Thematic Semester Painlevé-CEMPI-Phlam 2017 : Geometry and Topology

  • The semester "Non-Positive Curvature, Group Actions and Cohomology" will take place at Isaac Newton Institute (Cambridge) from January 3rd to June 23rd,2017.
    Organising committee : Cornelia Drutu (Oxford-Lille), Goulnara Arzhantseva (Universität Wien), Alessandra Iozzi (ETH Zürich), Nicolas Monod (EPFL).
    This programme is about aspects of non-positive curvature as they occur in various research areas of contemporary mathematics, such as the geometry of manifolds, including those arising from Lie group theory; synthetic geometry (e.g. CAT(0) geometry) as used notably in modern group theory; coarse geometry, a fundamental tool of contemporary topology; non-commutative geometry; and algebra; as well as the fruitful connections between these and other areas, e.g. theoretical computer science. The focus of this programme is on breakthrough results and techniques stemming from this research.

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