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 (TelAviv)
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 (TelAviv)
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
