A Rice faculty member since 1964, John Hempel has had a profound influence on the subject of 3-manifolds and his classic 1976 monograph, 3-Manifolds, is still a standard text on the subject. To honor him as a friend, as a colleague, and as a major contributor in our field, we dedicate this conference to him. John will be retiring in May.
Registration is required, whether or not the participant is requesting support. Please register by April 5, 2013. The conference is supported by the National Science Foundation and the Dean of Natural Sciences at Rice University. Everyone is welcome. There are no registration fees.
Young researchers (PhD students and those whose PhD was granted after 01/01/2010) are encouraged to apply for financial support. The deadline for request for support is March 22, 2013.