60th Birthday Conference
in honor of
E. D. Tymchatyn


Friday – Saturday, February 21-22, 2003

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama


For more information, email ED60@math.uab.edu


Program of the Conference                        Local Accommodations                        Gala Dinner


The Department of Mathematics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) will host a two-day conference, February 21-22, 2003, in honor of the 60th birthday of Dr. E. D. Tymchatyn, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Saskatchewan.  Professor Tymchatyn has made many significant contributions, and sponsored numerous post-doctoral students, in his research areas of continuum theory and general topology.


Mathematicians are hereby invited to attend the conference, and to give a 25 minute talk at the conference if they wish.  Abstracts may be submitted through the Topology Atlas at http://at.yorku.ca/cgi-bin/amca/submit/caki-01.


Proceedings.  It is expected that the proceedings will be refereed and published in Topology and Its Applications.


Registration and Banquet.  The registration fee for the conference is $50.  This includes the gala dinner banquet at the Birmingham Summit Club.  (Ask about the reduced registration fee if you are not attending the banquet.).  We have to ascertain the number of attendees for the banquet as closely as possible in advance.  Email John Mayer for advance reservations.  Please note that the Summit Club has a dress code: business casual. (For gentlemen, jacket, slacks, and collared shirt are required; no jeans nor sports shoes; tie is not required.)



Program of the Conference
(Last Updated – 2/20/03)


Friday, February 21  (Campbell Hall, 1300 University Boulevard, 4th floor, CH 445)

2:30 PM                        Conference convenes
                        Welcome and introduction of guests and honoree

2:45 – 3:45 PM                        Plenary Talk – Janusz Prajs
                        Selected Topics in Recent Developments in Continuum Theory

3:45 – 4:30 PM                        Tea – Seminar Room (CH 458)

4:30 – 5:00 PM                        John Johnstone
                        The duality between kernels and hulls

5:00 – 5:30 PM                        Sasha Blokh
                        Backward stability for polynomial maps with  locally connected Julia sets

5:30 – 6:00 PM                        Ed Tymchatyn
                        Fibrewise measures and Milutin mappings

7:00 PM                        Gala Dinner Banquet at the Summit Club 

                        (Advance reservations required: email John Mayer)


Saturday, February 22  (Campbell Hall, 1300 University Boulevard, 4th floor, CH 445)

8:30 – 9:30 AM                        Continental breakfast – Reading Room (CH 451)

9:30 – 10:00 AM                        Jim Rogers
                        Indecomposable continua and the Julia sets of polynomials, II

10:00 – 10:30 AM                        Chris Mouron
                        Indecomposability and positive entropy homeomorphisms

10:30 – 11:00 AM                        Gaston Brouwer
                        What is the set of points in the middle?

11:00 – 11:30 AM                        Jamie Malaugh
                        Parameterization of rotational sets under zd

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM                        Lunch

1:00 – 1:30 PM                        Wlodek Kuperberg
                        Using a Peano curve to on-line cover the n-cube by a sequence of cubes

1:30 – 2:00 PM                        Krystyna Kuperberg
                        On expansive homeomorphisms of Peano continua

2:00 – 3:00 PM                        Plenary Talk – Tom Ingram
                        An historical view of continuum theory

3:00 – 3:30 PM                        Break – Reading Room (CH 451)

3:30 – 4:00 PM                        Murat Tuncali
                        On Suslinian curves

4:00 – 4:30 PM                        Paul Fabel
                        Two completions of Artin’s braid group on infinitely many strands

4:30 – 5:00 PM                        Piotr Minc
                        Combinatorial properties of paths in simplicial graphs

5:00 – 5:30 PM                        Lex Oversteegen
                        On the existence of in-channels and the plane fixed point problem




Local Accommodations


Rooms have not been blocked, but the following hotels are close to the Mathematics Department. 

Ask for the UAB visitor rate.

Best Western Medical Center

(2 blocks)

800 11th Street South


Radisson Hotel Birmingham

(6 blocks)

808 20th Street South


Pickwick Hotel and Suites

(8 blocks)

1023 2oth Street South