in memory of Detlef Gromoll
SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY
April 17-19, 2009
Detlef Gromoll (1938-2008)
|DATES, TIMES, AND LOCATION
The Twenty-Fourth Annual Geometry Festival will be held at the
Mathematics Department of
Stony Brook University from Friday
afternoon, April 17, to Sunday noon, April 19, 2009.
Everyone is invited to the Geometry Festival,
and graduate students are especially encouraged to attend.
A list of speakers at previous Geometry Festivals can be found
Registration will begin at 3:30pm on Friday in the basement
lecture hall (S-240) of the Mathematics Building.
The first talk will be at 4:30PM on Friday, followed by a
All remaining lectures will take place Saturday and Sunday.
Continental breakfast will be served
on Saturday and Sunday mornings, prior to each day's first talk.
Coffee will be available in S-240 during the hours of the conference.
The conference will end at noon on Sunday to
allow ample time for travel home that afternoon.
At the end of the Saturday afternoon, April 18th,
there will be a gathering for reminiscences of Detlef Gromoll
and dedication of the common room in his honor.
This will be followed by a dinner hosted by Jim and Marilyn Simons.
let us know by April 13th if you would like to attend the dinner
(venue capacity is limited).
We will try to arrange for you to receive a visitor's parking permit
for campus lots, provided you request one well in advance of the festival.
There should also be metered spaces available for those who forget to plan ahead.
We have reserved blocks of rooms at the following area hotels
at reduced rates.
All of these hotels are some distance from the conference site, but
convenient shuttle bus service will be provided for the participants.
The Three Village Inn,
Main Street, Stony Brook, NY (631) 751-0555.
On the harbor in Stony Brook village.
Scenic location, with a rural feel; about 30-min walk from
the Stony Brook train station and the math department.
The hotel provides shuttle service to the train 9am-6pm;
Suffolk Transit Bus S76
also runs from the hotel to the train
station about hourly Mo-Sa.
Holiday Inn Express,
3131 Nesconset Highway, Stony Brook, (631) 471-8000.
Less charming, but more practical.
Rate includes shuttle to/from Long Island's Islip-MacArthur Airport
as well as the Stony Brook campus; the shuttle operates 8am-10pm.
25 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY (631) 928-5200.
On the harbor in Port Jefferson village.
Scenic location, with a number of shops and restaurants nearby.
Suffolk Transit Bus S60
runs hourly to the math department and S76 to the Stony Brook train,
except for Sundays.
We recommend you make your reservations as soon as possible, as
space is limited. Please mention that you are
attending the Stony Brook Mathematics Department conference
in order to qualify for a special reduced rate.
Participants are asked to
If you would like to have wireless internet access while on campus,
please be sure to register by Wednesday, April 15.
Participants will pay for their own travel, hotel accommodations,
and meals not provided by the Festival. However, substantial grants from
the National Science Foundation and from Stony Brook University will
make it possible for us to reimburse the expenses of a large number
of graduate students, post-docs, and other qualified applicants
who do not have access to travel funds from other sources.
To apply for support, follow the procedure detailed below.
This Geometry Festival is supported by grants from
The National Science Foundation
and Stony Brook University.
Substantial funds have already been set aside for the reimbursement of
travel and hotel costs incurred by qualified applicants.
Strong funding preference will be given to those graduate students
and younger faculty to whom other funds are not available.
Please check the appropriate boxes and provide the indicated information
on the registration form to help us with this.
If you wish to apply for funding, please
the following information:
Visa holders and other international guests should be prepared
to present their passports, I-94 (arrival/departure record) and
other visa-related documents to festival staff if they wish
to qualify for funding.
- curriculum vitae;
- a list of your publications, or
- a letter of recommendation.
- a statement of whether other support is available to you from the
NSF and/or your own institution.
Requests for travel support will be accepted up to the time of
Dennis Sullivan, and
If you have any questions,
please feel free to contact us at: