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 should sign up at the BMS website and then apply via the separate application form under the link below. The deadline for applications with requests for funding expired March 7, 2018 and funding decisions have been taken.

However until May 13 you can still apply for participation and since there may be cancellations by funded participants we still collect the data relevant for funding as well.

Application Deadline: May 13, 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.

For participants with children of up to 6 years, there will be day care opportunities if requested well 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.