Graduate RTG workshop information

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Dates: June 18-22, 2012
Location: UC Berkeley

This one week NSF-funded workshop will introduce beginning graduate students to the field of geometric group theory. The target audience is math PhD students who have completed one year of graduate math courses, including a first year graduate course in algebraic topology. Students who plan to attend this year's Park City Mathematics Institute are especially encouraged to attend.

We will meet for several hours each day, Monday-Friday. A more detailed schedule will be available at the beginning of the workshop.

The broad topic of the workshop will be geometric group theory, which roughly means that we will study the interaction of group theory with geometry and topology. Specific topics will include the large-scale geometry of groups and some of the many geometric invariants that have been invented recently. We will focus on examples, and to some extent the direction of the workshop will be influenced by the interests of the participants.

To apply: Send the following information via email to Aaron Abrams.

  • Your name, institution, and year in your PhD program
  • Your advisor, if you have one
  • List of graduate math courses you've taken
  • Brief statement (1 page maximum) about your interest in the workshop
  • One letter of recommendation
  • We expect to cover the costs (travel, lodging, and meals) of all participants.