Jean Morlet Chair - 2018 - Sem 1 - Walsh - Paoluzzi

Collection Jean Morlet Chair - 2018 - Sem 1 - Walsh - Paoluzzi

Geometry, Topology, and Group Theory in Low Dimensions

Géométrie, topologie et théorie des groupes de petites dimensions

​ January-June 2018


This semester focuses on the interplay between geometric group theory and geometric topology in low-dimensions. There have recently been significant advances obtained by intertwining the two fields, and there is currently an incredible amount of research being done in this direction. Hyperbolic groups, relatively hyperbolic groups, groups with planar boundary, and group representations are topics which will be investigated by the Chair and her collaborators over this six-month intensive research stay.

The large conference in February, "Structure of 3-manifold Groups", focuses on how to determine if a group is the fundamental group of a 3-manifold and also studies structures on groups inspired by structures on 3-manifolds. It features an array of speakers from around the world working on this topics.

The Research school on "3-manifolds and Geometric Group Theory" is aimed at advanced graduate students and early researchers, and strives to bring participants up-to-date on recent developments, provide depth in the individual fields, and highlight the ways that the fields interact.

The international faculty lecturing, or "Seminars", will be assisted by teaching assistants.

The final workshop on "Boundaries of Groups" brings together researchers working on a variety of answers to the fundamental question: What can the boundary of a group tell us about the group structure?

Apparaît dans la collection : Chaire Jean-Morlet

Organisateur(s) Prof. Genevieve WALSH and Prof. Luisa PAOLUZZI
Date(s) 01/01/2018 - 30/06/2018
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