Research activities: March 31 - April 13,
Workshop: March 31 - April 4, 2014
these 2 weeks research activity we plan to bring together researchers
interested in residually finite groups and various geometric aspects of
computation with infinite groups. They will include
specialists in geometric group theory, operator algebras, symbolic
dynamics, and low-dimensional topology. In recent years there was a
spectacular boost of interaction between these areas and mathematicians
working in different fields require such an international event to
satisfy their common interest.
At the workshop, we will present a unified view on the actual state of
art in algorithmic aspects of discrete groups, which should stimulate an
exchange of ideas and promote collaboration between the participants.
We plan to invite 30-35 senior mathematicians, 10-15 graduate students
and postdocs, and to offer 2 introductory mini-courses, each consisting
of 4-5 lectures (see a brief description below), and
10-12 additional talks. The mini-courses will be aimed at the audience
having no prior background in that field and should be of interest to
algebraists, logicians, and geometers.
Mini-course I: Geometry of residually finite groups - M.
Bridson (Oxford), A. Miasnikov (New York).
Mini-course II: Introduction to the space of marked groups - Y.
Cornulier (Paris), V. Guirardel (Rennes).
* - to be confirmed
Arzhantseva (Vienna), Olga
Kharlampovich (New York), Alexei
Miasnikov (New York).
you are interested in participation, please contact the organizers. For tourist
information, please visit the ESI’s website on that topic.