The 2011 Talbot Workshop: FAQ

2011 Talbot Workshop: Non-Abelian Hodge Theory (announcement)
Plenary speaker: Carlos Simpson.
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Dates: May 1 to May 7, 2011.
Deadline: January 31, 2011 at 11:59 PM EST.

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    What is the Talbot Workshop?
    The Talbot Workshop is a weeklong workshop for young researchers. The week will be comprised of talks by participants and organized discussions during the mornings and evenings. The afternoon schedule will be kept clear for informal discussions and collaborations. The workshop discussions will have an expository character and will be aimed at graduate students and junior faculty interested in this year's workshop topic. At the same time, the workshop will host a diverse array of participants with varying backgrounds.

    Who should apply?
    The Talbot Workshop seeks to gather a diverse array of young researchers--as such, there is no strict prerequisite on an applicant's mathematical background. Those working outside the field of topology, young graduate students, and other non-experts are encouraged to apply. In the end, we will seek a good mixture of experts and non-experts.

    Do I have to give a talk at the workshop?
    A little more than half the participants of the Talbot Workshop will be giving a talk. These talks are not meant to be talks on original research, and will be assigned based on the background of the participants.

    How much funding can I receive from the workshop?
    This year's Talbot Workshop is generously supported by the NSF, but we will have limited funding and space at the workshop site. Our goal is to fund participants who require financial assistance, but we cannot guarantee funding for all.

    When is the application deadline?
    Applications must be submitted by midnight on the night of January 31st, EST.

    When will I know if I can be supported?
    We will inform participants of their acceptance, along with information regarding funding, by mid-February.

    What if I have other questions?
    Please contact talbotworkshop(at) with any questions. We will reply as soon as we can to any questions or requests, but please allow for up to a week for a response.

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