SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES
|August 25, 2016|
Mini-conference and Workshop on Concentration Phenomenon, Transformation Groups, and Ramsey Theory
October 20-22, 2003
to be held at the University of Ottawa
Organizers:Thierry Giordano, David Handelman and Vladimir Pestov (University of Ottawa).
Invited Workshop Speakers:
The workshop will consist of a series of lectures, directed at graduate
students and mathematicians and requiring no specific background, concerning
dynamics and geometry of `large,' `infinite-dimensional' groups, in
particular interactions between the phenomenon of concentration of measure
on high-dimensional structures, actions of large groups on compact spaces,
and combinatorial Ramsey-type results. `Large' groups at the centre
of attention incude infinite unitary groups of Hilbert spaces and von
Neumann algebras, various groups of automorphisms of measure spaces
and measurable equivalence relations, groups of homeomorphisms and isometries,
groups of automorphisms of various countable structures (graphs, Boolean
algebras...), etc. The concepts, results and techniques from this area
could benefit mathematicians working in a broad variety of disciplines.
A schedule is available here.
Funding support is available for graduate student to partially cover local expenses and travel. Some funding may also be available to postdocs depending on budget constraints. An online funding application is available here. Application deadline: September 9, 2003, but late applications will be considered if funds are available.
A block of rooms has been reserved at:
The special conference rate: $105.00 + 12 % tax, single, double, or
triple room share.We ask the participants to make reservation directly
with the hotel by mentioning the above special rate for the workshop.
Please note that the above rates will only be guaranteed by the hotel
until September 18, 2003.
For additional information contact gensci(PUT_AT_SIGN_HERE)fields.utoronto.ca