http://www.math.uiuc.edu/K-theory/Calendar/990320-GL5/

Final Announcement
Great Lakes K-theory Conference, V

Mathematics Department
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Saturday and Sunday, March 20-21, 1999


The fifth Great Lakes K-theory Conference will be held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in room 347, Altgeld Hall. The confirmed speakers for 45 minute talks are :

  • Henri Gillet, 3 pm, Saturday, March 20, K(K).
  • Wieslawa Niziol, 4:30 pm, Saturday, March 20, K-theory and geometric Galois representations.
  • Leonid Positselski, 9:30 am, Sunday, March 21, Mixed Tate Motives with Finite Coefficients and the Koszulity Conjecture.
  • Peter Schneider, 10:45 am, Sunday, March 21, The Chern character in equivariant K-homology.
  • Christophe Soulé, 12pm, Sunday, March 21, Non-archimedean Arakelov theory.
  • If you are interested in coming to the meeting it would be helpful if you could notify us by e-mail, so we can properly allocate resources. In particular, we intend to go to dinner at Timpone's at 7pm, Saturday, the excellent restaurant which was so popular last time. It would be helpful to get a good count of those who intend to dine there with the speakers and the rest of us.

    There will be a limited number of travel grants for students in amounts up to $100 - we can pay for your travel and lodging expenses (show us the receipts Sunday morning) and pay for food at a rate of $28 per diem (for just the one day). To apply, send us email and tell us something about your background in K-theory. There is no particular deadline, but the sooner you do it, the better, in case the money runs out - a total of about $1000. Non-resident aliens will need to bring their passport, visa, social security number. If the visa is J1, we will need to see the IAP66. If the visa is F1, we will need to see the I20 and a note from your advisor saying it's okay for you to attend the conference and be reimbursed. If you're from a country that signed a treaty with the US allowing exemption from income tax withholding, you would want to fill out the 8233 form, for otherwise, some money will be withheld from your check. The form is available here as postscript, gzipped postscript, and pdf, and the instructions are available here, too, as postscript, gzipped postscript, and pdf, so save some time on Sunday morning: print it out, fill it out, and bring it with.

    The meeting of the central section of the AMS is March 18-21, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and our conference will also be billed as a special session of the AMS meeting. The invited hour addresses at the AMS meeting will be given by Alexander Beilinson (on Affine Grassmannians and the Bernstein center, at 1:30pm, Saturday), Alexandra Bellow, Igor Krichever, Steven Rallis, and Trevor Wooley. You may want to come for the whole thing!

    On-line links to AMS programs:

  • Entire AMS program .
  • Saturday K-theory.
  • Sunday K-theory.
  • If you have questions, send mail to one of the organizers:

    Hotels

    We've reserved a block of 20 rooms for March 19 and 20 at the Illini Union, which is the building just East of Altgeld Hall. Call 217-333-1241 to make a reservation, and mention the "Great Lakes K-theory conference". The deadline is February 19, 1999; we suggest you make your reservations early. Rates are $62 for 1 person, $70 for 2, $75 for 3, and $84 for 4, or a suite for $145. Hotel tax is 11% extra.

    If they are out of rooms, there are lots of other hotels:

  • Hampton Inn at U of I, about five blocks north of Altgeld Hall, 217-337-5130.
  • Jumer's, in downtown Urbana, 217-384-8800, one mile east of Altgeld;
  • Quality Hotel - University Centre (formerly the University Inn), four blocks west of Altgeld, 302 East John St., Champaign, IL; 217-384-2100 or 800-322-8282; $49/single and $60/double (state that you are attending the AMS meeting).
  • Radisson Suite Hotel, in Champaign, 217-398-3400, 1.5 miles southwest of Altgeld;
  • Budgetel, on the highway, 217-356-8900.
  • Clarion Hotel and Convention Center, 1501 South Neil Street, Champaign, IL; 217-352-7891 or 800-257-6667; $49/single and $60/double (state that you are attending the AMS meeting).
  • Travelodge, 409 West University Ave., Urbana, IL; 217-328-3521 or 800-578-7878; $35.10/single and $43.20/double (state that you are attending the AMS meeting).
  • Parking

    Guests at the Illini Union receive parking permits for the lot just east of it.

    Parking on evenings and weekends is available in the parking structure at Sixth and John Streets, one block west of Altgeld. Enter it from John Street, which is one-way, by driving eastbound from Fifth Street to Sixth Street.

    Maps and weather on line

  • Visitor's information.
  • The campus with the main quadrangle marked.
  • The quad with Altgeld Hall marked.
  • Altgeld Hall with room 347 marked, the room our talks are held in.
  • Weather information.
  • Directions by car

    Altgeld Hall is on the southeast corner at the intersection of Green and Wright Streets. The directions below will get you to this intersection. The parking structure is one block south and one block west of there, so if you are heading there, modify the instructions appropriately.
  • Northbound on I-57 (from Effingham): Exit east at Monticello exit (a few miles south of Champaign), go east five miles until the road ends at Route 45, turn left, go north three or four miles into town (the highway becomes Neil Street), turn right at Green Street (traffic signal), go east seven blocks to Wright Street.
  • Northbound on I-57 (after missing the Monticello exit): Exit east onto University Avenue where eastbound I-72 terminates, go east two miles, turn right onto Neil Street (traffic signal), go south 0.25 miles, turn left onto Green Street (traffic signal), go east seven blocks to Wright Street. (Warning: University Avenue is one way eastbound in this area, so on the return trip take Church Street, which is two blocks further north.)
  • Southbound on I-57 (from Chicago): Switch onto I-74 eastbound at Champaign. Exit south at Neil Street, go south two miles, turn left on Green Street (traffic signal), go east seven blocks to Wright Street. (Warning: a few blocks of Neil Street north of Green Street are one-way, so watch out for this on the return trip.)
  • Eastbound on I-72 (from Decatur and Springfield): Continue into Champaign onto University Avenue, go east two miles, turn right onto Neil Street, go south 0.25 miles, turn left onto Green Street (traffic signal), go east seven blocks to Wright Street. (Warning: University Avenue is one way eastbound in this area, so on the return trip take Church Street, which is two blocks further north.)
  • Eastbound on I-74 (from Normal, Bloomington, and Peoria): Exit south at Neil Street (second and last exit in Champaign), go south two miles, turn left on Green Street (traffic signal), go east seven blocks to Wright Street. (Warning: a few blocks of Neil Street north of Green Street are one-way, so watch out for this on the return trip.)
  • Westbound on I-74 (from Indianapolis): Exit west on University Avenue, go west two miles, turn left on Lincoln Avenue (traffic signal) and go south half a mile, turn right on Green Street (traffic signal), go west 0.5 mile to Wright Street.
  • Westbound on I-74 (after missing the University Avenue exit): Exit south on Lincoln Avenue (third and last exit in Urbana), go south two miles, turn right on Green Street (traffic signal), go west 0.5 mile to Wright Street.
  • Directions by air

    Airlines serving Champaign (no big jets):
  • Northwest Airlink via Detroit or Minneapolis, 1-800-225-2525;
  • Trans World Express, tiny hot planes via St. Louis, 1-800-221-2000;
  • USAir Express via Indianapolis, 1-800-428-4322;
  • American Eagle via Chicago O'Hare, 1-800-433-7300.
  • Take a taxi or Corky's Limousine (phone 217-352-3121) for $9 to Altgeld Hall (at John and Wright Streets).

    Getting here from O'Hare

  • Bluebird bus service from O'Hare Airport to Champaign: call 1-800-400-5500 (no web site yet). It runs four times a day: 9am, 12pm, 6pm, and 10pm, for $35. Get off at the MTD center and take a taxi or city bus, or get off at George Huff Gymnasium if you want to walk a few blocks to Altgeld or the Illini Union.
  • Amtrak runs trains from downtown Chicago.
  • Greyhound runs buses from down town Chicago.