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Introductory Workshop: Dynamics on Moduli Spaces of Geometric Structures January 20, 2015 - January 23, 2015
To apply for Funding you must register by: October 29, 2014 5 months ago
Parent Program: Dynamics on Moduli Spaces of Geometric Structures
Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium, Atrium
Organizers Richard Canary (University of Michigan), LEAD William Goldman (University of Maryland), Ursula Hamenstädt (Universität Bonn), Alessandra Iozzi (Eidgenössische TH Zürich-Hönggerberg)
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The deformation theory of geometric structures on manifolds  is a subfield of differential geometry and topology, with a heavy infusion of Lie theory. Its richness stems from close relations to dynamical systems, algebraic geometry, representation theory, Lie theory, partial differential equations, number theory, and complex analysis.

The introductory workshop will serve  as an overview to the  program.   It aims to familiarize graduate students, post-docs, and other researchers to the major topics of the program. There will be a number of short courses.

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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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Jan 20, 2015
Tuesday
09:15 AM - 09:30 AM
  Welcome
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Conformal Dynamics
Yves Benoist (Université de Paris XI)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Tea
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Introduction to the study of Riemannian Symmetric Spaces
Marc Burger (Eidgenössische TH Zürich-Hönggerberg)
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Anosov representations
Anna Wienhard (Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  The GL(2,R) action on moduli spaces of translation surfaces
Alexander Wright (Stanford University)
04:30 PM - 06:20 PM
  Reception
Jan 21, 2015
Wednesday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Dynamics on character varieties
Yair Minsky (Yale University)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Tea
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Conformal Dynamics
Yves Benoist (Université de Paris XI)
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Introduction to the study of Riemannian Symmetric Spaces
Marc Burger (Eidgenössische TH Zürich-Hönggerberg)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Anosov representations
Anna Wienhard (Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg)
Jan 22, 2015
Thursday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  The GL(2,R) action on moduli spaces of translation surfaces
Alexander Wright (Stanford University)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Tea
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Dynamics on character varieties
Yair Minsky (Yale University)
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Anosov representations
Anna Wienhard (Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Introduction to the study of Riemannian Symmetric Spaces
Marc Burger (Eidgenössische TH Zürich-Hönggerberg)
Jan 23, 2015
Friday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Introduction to the study of Riemannian Symmetric Spaces
Marc Burger (Eidgenössische TH Zürich-Hönggerberg)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Tea
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  The GL(2,R) action on moduli spaces of translation surfaces
Alexander Wright (Stanford University)
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Dynamics on character varieties
Yair Minsky (Yale University)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Conformal Dynamics
Yves Benoist (Université de Paris XI)