SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

September  2, 2014

Mini-conference and Workshop on Concentration Phenomenon, Transformation Groups, and Ramsey Theory

October 20-22, 2003

to be held at the University of Ottawa

Schedule (tentative)

All Lectures will take place in Lamoureux Hall. A map of the University of Ottawa Campus is available here.

Monday, October 20th

8:30 a.m. Room 124 Registration and coffee
8:50 - 9:00 a.m. Room 124 Welcome and introduction
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Room 124
S. Solecki (Urbana)
Actions of Borel groups
10:30 -11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Room 220
S. Szarek (Case Western Reserve U. and Paris VI)
The concentration of measure phenomenon and how it relates to various ensembles of random matrices.
12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Room 220
V. Pestov (Ottawa)
Uniform structures and oscillations of functions on topological groups.
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Break
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Room 124
First discussion and open problem session
Tuesday, October 21
8:30 - 9:50 a.m. Room 106 V. Milman (Tel-Aviv)
Phenomena arising in high dimensions
9:50 - 10:05 a.m.   Break
10:05 - 11:25 a.m
Room 106
V.V. Uspenskij (Ohio)
The universal Urysohn metric space and its group of isometries.
11:25 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 - 2:45 p.m. Room 121 Eli Glasner (Tel-Aviv)
Universal minimal flows.
2:45 - 3:15 p.m Break
3:15 - 4:45 p.m.
Room 121
T. Giordano (Ottawa)
Extremely amenable groups related to operator algebras and ergodic theory.
Wednesday, October 22
8:30 - 9:50 a.m.
Room 220

A. Vershik (Steklov Institute, St. Petersburg)
Randomness and universality in the category of Polish spaces

9:50 - 10:05 a.m.

Break

10:05 - 11:25 a.m
Room 220

B. Weiss (Hebrew University)
Groups of homeomorphisms with dense conjugacy classes.

11:25 - 1:15 p.m.

Lunch

1:15 - 2:45 p.m. Room 390

S. Todorcevic (Paris VII)
Structural Ramsey theory and dynamics of automorphism groups (tentative title)

2:45 - 3:15 p.m

Break

3:15 - 4:30 p.m.
Room 390

Second discussion and open problem session