This autumn school will take place during the week September 25-29, 2017 in a conference center close to Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Aims and Scope

The idea of this autumn school is to bring together a group of about 25 participants in a remote place in order to learn about advanced topics in Algebraic Topology. The talks are meant to be accessible to first or second year PhD students.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09:15-09:45 Registration
09:45-10:45 Kudryashov 09:30-10:45 Chataur 1 Arone 2 Chataur 3 Arone 4
11:30-12:30 Nakade 11:15-12:30 Arone 1 Chataur 2 Arone 3 Chataur 4
12:30 - 14:00LunchLunchLunchLunchLunch
14:00-15:00 Nikolaus Heuts Excursion Grey End
15:15-16:15 Hedenlund 15:15-15:45 Bachmann Wierstra
16:45-17:45 Gill 16:15-17:45 GongshowGongshow

Lecture series

The following lecture series constitute the core program of the autumn school:

Preparatory talks

  • Alexei Kudryashov: Model categories
  • Apurv Nakade: Homotopy colimits and limits
  • Thomas Nikolaus: Localization
  • Alice Hedenlund: Spectra and the stable homotopy category
  • Montek Gill: The Dold-Kan correspondence and commutative dgas
  • Gijs Heuts: The Bousfield-Kuhn functor
The topics of the first 5 preparatory talks including references are listed here.

Contributed talks

  • Tom Bachmann: The Atiyah-Hirzebruch spectral sequence for Hermitian K-theory
  • Matthias Grey: Rational homological stability for automorphisms of manifolds
  • Engelbert Peter Suchla: On the Approximation of L^2-Invariants
  • Felix Wierstra: Hopf invariants in real and rational homotopy theory

Travel Information

The autumn school starts Monday September 25 in the morning and ends Friday 29 around noon, so it is recommended that you arrive already on Sunday September 24. Travel details will be given in due time before the autumn school.


The autumn school is organized by Gijs Heuts, Lennart Meier, Ieke Moerdijk, Thomas Nikolaus, and Steffen Sagave.

Previous schools

The European Autumn School in Topology 2016 took place in September 2016.