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Topics in Teichmuller Theory and Kleinian Groups November 12, 2007 - November 16, 2007
Registration Deadline: November 02, 2007 over 9 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: August 12, 2007 almost 10 years ago
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Organizers Jeff Brock, Ken Bromberg, Richard Canary, Howard Masur, Alan Reid, Maryam Mirzakhani, and John Smillie

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This five-day conference, which will serve as the main research conference for the MSRI program in Teichmüller theory and Kleinian groups, will attempt to take stock of the work and results of participants of the program, as well as to incorporate outside perspectives. The conference, which will include roughly 25 main speakers from a broad variety of focus areas, will make the case for a continued modernization of the connections between these two fields which have undergone such dramatic changes in recent years. Ample time will be provided for discussion in between talks, and communicating across these two fields will be emphasized.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel Durant. Please mention the workshop name and reference the following code when making reservations via phone, fax or e-mail: X00000. The cut-off date for reservations is October 12, 2007. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Rose Garden Inn. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-992-9005 OR directly on their website. Click on Corporate at the bottom of the screen and when prompted enter code MATH (this code is not case sensitive). By using this code a new calendar will appear and will show MSRI rate on all room types available. The following Group Code should be entered in the "Comment" field when booking through our Website. Group Code = CGMS53. Please note: The Original Queen room type does not have an in-room T1 connection, but we do have WIFI available in our main lobby area. The cut-off date for reservations is October 19, 2007.

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To apply for funding, you must register by the funding application deadline displayed above.

Students, recent Ph.D.'s, women, and members of underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Funding awards are typically made 6 weeks before the workshop begins. Requests received after the funding deadline are considered only if additional funds become available.

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A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel Durant. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-238-7268. When making reservations, guests must request the MSRI preferred rate. If you are making your reservations on line, please go to this link and enter the promo/corporate code MSRI123. Our preferred rate is $129 per night for a Deluxe Queen/King, based on availability.

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Nov 12, 2007
09:15 AM - 10:30 AM
  Rank of the Fundamental Group and Heegaard Genus of Thick Mon-Haken Hyperbolic 3-manifolds
Juan Souto (Institut de Recherche Mathematique (IRMAR))
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Ergodic Properties of Surface Flows
Corinna Ulcigrai (University of Bristol)
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Cross Ratios and Identities for Higher Teichmüller-Thurston Theory
François Labourie (Universite de Nice Sophia Antipolis)
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Hyperbolic Geometry and Heegaard Splittings
Hossein Namazi
04:45 PM - 05:45 PM
  Cannon-Thurston Maps
Mahan Mitra
Nov 13, 2007
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Positivity of the Universal Pairing in 3 Dimensions, and the Topological Cauchy-Schwarz Inequality
Danny Calegari (University of Chicago)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Geometry and Topology of Geometric Limits
Teruhiko Soma
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  Counting Periodic Teichmüller Geodesics in Odd Strata
Ursula Hamenstädt (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn)
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  Grafting Rays and Teichmüller Geodesics
Kasra Rafi (University of Toronto)
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  The Length Spectrum of a Flat Metric
Moon Duchin (Tufts University)
Nov 14, 2007
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Some Remarks on Translation Surfaces in Genus 3
Pascal Hubert
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  Slow Divergence and Unique Ergodicity
Yitwah Cheung (San Francisco State University)
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  The action of mapping class group on the Teichmüller space of the Punctured Hyperbolic Solenoid
Vladimir Markovic
Nov 15, 2007
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Volumes of hyperbolic 3-manifolds
David Gabai (Princeton University)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Asymptotics of foliations and ideal boundaries of pseudo-Anosov flows
Sergio Fenley
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Pants in 3-manifolds
Ian Agol (University of California, Berkeley)
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Hyperbolic planes in the curve complex
Christopher Leininger (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
  Billiards in genus two: volumes and counting problems
Matthew Bainbridge
Nov 16, 2007
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Dynamics on an infinite surface with the lattice property
Patrick Hooper
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Algebraic periodicity and translation surfaces
Kariane Calta
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  The Zariski closure of a Bers slice
David Dumas (University of Illinois at Chicago)
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Geometry of the Thin Part of the Moduli Space: Teichmüller Geodesics and Random Walks
Maryam Mirzakhani (Stanford University)