SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

July 29, 2014
THE FIELDS INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
20th ANNIVERSARY YEAR
October 20–21, 2012
Algebra Days with focus on Geometric Group Theory


Herzberg Laboratories, Macphail Room, HP 4351

Organizer:
Inna Bumagin (Carleton University)

Format

This event will feature talks representing cutting-edge research. The goal of this event is to bring top specialists in geometric group theory to Carleton to introduce graduate students and researchers in group theory, low-dimensional topology, analysis, algebraic geometry and related areas to this rapidly growing field. Algebra Day has been an annual, usually one day, event since 1969.

Schedule

The talks will be in the Herzberg Laboratories, Macphail Room, HP 4351 at Carleton University.

Coffee, lunch and Reception will be served in the Board room, HP 4331

Saturday October 20
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee
11:00 – 12:00 Ján Minác
VISG – Very Important Small Galois Groups
12:15 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:30 Ilya Kapovich
On hyperbolicity of the free factor and free splitting complexes
15:00 – 16:00 Denis Osin
Group theoretic Dehn surgery
16:15 – 18:00 Reception
18:30 Dinner
Sunday October 21
9:30 - 10:00 Coffee in the Board room, HP 4331
10:00 – 11:00 Vadim Kaimanovich
Amenability and random walks
11:15 – 11:45 Nicholas Touikan
On the isomorphism problem for relatively hyperbolic groups
12:15 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:30 Daniel Wise
3-manifold groups

Sponsored by the Fields Institute, the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Algebra and Number Theory, and the School of Mathematics and Statistics, Carleton University.

List of Attendees as of October 22

Full Name University/Affiliation
Beeler, Katy Wake Forest University
Bieri, Robert University of Frankfurt and Binghamton University
Bumagin, Inna Carleton University
Dlab, Vlastimil Carleton University
Kaimanovich, Vadim University of Ottawa
Kapovich, Ilya University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Leclerc, Marc-Antoine University of Ottawa
Mehrdad, Negin University of Ottawa
Mezo, Paul Carleton University
Minα?, Jαn Western University
Neher, Erhard University of Ottawa
Osin, Denis Vanderbilt University
Pilkington, Terry Carleton University
Racine, Michel University of Ottawa
Ribes, Luis Carleton University
Salmasian, Hadi University of Ottawa
Savage, Alistair University of Ottawa
Talboom, John Carleton University
Touikan, Nicholas Parc Scientifique et Technologique de Luminy
Wise, Daniel McGill University
Zainoulline, Kirill University of Ottawa
Zhang, Ming Ming Carleton University
Zhong, Changlong University of Ottawa