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Connections for Women in Quantitative Geometry August 18, 2011 - August 19, 2011
Registration Deadline: August 18, 2011 over 3 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: May 15, 2011 over 3 years ago
Parent Program: Quantitative Geometry
Organizers Keith Ball* (University College London), Eva Kopecka (Mathematical Institute, Prague), Assaf Naor (Courant Institute), and Yuval Peres (Microsoft Research)
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Description This workshop will provide an introduction to the program on Quantitative Geometry. There will be several short lecture series, given by speakers chosen for the accessibility of their lectures, designed to introduce non-specialists or students to some of the major themes of the program. At present we hope to have lectures on 3 of the following:
  1. Lipschitz extension problems
  2. Geometric group theory
  3. Connections with algorithm design
  4. Geometric aspects of harmonic analysis
  5. Embeddings of metric spaces
  6. Non-linear functional analysis
 

Accommodation:

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.


New, completely renovated Hotel Shattuck Plaza has rooms available for you!
MSRI’s preferred rate is $135. Guests can either call the hotel’s main line, 510-845-7300, and ask for the MSRI rate or go to http://www.hotelshattuckplaza.com, click on "Corporate Rates" in the reservation screen and type the code “msri11”.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel Durant. Please mention MSRI and the workshop name when making reservations via phone, fax or e-mail. If you are making your reservations on line, please go to Hotel Durant website, choose your dates of stay and enter the "123MSRI" promo code in the box. The cut-off date for reservations is Midnight on the day of Tuesday, July 19, 2011. The rate is $110 per night plus tax.


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Aug 18, 2011
Thursday
09:25 AM - 09:40 AM
  Welcome to MSRI
09:40 AM - 10:40 AM
  Products of Projections I
Eva Kopecka
10:40 AM - 11:10 AM
  Tea
11:10 AM - 12:10 PM
  Metric Distortion in Groups I
Ursula Hamenstädt (Universität Bonn)
12:10 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Symmetrization in Analysis I
Almut Burchard (University of Toronto)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Tangents of Null Sets and of Sets of Positive Measure
Marianna Csornyei (University College)
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
  Panel Discussion
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
  Dinner at Taste of the Himalayas
Aug 19, 2011
Friday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Symmetrization in Analysis II
Almut Burchard (University of Toronto)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Tea
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Tangents of Null Sets and of Sets of Positive Measure
Marianna Csornyei (University College)
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Products of Projections II
Eva Kopecka
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Metric Distortion in Groups II
Ursula Hamenstädt (Universität Bonn)