K-Theory Conferences

The K-Theory Foundation, Inc. intends to use some of its funds to regularly support conferences or summer/winter schools in K-theory and related subjects. Conferences which the Foundation has supported to date include the following:

  1. The Beijing Satellite Meeting on K-theory and related topics of the 2014 ICM in Seoul.
  2. Cuntz-Pimsner Cross-Pollination, a workshop at the Lorentz Center, Leiden, June 2018.
  3. The Buenos Aires Satellite Meeting on K-theory of the 2018 ICM in Rio de Janeiro.

Conferences which the Foundation has agreed to support this year and in the near future include the following:

  1. The Programme on K-theory, Algebraic Cycles, and Motivic Homotopy Theory at the Isaac Newton Institute in Cambridge, UK, originally scheduled for 2020 and now postponed until May 3 - July 29, 2022.
  2. Conference on Noncommutative Geometry & Analysis on Homogeneous Spaces, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA, originally scheduled for May 2020 (postponed because of Covid, current status unclear).
  3. Workshop on Higher Segal spaces and their applications to algebraic K-theory, Hall algebras, and combinatorics, BIRS-CMO in Oaxaca, Mexico, originally scheduled for June 2020 (postponed because of Covid, current status unclear).
  4. Conference on Motives from 1 to 60 (for Barbieri-Viale), Milano, IT, originally scheduled for January 2021 and now postponed until February 21-25, 2022.

Now that the Foundation's journal Annals of K-Theory is well established, the Foundation has decided to set up a regular procedure for support of conferences.  Any mathematician or group of mathematicians intending to run a conference, workshop, or summer/winter school in K-theory and/or related areas is welcome to submit a proposal to the Foundation by writing to the Foundation's president (currently Paul Balmer, University of California at Los Angeles).  Proposals may be submitted at any time, but because most of the Foundation's income is received around the end of the calendar year, funding decisions will be made once a year in January.  The number of conferences supported in any year may vary, depending on the Foundation's financial situation at the time and the strength of the proposals received.  Decisions will be made by the Foundation's Board of Trustees, or by a committee of distinguished mathematicians appointed by the Board for this purpose.