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Geometric and Topological Aspects of Group Theory May 08, 2000 - May 12, 2000
Registration Deadline: January 12, 2001 over 18 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: February 08, 2000 about 19 years ago
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Organizers Roger Alperin, Marc Culler, Benson Farb, and Peter Shalen

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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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May 08, 2000
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  The topology at infinity of Out(F_n)
Mark Feighn (Rutgers University)
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  CAT(0) cube complexes and the Kropholler-Roller conjecture
Michah Sageev
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  Ends and boundaries of groups
Geoffrey Mess
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  Abelian subgroups of Out(F_n)
Mike Handel
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  Canonical splittings of groups and of 3-manifolds
Peter Scott
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  CAT(0) structures on 3-manifold groups
Hyam Rubinstein
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  Boundary slopes of knots, and 3-manifolds with cyclic fundamental group
Peter Shalen
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  Smallish knots in small 3-manifolds
Marc Culler
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  Dimensions of CAT(0) E(G) and underline[Macro error: Can't evaluate the expression because the name "E" hasn't been defined.] (G) spaces
Noel Brady (University of Oklahoma)
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  Uniform exponential growth
Roger Alperin
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  Pushouts (after Serre and Gersten-Stallings)
Benson Farb
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  Van Kampen's embedding obstruction for discrete groups
Mladen Bestvina (University of Utah)
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  Quasi-actions on trees
Lee Mosher (Rutgers University)
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  The large scale geometry of graphs of groups
Kevin Whyte
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  Combings of groups and grammatical complexity
Martin Bridson (University of Oxford)
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  The geometry of spaces of finite labelled trees
Karen Vogtmann (University of Warwick)
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  Automorphisms of Coxeter groups
Ruth Charney (Brandeis University)
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  Negative curvature and residual finiteness
Dani Wise