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Broader Connections: Ergodic Theory and Additive Combinatorics August 21, 2008 - August 22, 2008
Registration Deadline: August 15, 2008 almost 6 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: May 21, 2008 about 6 years ago
Parent Program: Ergodic Theory and Additive Combinatorics
Organizers Ben Green (University of Cambridge), Bryna Kra (Northwestern University), Emmanuel Lesigne (University of Tours), Anthony Quas (University of Victoria), Mate Wierdl (University of Memphis)
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This two day workshop will feature expository talks on ergodic theory and additive combinatorics, aimed at advanced graduate students and new postdocs in these fields. An effort will be made to highlight the recent interactions between the fields. Female researchers are particularly encouraged to attend this workshop and will be given priority for support of travel and lodging expenses. Accommodations: 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 “Reservations and Availability” then click on “Corporate” at the bottom of the screen and enter the word “math”. Enter Group Code CGMS61 in the “Guest Comment” box, and provide requested information The cut-off date for reservations is August 6, 2008. 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: BL0000. The cut-off date for reservations is July 21, 2008.


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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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MSRI has preferred rates at the Rose Garden Inn, depending on room availability. 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 the MSRI rate on all room types available.

MSRI has preferred rates 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.

MSRI has preferred rates of $149 - $189 plus tax at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza, depending on room availability. Guests can either call the hotel's main line at 510-845-7300 and ask for the MSRI- Mathematical Science Research Inst. discount; or go to www.hotelshattuckplaza.com and click Book Now. Once on the reservation page, click “Promo/Corporate Code“ and input the code: msri.

MSRI has preferred rates of $110 - $140 at the Berkeley Lab Guest House, depending on room availability. Reservations may be made by calling 510-495-8000 or directly on their website. Select “I am an individual traveler affiliated with MSRI”.

Additional lodging options may be found on our short term housing page.

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Aug 21, 2008
Thursday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  An Introduction to Ideas and Methods of Ergodic Ramsey Theory
Vitaly Bergelson
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Harmonic Analysis and Additive Combinatorics
Izabella Laba
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  An introduction to characteristic factors in ergodic theory
Tamar Ziegler
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  An introduction to homogeneous dynamics
Akshay Venkatesh (Stanford University)
Aug 22, 2008
Friday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  An Introduction to Ideas and Methods of Ergodic Ramsey Theory
Vitaly Bergelson
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Harmonic Analysis and Additive Combinatorics
Izabella Laba
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  An introduction to characteristic factors in ergodic theory
Tamar Ziegler
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  An introduction to homogeneous dynamics
Akshay Venkatesh (Stanford University)