Lectures and conferences

  • Topology Seminars in Edinburgh
  • Scottish Topology Seminar
  • Braids in algebra, geometry and topology ICMS Workshop, 22-26 May, 2017
    (organised by Tara Brendle, Jordan Ellenberg, Andrew Putnam and A.R.)
  • Computational and statistical aspects of topological data analysis, Alan Turing Institute, London, 23-24 March, 2017
  • Surface bundles Oberwolfach Workshop, 4-10 December, 2016
    (organised by Benson Farb, Ursula Hamenstädt and A.R.) Videos of selected lectures
  • Signatures in algebra, topology and dynamicals systems, Colloquium, Bielefeld, 20th October, 2016
  • 4-manifolds and knot concordance, Max Planck Institut für Mathematik, Bonn, 17-21 October, 2016 Slides
  • Scottish Topology Seminar 14 ICMS, Edinburgh, 30 September 2016. Poster Photos
  • Symplectic geometry and topology (in honour of Dusa McDuff) ICMS Workshop, 25-29 July, 2016
    (organised by Jarek Kedra, Felix Schlenk and A.R.)
  • Topology of manifolds: a conference in honour of Michael Weiss' 60th birthday University of Lisbon, June 27 - July 1, 2016.
  • Algebra in Geometry: Conference in honour of Erik Kjaer Pedersen, Copenhagen, 20-21 June, 2016. Slides
  • Oxford, Aberdeen, Cambridge Manifolds Aberdeen, 3 May, 2016
  • From Sturm, Sylvester, Witt and Wall to the present day, Oxford Number Theory Seminar, 28 April, 2016. Slides
  • The Science of Beauty, Royal Society of Edinburgh, 10-11 November, 2015 Programme
    RSE videos and report.
    LMS Newsletter report (January 2016)
  • Finiteness conditions in topology and algebra, Queen's University, Belfast, 31st August - 3rd September, 2015
  • Topological methods in singularity theory, ICMS workshop
    (organized by Maciej Borodzik, Walter Neumann, Anne Pichon, and A.R.), 20--24 July, 2015.
  • PIMS Symposium on the Geometry and Topology of Manifolds, PIMS, Vancouver, Canada, 29 June - 7 July, 2015
  • Manifolds and surgery: current trends, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, June 26-27, 2015
  • Mathematisches Kolloquium Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet, Munich, 18 June, 2015
  • Mathematisch-Physikalisches Kolloquium, Leibniz Universitaet Hannover, 16 June, 2015.
  • ECSTATIC, Imperial College, London 11-12 June, 2015. Poster, Slides
  • Frankfurter Premiere (with Uwe Wittstock) at the Villa Metzler, Frankfurt, 8 May 2015
  • Mathematischer Salon (with Carmen Rovi on the piano), Hausdorff Institute of Mathematics, Bonn, 7 May, 2015. Slides
  • Princeton Joint Topology-Algebraic Topology Seminar, 30 April, 2015
  • My father, Marcel Reich-Ranicki, Edinburgh Jewish Literary Society, 22 March, 2015
  • MIT Topology Seminar, 15 December, 2014
  • Courant Geometric Analysis and Topology Seminar, 5 December, 2014
  • Interactions of Homotopy Theory and Algebraic Topology with Physics through Algebra and Geometry,
    Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, 1 October, 2014 - 30 June, 2015
  • Colloque extraordinaire, Institut des Mathematiques, Universite de Neuchatel, 9 July, 2014.
  • Discrete group actions in geometry and topology Borel Seminar 2014 - Swiss Doctoral Program in Mathematics,
    Les Diablerets, Switzerland, 30 June - 4 July 2014 Slides.
  • Colloquium "Braids and their surfaces", National University of Ireland, Maynooth, 7 May 2014. Slides.
  • Many Facets of the Maslov Index American Institute of Mathematics, Palo Alto, 7-11 April 2014, Article by Etienne Ghys about AIM.
  • Topology seminar, Bloomington, Indiana, 8 January 2014 Slides
  • Warwick Geometry & Topology Seminar, 25 October 2013
  • Scottish Topology Seminar, Glasgow, 20 September 2013
  • 28th British Topology Meeting, Aberdeen, 9-11 September 2013
  • Singularities in geometry and applications III ICMS Edinburgh, 2-6 September 2013
  • Young Researchers in Mathematics 2013 Edinburgh, 17-20 June 2013. Photos.
  • Localising and Tilting in Abelian and Triangulated Categories Workshop Oberwolfach, Germany, 12-18 May 2013
  • Aspects of Topology (Segal 70) Oxford, 17-20 December, 2012
  • Cobordism of manifolds with boundary
    Queen's University Pure Mathematics Colloquium, 7 December, 2012. Slides
  • Spectra and assembly in algebraic L-theory
    Geometric Topology Seminar MPIM, Bonn, 3 December, 2012. Slides
  • The legacy of Daniel Quillen: K-theory and Homological Algebra,
    MIT, 6-8 October, 2012, Poster.
  • 27th British Topology Meeting, Cambridge, 6-8 September, 2012
  • Applied and computational topology: ATMCS 5 ICMS, Edinburgh, 2-6 July, 2012
  • Topology and Groups, Berlin, 25-29 June, 2012
  • Bill Bruce 60 and Terry Wall 75, Liverpool, 18-22 June 2012
    An international workshop in Singularity Theory, its Applications and Future Prospects. Photos
    On the semicontinuity of the mod 2 spectrum of hypersurface singularities.
  • Oberwolfach Seminar in Surgery Theory Oberwolfach, 27 May - 2 June, 2012
    Videos. Poster. Conference website on the Manifold Atlas Project.
  • 2012 Whittaker Colloquium "Poincare, Whittaker and Ford", John Stillwell (Monash and San Francisco), 22-23 May, 2012. Video 1, Video 2
  • A Panorama of Topology: a Conference in Honor of William Browder
    Princeton, 8-11 May, 2012. Poster. Photos 1. Photos 2. Photos 3.
    On Browder's 1962 theorem on the homotopy types of differentiable manifolds: Video of lecture by A.R., Edinburgh, 17 May 2012.
    Slides. Browder's mathematical ancestors and descendants.
  • Heilbronn Conference Celebration of the 70th birthday of Elmer Rees
    Bristol, 20-21 April, 2012. Poster. Photos
    Slides Algebraic surgery and the links of complex hypersurface singularities
  • Thematic school of homotopy theory, Laboratoire Paul Painlevé, Lille 2-6 April, 2012
    4 lectures on Manifolds and quadratic forms.
    Lecture 1, Part 1 Lecture 1, Part 2
    Lecture 2
    Lecture 3, Part 1, Lecture 3, Part 2
    Lecture 4, Part 1, Lecture 4, Part 2
  • Second Abel Conference: A Mathematical Celebration of John Milnor
    IMA, Minneapolis, 30 January - 1 February, 2012, Photos
  • Opening Colloquium of the Floer Center for Geometry Bochum, 7 - 8 December, 2011.
    Klassifikation hochzusammenhängender Poincaré-Räume, Floer's 1982 Bochum Diplom thesis.
    The Poincaré duality theorem and its converse I. (Video of repeat in Edinburgh).
    The Poincaré duality theorem and its converse II. (Video of repeat in Edinburgh).
  • Aberdeen Topology Seminar, 28 November, 2011
  • Emigration of Mathematicians and Transmission of Mathematics:
    Historical Lessons and Consequences of the Third Reich

    Oberwolfach, 30 October - 5 November, 2011.
  • 26th British Topology Meeting ICMS, Edinburgh, 1-3 September, 2011.
  • New Directions in Algebraic K-theory. Oberwolfach, 15-21 May, 2011.
    On the work of Daniel Quillen (1940-2011). Lecture by Chuck Weibel at the conference.
    London Times obituary of Quillen
    London Mathematical Society Newsletter obituary (Graeme Segal)
    Guardian obituary (Graeme Segal)
    Memories of Dan Quillen for AMS Notices (Andrew Ranicki)
    Quillen memorial website (Oxford)
    Daniel Quillen AMS Notices Vol. 59, No. 10, 1392--1406 (2012).
  • The Kervaire Invariant and Stable Homotopy Theory. ICMS, Edinburgh, 25-29 April, 2011. Poster.
  • 2011 Whittaker Colloquium Topology and Data, Gunnar Carlsson (Stanford), 14 March, 2011. Video.
  • The total surgery obstruction, MPIM Bonn, 20 December, 2010.
  • The geometric Hopf invariant and surgery theory. Copenhagen, 8 December, 2010.
  • Quadratic forms and manifolds. Hamburg, 7 December 2010.
  • Journées en l'honneur de Pierre Vogel Paris, 27-28 October 2010.
  • Aspects of quadratic forms in the work of Hirzebruch and Atiyah - the director's cut. Topology seminar, Bonn, 12 October 2010.
  • Topology, Oberwolfach, 19-25 September 2010.
  • Geometry and algebra Spitalfields Day at the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 17 September 2010,
    which included the award of an RSE Honorary Fellowship to F. Hirzebruch.
    Poster. ReSourcE report. Photo album.
    A.R., Hirzebruch and Atiyah, I know my place (Class sketch from the Frost Report, 1966).
    Slides of Atiyah lecture Signature of 4-manifolds. Past, Present and Future.
    Slides of Hirzebruch lecture 125 years of the Schubert calculus (repeated with modifications in Bonn on 13 November).
    Slides of Ranicki lecture Aspects of quadratic forms in the work of Hirzebruch and Atiyah (repeated with modifications in Bonn on 12 October).
  • Geometry and Topology: in honour of John Bolton and Cherry Kearton, Durham, 20-22 June, 2010. Slides of talk.
  • Manifolds, quadratic forms and bagels, Mathematischer Kolloquium, TU-Darmstadt, 28 April 2010.
    Poster by Karl Heinrich Hofmann.
    poster collection
  • Topologie algébrique et quantique (á l'occasion du 65éme anniversaire de Pierre Vogel)
    CIRM Luminy, 19-23 April, 2010.
  • The Maslov index, the signature and bagels, Göttingen, 22 December, 2009.
  • Rigidity Workshop, Hausdorff Institute for Mathematics, Bonn, 23-27 November, 2009.
  • Patterson 60++ Göttingen, 27-29 July, 2009. Slides of talk.
  • Lewisfest, celebrating the 65th birthday of David Lewis, University College, Dublin, 23-24 July, 2009. Slides of talk.
  • Manifold perspectives. Oberwolfach, 24-30 May, 2009. Report.
  • Geometry and physics: Atiyah80. Edinburgh, 20-22 April, 2009.
  • From surgery to knots and other subjects. Symposium in memory of Michel Kervaire. Geneva, 10-13 February, 2009.
    Slides of 2 lectures on Michel Kervaire's work in surgery and knot theory, and an addendum.
  • The mathematics of knots: theory and applications. Heidelberg, 15-19 December, 2008.
  • 10th NRW Topology Meeting (Bochum, 7-8 November, 2008).
  • Algebraische und Geometrische Chirurgie-Theorie (Muenster, October-December, 2008).
    Notes by Adam Mole; errors and omissions excepted -- please email E&O's to A.R.
  • Surgery and manifold theory. Muenster, 18-20 June, 2008
  • Edinburgh Mathematical Society. Aberdeen, 2 May, 2008.
  • Maxwell Institute Colloquium on Geometry, Topology and Number Theory. Edinburgh, 24 April, 2008.
  • AMS 2008 Spring Central Section Meeting.
    Special Session on Algebraic K-theory and Nil groups in Algebra and Topology, Bloomington, Indiana, 5-6 April, 2008.
  • Abschiedskolloquium L.Smith. Goettingen, 27-29 September, 2007.
  • Homotopy theory and Lie groups. Aberdeen, 13-14 September, 2007.
  • Topological and Geometric Rigidity BIRS, 29 July - 3 August, 2007. Photo
  • Postnikov Memorial Conference, Bedlewo, Poland, 18-24 June, 2007.
    M.M.Postnikov (27 October 1927 - 27 May 2004): 60th and 70th birthday greetings, and obituary.
    Memorial page (in Russian).
  • Workshop on Nil Phenomena in Topology Vanderbilt University, 14-15 April, 2007.
  • Topology BIRS, 25 February - 2 March, 2007.
  • Frank Quinn 60th Birthday, Binghamton, 5-7 November, 2006. Photos
  • Mini-Workshop on the Hauptvermutung for High-Dimensional Manifolds. Oberwolfach, 13-19 August, 2006.
    Reading List. Photo. Report
  • Surgery Theory Past, Present and Future; a celebration of the 70th birthday of C.T.C. Wall.
    ICMS, Edinburgh, 3-5 July, 2006. Photo album.
  • Prospects in Topology Muenster, 28-29 June, 2006.
  • 5th Nordrhein Westfalen Topologie Tagung, Bielefeld, 28-29 April, 2006.
  • Trois Journés de Topologie á Orsay á l'occasion du départ á la retraite de Larry SIEBENMANN 7-9 December 2005.
    High-dimensional manifold topology then and now (slides).
  • Algebraic K- and L-theory of Infinite Groups ICMS, Edinburgh, 27 June -- 1 July, 2005. Photos
  • Joint AMS-DMV-OMG Meeting Mainz, 16 -- 19 June, 2005
  • Abschiedskolloquium R.Switzer, Goettingen, 13 May, 2005.
  • Workshop on Algebraic K-Theory, Linear Algebraic Groups and Related Structures, Bielefeld, 9-11 February, 2005.
  • Knots and their manifold stories BIRS, 8 -- 13 May, 2004. Photo
  • Oberwolfach Mini-Workshop on Exotic Homology Manifolds, 29 June -- 5 July, 2003.
    Report and Photo. Papers and books (and more conference photos) relevant to exotic homology manifolds.
  • Conference on the Topology of Manifolds of Dimensions 3 and 4
    University of Texas at Austin, 19 -- 21 May, 2003, in honour of the 60th birthday of Andrew Casson. Photos
  • 2003 Spring AMS Central Section Meeting
    Bloomington, IN, 4 -- 6 April, 2003, Special Session Codimension One Splittings of Manifolds
  • Noncommutative localization in algebra and topology, ICMS, Edinburgh, 29-30 April, 2002. Photos
    Proceedings LMS Lecture Notes 330
  • School on high-dimensional manifold topology, ICTP Trieste, 21 May - 8 June, 2001
    Notes Slides Foundations of algebraic surgery
    Notes Slides The structure set of an arbitrary space, the algebraic surgery exact sequence and the total surgery obstruction
    Notes Slides Circle valued Morse theory and Novikov homology
  • 16th British Topology Meeting, Edinburgh, 8-9 April, 2001. Topologists on top (of Arthur's Seat)
  • Quadratic Forms and Their Applications Dublin, July 5-9 1999
  • Lille, March - April 1999 Algebraic and geometric surgery theory
  • Reidemeister torsion and Seiberg-Witten theory A reading seminar, Autumn 1997
  • LMS Spitalfields Geometry Day at ICMS on Tuesday, 8 July, 1997.
    A one-day meeting to celebrate the award by Edinburgh University of an honorary degree to Dusa McDuff.
  • Topology of Manifolds and Singular Spaces Special Session,
    Spring Southeastern AMS Sectional Meeting (Memphis, Tennessee, 21-22 March, 1997)
  • Conference on Surgery and Geometric Topology (Sakado, Japan, 17-21 September, 1996)
    Conference Proceedings
    --Conference Photo --Key --Names -- Excursion to Takaragawa spa in the Gunma prefecture
    --Excursion Photo 1 -- Excursion Photo 2 --Excursion Photo 3