April 18, 2012 - 00:55 — Anonymous

Aug 28 2012 - 00:00

Sep 1 2012 - 23:59

Venue:

The Hamilton Mathematics Institute, Trinity College Dublin

Short description of the event:

The 8th William Rowan Hamilton Geometry and Topology Workshop will held a the Hamilton Mathematics Institute (HMI), in Trinity College Dublin Ireland. The workshop will consist of a two day mini-course August 28-29, followed by a three day lecture series.

This year's topic for the workshop is Measure and asymptotics in group theory and low-dimensional geometry.

The 8th William Rowan Hamilton Geometry and Topology Conference

August 28-September 1, 2012

The Hamilton Mathematics Institute, Trinity College Dublin

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Measure and asymptotics in group theory and low-dimensional geometry

Sponsors: Boston College, the Hamilton Mathematics Institute and the National Science Foundation.

Organizing Committee: Javier Aramayona (NUI, Galway), Tom Brady (DCU), Martin Bridgeman (Boston College), Martin Bridson (Oxford), G. Robert Meyerhoff (Boston College), Dmitri Zaitsev (TCD)

Workshop website: http://www.hamilton.tcd.ie/events/gt/gt2012.htm

This is the first announcement for the 8th William Rowan Hamilton Geometry and Topology Workshop to be held a the Hamilton Mathematics Institute (HMI), in Trinity College Dublin Ireland. The workshop will consist of a two day mini-course August 28-29, followed by a three day lecture series Thursday, August 30th, through Saturday, September 1th, 2012.

This year's topic for the workshop is Measure and asymptotics in group theory and low-dimensional geometry.

Funding and Sponsors:

The workshop is co-sponsored by Boston College, the HMI and the NSF. Funding is available for graduate students and junior researchers wishing to attend the mini-course and workshop. A limited amount of funding is also available for both junior and senior researchers wishing to attend the workshop. If you would like to request travel support you can do so on the workshop website at

http://www.hamilton.tcd.ie/events/gt/gt2012/register.htm

Minicourse:

The minicourse will run August 28-29 and consist of a two-day series of lectures and discussions on Probability and randomness in low-dimensional geometry and topology given by Danny Calegari and Juan Souto. The target audience is graduate students and junior researchers.

Lecture Series

The lecture series will be August 28-September 1 and consist of a series of 50 minute talks by the below speakers. There will also be scheduled

discussion and problem sessions.

Speakers:

José Burillo (Barcelona)

Will Cavendish (Oxford)

Louis Funar (Grenoble)

Vincent Guirardel (Rennes)

Ursula Hamenstädt (Bonn)

Jeremy Kahn (Brown)

Tao Li (Boston College)

Lars Louder (Michigan)

Johanna Mangahas (Brown)

Alan Reid (Austin)

Michah Sageev (Technion)

Juan Souto (British Columbia)

Jing Tao (Utah)