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Introductory Workshop: Geometric Group Theory August 22, 2016 - August 26, 2016

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Aug 22, 2016
Monday
09:00 AM - 09:15 AM
  Welcome
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)