Low-dimensional Topology and Geometry in Toulouse

Jun 24 2013 - 09:00
Jun 28 2013 - 18:00
Venue: 

Université Paul Sabatier, Institut de mathématiques de Toulouse, Toulouse, France.

Short description of the event: 

International conference organized around topolgy and geometry in Toulouse, France, on the occasion of Michel Boileau's 60th birthday.
This event will close a thematic month dedicated to topology and symplectic/contact geometry.

On the occasion of Michel Boileau's 60th birthday, an international conference is organized around topolgy and geometry in Toulouse, France, from 24 to 28th June 2013. This area has shown rapid and spectacular progress over the last few years (the Poincaré conjecture, Thurston's geometrisation conjecture, the classification of hyperbolic manifolds, Marden's conjecture, infinite virtual Betti numbers, the virtual fibration conjecture, Heegaard-Floer homology, quantum invariants, curve complexes...). Among them, the conference will address:

* low-dimensional topology (especially dimension 3)
* hyperbolic and differential geometry
* knot theory
* applications of geometric group theory and representation theory

This conference is the last week of a thematic month dedicated to topology and symplectic/contact geometry.