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Introductory Workshop: Geometric Group Theory August 22, 2016 - August 26, 2016
To apply for Funding you must register by: May 22, 2016 over 1 year ago
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Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium, Atrium
Organizers Martin Bridson (University of Oxford), Benson Farb (University of Chicago), LEAD zlil sela (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Karen Vogtmann (University of Warwick)
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This will be an introductory workshop to the MSRI jumbo program Geometric Group Theory being held during the Fall Semester of 2016. The purpose of the workshop is to provide an overview of key areas of research to be covered in the program, including an introduction to open problems of current interest. Poster Session: If you are interested in presenting a poster, please sign up by clicking HERE   Group Photo
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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 Hotel Durant, depending on room availability. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-238-7268 OR directly on their website. When making reservations, guests must request the MSRI preferred rate. Click on "Promo/Corporate Code" at the top of the page and enter the code 123MSRI (this code is not case sensitive).

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Aug 22, 2016
Monday
09:00 AM - 09:15 AM
  Welome
09:15 AM - 10:30 AM
  Mapping class groups and Out(F_n)
Mladen Bestvina (University of Utah)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Break
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Hyperbolic-like behaviour of groups
Koji Fujiwara (Kyoto University)
12:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  Lunch
02:30 PM - 03:20 PM
  Topological dimension of the boundaries of some hyperbolic Out(Fn)-graphs
Camille Horbez (Université de Paris XI)
03:20 PM - 03:50 PM
  Tea
03:50 PM - 04:40 PM
  Hyperbolic group extensions
Spencer Dowdall (Vanderbilt University)
Aug 23, 2016
Tuesday
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  The geometry of CAT(0) spaces
Ruth Charney (Brandeis University)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Break
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Special cube complexes and the virtual Haken conjecture
Jason Manning (Cornell University)
12:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  Lunch
02:30 PM - 03:20 PM
  Counting loxodromics for hyperbolic actions
Samuel Taylor (Yale University)
03:20 PM - 03:50 PM
  Tea
03:20 PM - 03:50 PM
  Poster Session
03:50 PM - 04:40 PM
  The poset of acylindrically hyperbolic structures on a group
Denis Osin (Vanderbilt University)
04:40 PM - 06:20 PM
  Reception
Aug 24, 2016
Wednesday
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Recognizing 3-manifold groups by their finite quotients
Alan Reid (Rice University)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Break
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Surface subgroups
Henry Wilton (Center for Mathematical Sciences)
Aug 25, 2016
Thursday
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Amenability and fixed point properties
Cornelia Drutu (University of Oxford)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Break
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Decision problems
Martin Bridson (University of Oxford)
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
  Lunch
01:30 PM - 02:20 PM
  Random groups and large-scale geometry
John Mackay (University of Bristol)
02:30 PM - 03:20 PM
  Proper affine actions of right-angled Coxeter groups
Fanny Kassel (Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHES))
03:30 PM - 03:50 PM
  Tea
Aug 26, 2016
Friday
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Arithmetic groups: geometry and cohomology
Kevin Wortman (University of Utah)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Break
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Homological stability, representation stability, and FI-modules
Thomas Church (Stanford University)
12:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  Lunch
02:30 PM - 03:20 PM
  Extending to Lie algebras some results on subdirect products of groups
Conchita Martinez Perez (Universidad de Zaragoza)
03:20 PM - 03:50 PM
  Tea
03:50 PM - 04:40 PM
  Monster groups acting on CAT(0) spaces
Rémi Coulon (Université de Rennes I)