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Summer Graduate School

Geometric Group Theory June 15, 2015 - June 26, 2015
Parent Program: Geometric Group Theory
Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
Organizers LEAD John Mackay (University of Bristol), Anne Thomas (University of Glasgow), Kevin Wortman (University of Utah)
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Description

The aim of this workshop is to introduce graduate students to some specific core topics which will be under study at the upcoming MSRI program on Geometric Group Theory (GGT) in 2016.  GGT encompasses a wide range of topics. The four minicourse topics, listed below, have been chosen because they are central themes in GGT and in the upcoming MSRI program. Moreover, each topic is accessible to students with a range of backgrounds: the basic definitions are straightforward, with many simple and illuminating examples to work through, yet lead through to important questions in current research.

Minicourses:
Dehn functions (Dani)
Amenability, property (T) and fixed point properitis (Furman)
CAT (0) geometry and cube complexes (Manning)
The geometry of mapping class groups and OUT(F_n) (Day)

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For eligibility and how to apply, see the Summer Graduate Workshop homepage


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Jun 15, 2015
Monday
09:00 AM - 09:15 AM
  Introduction to MSRI
09:15 AM - 10:30 AM
  Lecture
Pallavi Dani (Louisiana State University)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Break
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  Problem Class
12:15 PM - 01:45 PM
  Lunch
01:45 PM - 03:15 PM
  Lecture
Alex Furman (University of Illinois at Chicago)
03:15 PM - 03:45 PM
  Tea
03:45 PM - 05:00 PM
  Problem Class
Jun 16, 2015
Tuesday
09:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  Lecture
Pallavi Dani (Louisiana State University)
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
  Break
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
  Problem Class
12:15 PM - 01:45 PM
  Lunch
01:45 PM - 03:00 PM
  Lecture
Alex Furman (University of Illinois at Chicago)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
  Problem Class
Jun 17, 2015
Wednesday
09:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  Lecture
Pallavi Dani (Louisiana State University)
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
  Break
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
  Problem Class
11:30 AM - 02:00 PM
  BBQ Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
  Lecture
Alex Furman (University of Illinois at Chicago)
03:15 PM - 03:45 PM
  Tea
03:45 PM - 04:45 PM
  Problem Class
Jun 18, 2015
Thursday
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Lecture
Pallavi Dani (Louisiana State University)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Break
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  Problem Class
12:15 PM - 01:45 PM
  Lunch
01:45 PM - 03:15 PM
  Lecture
Alex Furman (University of Illinois at Chicago)
03:15 PM - 03:45 PM
  Tea
03:45 PM - 05:00 PM
  Problem Class
Jun 19, 2015
Friday
09:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  Lecture
Pallavi Dani (Louisiana State University)
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
  Break
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
  Problem Class
12:15 PM - 01:45 PM
  Lunch
01:45 PM - 03:00 PM
  Lecture
Alex Furman (University of Illinois at Chicago)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
  Problem Class
Jun 22, 2015
Monday
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Lecture
Jason Manning (Cornell University)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Break
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  Problem Class
12:15 PM - 01:45 PM
  Lunch
01:45 PM - 03:15 PM
  Lecture
Matthew Day (University of Arkansas)
03:15 PM - 03:45 PM
  Tea
03:45 PM - 05:00 PM
  Problem Class
Jun 23, 2015
Tuesday
09:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  Lecture
Jason Manning (Cornell University)
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
  Break
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
  Problem Class
12:15 PM - 01:45 PM
  Lunch
01:45 PM - 03:00 PM
  Lecture
Matthew Day (University of Arkansas)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
  Problem Class
Jun 24, 2015
Wednesday
09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
  Lecture
Jason Manning (Cornell University)
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
  Break
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
  Problem Class
12:15 PM - 01:45 PM
  Lunch
01:45 PM - 03:00 PM
  Lecture
Matthew Day (University of Arkansas)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Problem Class
Jun 25, 2015
Thursday
09:00 AM - 10:30 PM
  Lecture
Jason Manning (Cornell University)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Break
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  Problem Class
12:15 PM - 01:45 PM
  Lunch
01:45 PM - 03:15 PM
  Lecture
Matthew Day (University of Arkansas)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
  Problem Class
Jun 26, 2015
Friday
09:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  Lecture
Jason Manning (Cornell University)
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
  Break
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
  Problem Class
12:15 PM - 01:45 PM
  Lunch
01:45 PM - 03:00 PM
  Lecture
Matthew Day (University of Arkansas)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
  Problem Class