Lectures and conferences
Topology Seminars in Edinburgh
Scottish Topology Seminar
British Mathematics Colloquium, St. Andrews, 11-14 June 2018
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.
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.
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
Science of Beauty, Royal Society of Edinburgh, 10-11 November, 2015
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
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet, Munich, 18 June, 2015
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.
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.
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.
On the semicontinuity of the mod 2 spectrum of hypersurface singularities.
Oberwolfach Seminar in Surgery Theory
Oberwolfach, 27 May - 2 June, 2012
Conference website on the Manifold Atlas Project.
2012 Whittaker Colloquium
"Poincare, Whittaker and Ford", John Stillwell
(Monash and San Francisco), 22-23 May, 2012.
A Panorama of Topology: a Conference in Honor of William Browder
Princeton, 8-11 May, 2012. Poster.
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
Celebration of the 70th birthday of Elmer Rees
Bristol, 20-21 April, 2012. Poster.
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.
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
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.
2011 Whittaker Colloquium
Topology and Data, Gunnar Carlsson (Stanford), 14 March, 2011.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Geometry and physics: Atiyah80. Edinburgh, 20-22 April, 2009.
From surgery to knots and other subjects.
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).
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.
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
Memorial Conference, Bedlewo, Poland,
18-24 June, 2007.
M.M.Postnikov (27 October 1927 - 27 May 2004):
70th birthday greetings,
on Nil Phenomena in Topology Vanderbilt University, 14-15
BIRS, 25 February - 2 March, 2007.
Binghamton, 5-7 November, 2006.
on the Hauptvermutung for High-Dimensional Manifolds. Oberwolfach, 13-19 August, 2006.
Theory Past, Present and Future; a celebration of the
70th birthday of C.T.C. Wall.
Edinburgh, 3-5 July, 2006.
in Topology Muenster, 28-29 June, 2006.
Nordrhein Westfalen Topologie Tagung, Bielefeld, 28-29 April,
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).
K- and L-theory of Infinite Groups
ICMS, Edinburgh, 27 June -- 1 July, 2005. Photos
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
Mini-Workshop on Exotic Homology Manifolds, 29 June -- 5
Report and Photo. Papers and
books (and more conference photos) relevant to exotic
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.
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
Lecture Notes 330
School on high-dimensional manifold topology, ICTP Trieste,
21 May - 8 June, 2001
Notes Slides Foundations of
Notes Slides The structure set of an
arbitrary space, the algebraic surgery exact sequence and the total
Notes Slides Circle valued Morse
theory and Novikov homology
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
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
Conference on Surgery and Geometric Topology (Sakado, Japan,
17-21 September, 1996)
--Conference Photo --Key --Names
-- Excursion to Takaragawa spa in the Gunma prefecture
--Excursion Photo 1 --
Excursion Photo 2 --Excursion Photo 3