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Connections for Women: Geometric Group Theory August 17, 2016 - August 19, 2016
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Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium, Atrium
Organizers LEAD Ruth Charney (Brandeis University), Indira Chatterji (Université Nice Sophia-Antipolis), Mark Feighn (Rutgers University), Talia Fernos (University of North Carolina)
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This three-day workshop will feature talks by six prominent female mathematicians on a wide range of topics in geometric group theory.  Each speaker will give two lectures, separated by a break-out session during which participants will meet in small groups to discuss ideas presented in the first lecture.   The workshop is open to all mathematicians.    Group Photo
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  • geometric group theory

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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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Aug 17, 2016
Wednesday
09:00 AM - 09:10 AM
  Welcome
09:10 AM - 10:10 AM
  Quasi-isometric rigidity
Tullia Dymarz (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
10:10 AM - 10:30 AM
  Break
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
  Discussion Groups
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  Quasi-isometric rigidity
Tullia Dymarz (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Visual and Tits Boundaries of CAT(0) spaces
Kim Ruane (Tufts University)
03:00 PM - 03:15 PM
  Tea Break
03:15 PM - 04:05 PM
  Discussion Groups
04:15 PM - 05:15 PM
  Visual and Tits Boundaries of CAT(0) spaces
Kim Ruane (Tufts University)
Aug 18, 2016
Thursday
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  CAT(0) Cube Complexes and Low Dimensional Cohomology
Talia Fernos (University of North Carolina)
10:10 AM - 10:30 AM
  Break
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
  Discussion Groups
11:20 AM - 12:10 PM
  CAT(0) Cube Complexes and Low Dimensional Cohomology
Talia Fernos (University of North Carolina)
12:10 PM - 01:20 PM
  Lunch
01:20 PM - 02:20 PM
  Sofic groups - an introduction
Kate Juschenko (Northwestern University)
02:30 PM - 03:20 PM
  Discussion Groups
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Sofic groups - an introduction
Kate Juschenko (Northwestern University)
04:30 PM - 04:45 PM
  Tea Break
04:45 PM - 06:15 PM
  Panel Discussion
07:00 PM - 08:15 PM
  Dinner at the Taste of Himlayas
Aug 19, 2016
Friday
09:10 AM - 10:10 AM
  Growth of groups
Moon Duchin (Tufts University)
10:10 AM - 10:30 AM
  Break
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
  Discussion Groups
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  Growth of groups
Moon Duchin (Tufts University)
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Fiberations of free-by-cyclic groups
Yael Algom-Kfir (University of Haifa)
03:00 PM - 03:15 PM
  Tea Break
03:15 PM - 04:05 PM
  Discussion groups
04:15 PM - 05:05 PM
  Fiberations of free-by-cyclic groups
Yael Algom-Kfir (University of Haifa)