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Introduction to Geometric Group Theory August 27, 2007 - August 31, 2007

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Aug 27, 2007
Monday
09:00 AM - 09:50 AM
  Geometric Group Theory by Example
James Cannon
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
  Coxeter and Artin groups
Ruth Charney (Brandeis University)
01:00 PM - 01:50 PM
  A crash course on mapping class groups, I: Algebra versus topology
Benson Farb (University of Illinois)
02:00 PM - 02:50 PM
  Cohomology of Coxeter groups and buildings
Michael Davis (Ohio State University)
03:45 PM - 04:45 PM
  Homomorphisms to mapping class groups
Daniel Groves
Aug 28, 2007
Tuesday
09:00 AM - 09:50 AM
  Quasi-isometric rigidity
Bruce Kleiner
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
  Finiteness properties and Bestvina-Brady Morse theory
Ian Leary
01:00 PM - 01:50 PM
  Curvature in Group Theory
James Cannon
02:00 PM - 02:50 PM
  Automorphisms of Graph Products
Kim Ruane
03:45 PM - 04:45 PM
  An introduction to Thompson's group F
Jennifer Taback
Aug 29, 2007
Wednesday
09:00 AM - 09:50 AM
  Coxeter and Artin groups
Ruth Charney (Brandeis University)
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
  A crash course in mapping class groups, II: Moduli space and the Thurston Classification
Benson Farb (University of Illinois)
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
  Quasi-isometric rigidity
Bruce Kleiner
Aug 30, 2007
Thursday
09:00 AM - 09:50 AM
  Finiteness properties and Bestvina-Brady Morse theory
Ian Leary
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
  Curvature and Group Algorithms
James Cannon
01:00 PM - 01:50 PM
  Coxeter and Artin groups
Ruth Charney (Brandeis University)
03:45 PM - 04:35 PM
  SL(n,Z[t]) is not FP_(n-1)
Kevin Wortman (University of Utah)
Aug 31, 2007
Friday
09:00 AM - 09:50 AM
  Quasi-isometric rigidity
Bruce Kleiner
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
  A crash course on mapping class groups, II: The Torelli group
Benson Farb (University of Illinois)
01:00 PM - 01:50 PM
  Finiteness properties and Bestvina-Brady Morse theory
Ian Leary
02:00 PM - 02:50 PM
  Triangle, Squares and Biautomaticity
Jon McCammond (University of California, Santa Barbara)
03:45 PM - 04:35 PM
  Subgroup separability in residually free groups
Henry Wilton