Non-commutative, derived and homotopical methods in geometry

University of Antwerp

September 19–24, 2016

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The aim of the conference is to bring together experts and graduate students/postdocs working in various modern approaches to geometry. Example topics would be:

List of speakers

Time and venue

The conference starts on Monday, September 19 in the morning and ends on Saturday, September 24 around noon.

The conference will take place in building G, room MG010, at the Campus Middelheim of the University of Antwerp, located outside town at Middelheimlaan 1, 2020 Antwerp.

There is a bus stop right in front of the mathematics building on Floraliënlaan, from where bus 32 takes you into town. Alternatively there is bus 21 which stops on the other side of the campus at the bus stop called Lindendreef.

The closest tram stop is "Koninklijkelaan", to reach it from the campus one walks along Koninklijkelaan for less than 10 minutes towards Grote Steenweg (trams number 7 and 15 driving to the left on Grote Steenweg take you into town):

Routes and time tables of public transport in Antwerp can be found at the website of De Lijn.

For invited speakers transport to the Campus will be provided every morning by bus, leaving from the hotel.


For invited speakers rooms including breakfast are booked by the organizers at Hotel Elzenveld. The hotel is fully booked.

All other participants, including those that get funding, are asked to contact a hotel directly. We have a list of hotels where a limited number of rooms can be booked at a reduced rate. Please note that rates are only valid for reservations made by e-mail directly to the hotel. Please do not forget to mention the appropriate reservation code.

Other accommodation options are at, Trivago or Airbnb.

Travel to Antwerp

Arriving by train

Antwerp has two main train stations, Antwerpen–Berchem and Antwerpen–Centraal. From both stations, busses 21 and 32 take you to Campus Middelheim. From Berchem it is a 20min ride, from Centraal a 35min ride.

From Antwerpen–Centraal, the historic center of town is within walking distance (10min). It is also possible to take the premetro (tram that goes underground) at the station. Tickets can be bought in the station. Taxi's are available at the station or dial +32 (0)3 238 38 38.

Arriving by plane

If you arrive at Brussels airport in Zaventem, there is a direct train connection to Antwerp that takes only half an hour. At the airport, go to level -1 to reach the train station. You will have to take a train from Brussels Airport–Zaventem with destination Antwerpen–Centraal. You can buy a ticket at the train station of the airport. The time schedule of all trains can be found at the website of Belgian Rail.

Registration fee, lunches and conference dinner

Everyone, with exception of the invited speakers, is required to pay a registration fee of 20 euro in advance.

Lunch will take place at the campus restaurant right opposite building G where the lectures take place. Registration covers a sandwich for lunch from Monday to Friday.

We also offer warm lunch from Monday to Friday at a reduced rate. Lunch coupons will be available during the conference.

On Monday evening, a reception will take place at 17h in the hall of building G where the lectures take place.

On Wednesday evening, we will have the conference dinner at 18h at Hotel Elzenveld. For organisational reasons, everyone who will attend the dinner is kindly asked to pay 60 euro per person in advance.

All advance payments are to be made to the following bank account, before August 20:

  IBAN BE57 7350 0799 7535

Your payment should be accompanied by the activity code of the conference:


If necessary for your payment, the address corresponding to the bank account is

  Universiteit Antwerpen
  Prinsstraat 13, 2000 Antwerpen

Note that your registration is finalized upon receipt of the registration fee.


If you have any questions you can contact the organisers.

Mieke De Mulder is in charge of the conference logistics and administration, in particular she takes care of reimbursement of costs. Her office is in room G.105 at the first floor, and she can be contacted at:
  Tel: +32 3 265 37 77
  Fax: +32 3 265 37 77, +32 3 265 32 04

The conference is supported through the European Research Council (ERC) grant no. 257004-HHNcdMir and the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) under grant no. G.0112.13N, G.0D86.16N and K7.096.16N.