The theory of braids is an active area of research at the interface between algebra, topology and geometry, and has various applications to other domains of mathematics and the sciences. Recently, fundamental and surprising connections between braid groups, configuration spaces and homotopy theory have come to light, and have stimulated the mutual development of each of these topics. The focus of the meeting "Braid groups, configuration spaces and homotopy theory" will be on these three areas and the interplay between them.

This is an ICM2018 Satellite Conference. More information about the ICM2018 may be found on the official homepage of the International Congress of Mathematicians.



Scientific Committee

  • Jon Berrick (National University of Singapore, Singapore) 
  • Fred Cohen (University of Rochester, USA) 
  • Ralph Cohen (Stanford University, USA)
  • John Guaschi (Université de Caen, France)
  • Luis Paris (Université de Bourgogne, France) 
  • Vladimir Vershinin (University of Montpellier II, France)
  • Jie Wu (National University of Singapore, Singapore)

Organising Committee

  • Daciberg Lima Gonçalves (IME-USP, Brazil) 
  • Jesus Gonzalez (CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico)
  • John Guaschi (Université de Caen, France) 
  • Eduardo Hoefel (Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil) 
  • Oscar Ocampo (Federal University of Bahia, Brazil) 
  • Jie Wu (National University of Singapore, Singapore)