The event will focus on topics in homotopy theory and its applications to algebraic and arithmetic geometry, manifold theory and algebraic K-theory. There will be two consecutive weeks devoted to the following topics.

Equivariant homotopy theory and K-theory
18-22 June 2018

Motivic homotopy groups of spheres III
25 - 29 June 2018

Each week is a workshop with an integrated summer school. In each week on Monday, Tuesday and on Wednesday afternoon we will have summer school lectures. These are primarily directed to PhD students and young PostDocs, but are open to all participants. There will also be accompanying tutorials and question sessions.

Summer School 1:
18 - 20 June 

Applications of topological cyclic homology and cyclotomic spectra
• Akhil Mathew (U Chicago)

Global homotopy theory
• Stefan Schwede (U Bonn)

Assembly maps and trace methods
• Marco Varisco (U Albany)

Summer School 2:
25 - 27 June 

An introduction to A^1 homotopy theory from an infinity-categorical viewpoint
• Florian Strunk (U Regensburg)
• Georg Tamme (U Regensburg)
• Tutor: Elden Elmanto

After the school part in each week there will be a workshop (Wednesday morning, Thursday, Friday). The summer school particpants are strongly encouraged to stay for the workshop as well.

For up-to-date information about the workshop and the summer school please visit


Registration and Application

Senior researchers, i.e. those who completed their Ph.D. in or before the year 2015, may register for the summer school and the workshops here.

Junior researchers need to apply via the online application form here.

In order to access the application form, you first have to register: Go to Registration.
Online application is available here from 7 February 2018 to 7 March 2018.

If you are interested in childcare services during the event, please mention this in your registration/application or get in touch with the organizers as early as possible.

Application Deadline: 7 March 2018

During the application you will be asked to upload two pdf-files. A scientific CV and a short letter of interest (half a page), where you should explain your motivation to participate in the event. You will also be asked to provide the contact information of one recommender. The BMS will automatically send your recommender an email asking her/him for a short letter/email.

Hotel rooms (twin rooms) have been reserved from 17-30 June 2018 for participants from outside Berlin. Financial support for travel costs and accomodation may be offered to selected participants if applied for in the application. For participants with children of up to 6 years, there will be day care opportunities if requested in advance in the application.


Andrew Blumberg (U Texas, Austin)
Teena Gerhardt (Michigan State)
Mike Hill (UCLA)
Marc Levine (U Duisburg/Essen)
Holger Reich (FU Berlin)
Oliver Röndigs (U Osnabrück)
Paul Arne Østvær (U Oslo)

Please direct scientific questions about the school to the organizers and administrative questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.