Groups in Madrid
30 November – 1 December 2016
Groups in Madrid is a 2-day workshop devoted to recent developments in asymptotic, combinatorial and geometric group theory. There is no registration fee to participate. Unfortunately, we won't be able to provide any finantial support or accomodation. Please, do not hesitate to contact with one of the organizers in case you have any questions.
The registration was closed on November 15th. Please contact the organizers if you want to participate. Here is the list of participants.
The talks will start on Wednesday morning (November 30) and end
before lunch time on Thursday (December 1), at Aula GRIS 2 in the
There will be a social dinner on Wednesday, at the restaurant El 26 de Libertad, located in calle Libertad 26. Here is a link to a map.
Here you can find the abstracts of the talks.
Wednesday, November 30, Aula GRIS 2, ICMAT
10:30 Pierre-Emmanuel Caprace
Title: Commensuration index growth
11:30 Coffee break
12:00 Benjamin Martin
Title: Bounded conjugation-invariant norms on groups
15:00 Ilya Kazachkov
Title: On commensurability of RAAGs
16:00 Inna Capdeboscq
Title: Generation and presentations: the Kac-Moody groups' point of view
20:30 Dinner at "El 26 de Libertad".
Thursday, December 1, Aula GRIS 2, ICMAT
10:00 Peter Kropholler
Title: Random Walks around the theory of soluble groups: lamplighters and minimax fire extinguishers.
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 Conchita Martinez-Perez
Title: Extending to Lie algebras some results on subdirect products of groups
12:30 Benjamin Klopsch
Title: The Magnus property for residually finite groups
The workshop will be held at the ICMAT (Institute for the Mathematical Sciences), a joint research institute of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and three Madrid universities. Talks will be in the Aula GRIS 2.
The ICMAT is located in the Campus Cantoblanco of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), 15 km North of downtown Madrid. The campus is connected by public transport to downtown Madrid. See here more infomation about to how to arrive.
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