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Introductory Workshop on Quantitative Geometry August 22, 2011 - August 26, 2011

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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 Hamenstädt (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