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Introductory Workshop on Quantitative Geometry August 22, 2011 - August 26, 2011
Registration Deadline: August 22, 2011 about 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
Quantitative Geometry deals with geometric questions in which quantitative or asymptotic considerations occur. The workshop will provide a mathematical introduction, a foretaste, of the many themes this exciting topic comprises: geometric group theory, theory of Lipschitz functions, large scale and coarse geometry, embeddings of metric spaces, quantitative aspects of Banach space theory, geometric measure theory and of isoperimetry, and more.
 

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 Friday, July 22, 2011. The rate is $110 per night plus tax.


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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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Schedule
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Aug 22, 2011
Monday
09:25 AM - 09:40 AM
  Welcome
09:40 AM - 10:40 AM
  The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Algebraic Topology
Shmuel Weinberger (University of Chicago)
10:40 AM - 11:10 AM
  Tea
11:10 AM - 12:10 PM
  Noise Sensitivity of Polynomial Threshold Functions
Danial Kane (Harvard University)
12:10 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Differentiability and Bilipschitz Embedding in Banach Spaces
Bruce Kleiner (New York University, Courant Institute)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Optimal Transport and Applications to Functional Inequalities
Alessio Figalli (University of Texas)
Aug 23, 2011
Tuesday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Tangent Measures and Applications
Tatiana Toro (University of Washington)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Tea
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Progress and Problems in the Theory of Random Matrices
Van Vu
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Invariant Subsets on Homogeneous Spaces
Yves Benoist (Université Paris-Sud (Orsay))
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Contraction of Areas and Homotopy Types of Mappings
Larry Guth
04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
  Reception
Aug 24, 2011
Wednesday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Approximate Groups and Hilbert 5th Problem
Emmanuel Breuillard (Université Paris-Sud (Orsay))
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Tea
Aug 25, 2011
Thursday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Lp-Cohomology and Pinching
Pierre Pansu
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Tea
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Commutators of Operators on Banach Spaces
William Johnson (Texas A & M University)
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Games with Entanglement
Oded Regev
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Contracting Geodesics
Ursula Hamenstaedt (Universität Bonn)
Aug 26, 2011
Friday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  L^2 Betti Numbers of Closed Manifolds
Andrzej Zuk
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Tea
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Isoperimetric Filling Problems and Large Scale Geometry
Stefan Wenger
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Singularities and Dynamics of Mean Curvature Flow
Tobias Colding (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea