

This is a week long event with two components: Part I, where basic concepts in geometry and topology will be introduced, followed by Part II, which will be a workshop aimed at more advanced undergraduates. Participants can attend part I, part II, or both.

Funding is available for domestic travel and lodging. Apply at

See here for previous programs: 2017, 2018 (see also here), 2019.

Part I: A first glimpse

August 1 - 3
Speakers: Laura Schaposnik, Mark Behrens, Stephan Stolz

The first two and a half days of the workshop will have two or three short courses assuming very little mathematical background. Potential topics are: "What is a manifold?", "What is curvature?", "Knot theory", and "Hyperbolic geometry". A typical participant in this part would have taken a Calculus sequence as well as a few other math courses such as Linear Algebra. Part I will consist of lectures, with active learning components facilitated by graduate student mentors.

Part I schedule

Part II: Advanced topics

August 3 - 5

The last two and a half days of the workshop will consist of talks outlining more advanced topics of current research interest. In addition there will be an undergraduate presentation session where undergraduates can present their research. Some background in topology or geometry will be assumed from the participants.

Part II Schedule