The aim of this workshop is to bring together a diverse range of experts from probability, geometry, and analysis, in order to promote further dialogue between these fields and to catalyze the creation of new interactions.
The emergence of informality as a concept in scholarly discussions can be traced back to the 1970s when “the informal sector” was first used by ILO reports on employment and poverty. The results of the global economic restructuring -such as the flexibilization of production and employment relations, deterioration of collective responsibility and welfare functions of the state- damage the security of the urban poor in terms of housing and working. Meanwhile, recent socio-economic public policies seem to intensify the condition of informality. Now, it is widely accepted that an informal way of living is a necessity for the urban poor as a survival strategy. Hence, informal work and housing constitute a significant proportion of urban economies and policies.
What is new in the neo-liberal age is the extending scope of informality. Today, the boundary between the formal and informal is blurred more than before since most urbanites, including the middle classes, experience both formal and informal encounters in their everyday life. Besides, even the urban rich contribute to informality by the development projects on the invaded peripheral land. Consequently, contemporary informality affects not just a marginal segment of the society but a majority of people living in urban space.
The goal of this session is to explore recent developments in the theory of arithmetic geometry and with special focus on curves and Jacobian varieties. We intend to bring together mathematicians, working on this area of research, from the USA and from Europe encouraging further cooperation and discussion. We will especially encourage younger mathematicians and graduate students and newcomers in the area.
The session will focus on the following topics, but we will be open and welcoming to talks which do not fall in the list of topics below.
This conference brings some of the top experts in this field to discuss recent advances. The conference consists of:
A workshop, February 6-10, with three lecture series on different aspects of categorification
The main conference, February 13-17.
One aim of this workshop is to expose young researchers to these breakthroughs providing them with the necessary background from dynamics, and geometry to allow them to appreciate some of these recent advances, and prepare them to make new original contributions. For this purpose, we will have minicourses on ”Arithmeticity, Superrigidity and totally geodesic manifolds”, and ”Rigidity and geodesic planes in infinite volume hyperbolic manifolds”. These courses will be preceded by an introductory minicourse on Hyperbolic geometry. We will also have a minicourse on ”Understanding of geodesic planes in hyperbolic 3-manifolds via computations and visualization”. In addition, we wish to bring together experts in these fields to discuss the recent developments and open problems that lie at the crossroads of these different fields and to encourage more interaction among people working in these diverse areas.
All areas of Topology and its Applications are included:
General Topology, Set-Theoretic Topology,
Geometric Topology, Algebraic Topology, Applied Topology.
Topological Groups, Dimension Theory, Dynamical Systems and
Continua Theory, Computational Topology, History of Topology.
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