Semester on 'Geometry, Topology, and Group Theory in Low Dimensions'
This semester will center around several scientific events. Its aim is to deepen some already-established research collaborations and help enhance new ones. 2017-2018 will see a symposium on a very close subject at Warwick University, UK, therefore logistical choices have been made to avoid conflicting dates and enable any interested researcher to attend both programs.
The activities proposed during this semester will include:
This large conference will focus on the structure of 3-manifold groups, as well as on structures of groups inspired by structures on 3-manifolds, such as PD(3) groups, relatively hyperbolic groups and buildings.
This event will aim to bring PhD students and recent post-docs up-to-date on current research happening in '3-manifolds and Geometric Group Theory' particularly on the interplay between the two topics, where the theory of hyperbolic 3-manifolds is an important influence in the modern theory of hyperbolic groups and their relatives.
This will focus on an extremely current topic and will take into account Cannon’s Conjecture and related conjectures, Relation to QIs, CAT(0) boundaries, Boundaries of Hyperbolic Buildings, Relatively hyperbolic groups and Rigidity.
The idea is to gather more junior faculty and postdocs to speak on pre-assigned topics every fortnight outside the times when other chair events are scheduled.
A project with with Chris Hruska from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.
A project with Sang-hyun Kim from Seoul National University.
Chair > PROF. GENEVIEVE WALSH
Genevieve Walsh is Associate Professor at Tufts University, Boston, where she specializes in topology and runs the Geometric Group Theory and Topology Seminar, and lectures on 'Hyperbolic Spaces and Hyperbolic Groups'. She already has a strong collaboration with colleagues in Marseille and has experience in co-organizing a number of conferences.
Local project leader > PROF. LUISA PAOLUZZI
Luisa Paoluzzi is Full Professor at the Institut de Mathématiques de Marseille. A graduate from Trieste University and SISSA where she earned her PhD., she has worked in several universities and regions in France then joined the University in Marseille. Her research interests involve 3-dimensional hyperbolic geometry and topology, knot theory and group theory.