Fourth de Brún Workshop Programme

Lectures take place in the Information Technology Building, Lecture Theatre IT125, NUI Galway.

Registration and coffee breaks will take place in the Information Technology Building.

Lecture notes and other online material will be placed here


There will be three 4-lecture courses:
Jeffrey Brock:
Title:
Asymptotics of Weil-Peterson geodesics on Teichmuller space and the geometry of hyperbolic 3-manifolds
Hamish Short:
Title: Limit groups
Juan Souto:  
Title: Mapping class groups

There will also be afternoon research talks.



Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
10.00-11.00
Short
Brock
Brock
Short
Souto
Short

11.00-11.30
Coffee
Coffee
Coffee
Coffee
Coffee
Coffee

11.30-12.30
Brock
Souto
Brock
Souto
Short
Souto

12.45-1.30


Dutour




1.30-2.30







2.30-3.15
Hensel
Kielak
Free
afternoon.

Maloni
Alessandrini
Ideas for
weekend
trips

3.15-3.45
Coffee
Coffee
 
Coffee
Coffee


3.45-4.30
Tang
Martelli

Sengun
Frigerio


4.30-5.15
Buckley
Parlier

Lecuire
Borovik






Conference
meal at 8.00pm
in the
Westwood Hotel






Research talks:

1. Sara Maloni (Warwick): Top terms of polynomial traces in Kra's plumbing construction.
2. Bruno Martelli (Pisa):   Turaev-Viro representations of the mapping class groups.
3. Alexandre Borovik (Manchester):  Group actions in model theory.
4. Sebastian Hensel (Bonn):  On the geometry of the handlebody group.
5. Roberto Frigerio (Pisa): Rigidity of manifolds with nonpositive curvature.
6. Hugo Parlier (Fribourg):
The Weil-Petersson diameter of moduli space.
7. Steve Buckley (Maynooth): Rough CAT(0) and bolic spaces.
8. Daniele Alessandrini (Strasbourg):  On Teichmuller spaces for surfaces on infinite type.
9. Mehmet Sengun (Barcelona) - Cohomology of Arithmetic Groups and Arithmetic
10. Mathieu Dutour Sikiric (Zagreb) - The parametrization of fullerenes
11. Dawid Kielak (Oxford): Homomorphisms between outer automorphism groups of free groups
12. Cyril Lecuire (Toulouse): Homotopy equivalences of hyperbolic 3-manifolds.
13. Robert Tang (Warwick): Covering relations between curve complexes.