Knot concordance and low-dimensional manifolds

Knot concordance and low-dimensional manifolds
June 17–21, 2019, Le Croisic, France.

The goal of this conference is to strengthen the European low-dimensional topology network by bringing together researchers interested in knot concordance, and to favour the interaction with neighbouring subjects (e.g. contact topology, symplectic topology, singularity theory).


Samantha Allen (Dartmouth College)
Sebastian Baader (University of Bern)
Ana Garcia Lecuona (University of Glasgow)
Min Hoon Kim (KIAS)
Alexandra Kjuchukova (MPIM)
Lukas Lewark (University of Regensburg)
Livio Liechti (University of Fribourg)
Maÿlis Limouzineau (University of Cologne)
Allison Miller (Rice University)
Maggie Miller (Princeton University)
Matthias Nagel (University of Oxford)
Lisa Piccirillo (University of Texas at Austin)
Juanita Pinzon-Caicedo (North Carolina State University)
Wojciech Politarczyk (Warsaw University)
Jacob Rasmussen (University of Cambridge)
Arunima Ray (MPIM)
Hannah Schwartz (Bryn Mawr College)
András Stipsicz (Rényi Institute of Mathematics)
Raphael Zentner (University of Regensburg)

Schedule and poster: schedule and abstracts are now available here; a poster is available here.

Registration and funding: due to space limitation at the venue, we will only be able to welcome a limited number of participants. We therefore ask everyone to register here, and to wait for confirmation before making travel arrangements. The deadline for registration is March 31, 2019.

Travel information: Le Croisic is served by the airport of Nantes Atlantique (NTE), and by Paris airports. We recommend flying into Nantes, but flying to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) is also possible, with a train connection Le Croisic (possibly with a change within Paris and one in Nantes—we advise to check the SNCF website for train connections).

Organisers: Anthony Conway (anthonyyconway (at) and Marco Golla (marco.golla (at) You can email us at nantes.concordance (at)

Acknowledgements: the conference is supported by Défimaths, the ANR Quantact, the Department of mathemaics at the University of Nantes, Laboratoire des Mathématiques Jean Leray, the Centre Henri Lebesgue.

Défimaths Laboratoire de mathémathiques Jean Leray CNRS Centre Henri Lebesgue