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Connections for Women: Geometric Group Theory August 23, 2007 - August 24, 2007
Registration Deadline: August 24, 2007 almost 17 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: May 23, 2007 about 17 years ago
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Organizers Ruth Charney, Indira Chatterji, and Karen Vogtmann
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Description
This 2-day workshop will consist of four minicourses on classical topics in geometric group theory, each consisting of two hours of lectures plus associated discussion sessions. The lecturers and topics will be: Goulnara Arzhantseva: Gromov's polynomial growth theorem Lisa Carbone: Bass-Serre/Rips theory of group actions Genevieve Walsh: Thurston's classification of surface automorphisms Anna Wienhard: Mostow rigidity Participants will be asked to contribute a one- or two-page PDF poster advertising their own research. These will be compiled into a booklet to be distributed to all registered participants. Group photo of workshop participants Click on image to open a PDF file of the workshop poster
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Students, recent PhDs, 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 23, 2007
Thursday
09:00 AM - 09:50 AM
  Mostow rigidity part I
Anna Wienhard (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences)
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
  Mostow rigidity part II
Anna Wienhard (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences)
01:30 PM - 02:20 PM
  Thurston's classification of surface automorphisms Part I
Genevieve Walsh (Tufts University)
04:00 PM - 04:50 PM
  Thurston's classification of surface automorphisms Part II
Genevieve Walsh (Tufts University)
Aug 24, 2007
Friday
09:00 AM - 09:50 AM
  Trees and Group Actions Part I
Lisa Carbone
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
  Trees and Group Actions Part I I
Lisa Carbone
01:30 PM - 02:20 PM
  Gromov's polynomial growth theorem Part I
Indira Chatterji (Université Nice Sophia-Antipolis)
04:00 PM - 04:50 PM
  Gromov's polynomial growth theorem Part II
Indira Chatterji (Université Nice Sophia-Antipolis)