Meetings/Workshops on Group Theory in Canada

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BIRS Workshop — Poisson Geometry, Lie Groupoids and Differentiable Stacks
05 Jun 2022 - 10 Jun 2022 • Banff, Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station (BIRS) for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery
Event listing ID:
1439264
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BIRS Workshop — Arithmetic Aspects of Algebraic Groups
12 Jun 2022 - 17 Jun 2022 • Banff, Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station (BIRS) for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery
Event listing ID:
1439329
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Workshop on the Geometry and Dynamics of Groups of Transformations
16 Jan 2023 - 20 Jan 2023 • The Fields Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Organizer:
The Fields Institute
Abstract:
This workshop will further explore interactions between set theory, Ramsey theory, and the geometry and dynamics of Polish groups. An emphasis will be placed on the large scale geometry and dynamics of homeomorphism groups, mapping class groups of spaces of infinite type, and of automorphism groups of countable structures. It will also include work on automatic continuity in the context of transformation groups.
Event listing ID:
1461196
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Measured group theory
06 Mar 2023 - 17 Mar 2023 • Montréal, Canada
Organizer:
CRM / Université de Montréal
Abstract:
Measured group theory looks at groups from a probabilistic perspective, by studying their actions on probability spaces up to orbit equivalence. It turns out that the orbit equivalence relations of these actions can remember information about the group, which has yielded classification and rigidity results, as well as new invariants such as cost, |^2-Betti numbers, and ergodic dimension. Initiated by Gromov and Zimmer, the subject has become a very fruitful area of research over the last 25 years. One reason for this is that to study the orbit equivalence relation of an action, one tries to measurably equip the orbits with various combinatorial and geometric structures (graphs, trees, CW-complexes) and investigate their characteristics (colorings, matchings, ends, |^2-Betti numbers), which often requires machinery from the corresponding subjects, and also contributes back to these subjects with new results. This two-way traffic has established new connections between Measured Group Theory and various different areas, including ergodic theory, descriptive set theory, probability theory, combinatorics, geometric group theory, Lie groups, and von Neumann algebras.
Event listing ID:
1482352
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Mini-School — Huge groups
03 Apr 2023 - 06 Apr 2023 • Montréal, Canada
Organizer:
CRM / Université de Montréal
Abstract:
This mini-school focuses on “huge” groups, such as the Cremona group and its subgroups, the homeomorphism group of a surface, the mapping class group of an infinite-type surface, a general Artin group. They can be studied through non-proper actions on nonpositively or negatively curved combinatorial spaces.
Event listing ID:
1482373
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Geometry of subgroups
15 May 2023 - 26 May 2023 • Montréal, Canada
Organizer:
CRM / Université de Montréal
Abstract:
Understanding the geometry of the finitely generated subgroups of a group informs our understanding of that group significantly. For example, some hyperbolic groups enjoy the property that every finitely generated subgroup is quasi-convex. Groups which are incoherent and groups which are algebraically fibered do not have this property. This conference aims to explore some of the many directions in this field, including quasi-convexity in other contexts.
Event listing ID:
1482405
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3-manifold groups
05 Jun 2023 - 16 Jun 2023 • Montréal, Canada
Organizer:
CRM / Université de Montréal
Abstract:
This workshop focuses on several themes related to the fundamental groups of 3-manifolds. The themes include: the theory character varieties, Thurston norm polytopes and fibrations, orderability, profinite rigidity, and variations on the Cannon conjecture. The first week of the workshop will feature mini-courses by Ian Biringer (Boston College), Michelle Chu (Minnesota), Nathan Dunfield (Illinois-Urbana), and Daniel Groves (Illinois-Chicago). The second week will be devoted to research talks.
Event listing ID:
1482382
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Cubes and combinatorial non-positive curvature
19 Jun 2023 - 30 Jun 2023 • Montréal, Canada
Organizer:
CRM / Université de Montréal
Abstract:
The mini-courses and research talks will address several themes, including: nonpositively-curved cube complexes, median spaces, (coarsely) Helly spaces and groups, and various combinatorial notions of nonpositive curvature. The first week of the workshop involves mini-courses by Elia Fioravanti (MPI Bonn), Thomas Haettel (Université de Montpellier), Nima Hoda (ENS Paris), Nir Lazarovich (Technion). The second week will be devoted to research talks.
Event listing ID:
1482403


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Last updated: 20 April 2022