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First Barcelona Weekend in Group Theory (2006)

Speakers: Sean Cleary (City College of New York), Francois Dahmani (Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse), Juan González-Meneses (Universidad de Sevilla), Ilya Kapovich (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Brita Nucinkis (University of Southampton), Hamish Short (Université d'Aix-Marseille I).


Friday May 12th, 2006, CRM Auditorium

  • 15h: Brita Nucinkis, University of Southampton
    Bredon Homology for elementary amenable groups
  • 16:30h: Sean Cleary, City College of New York
    Complexity of languages of geodesics
  • 18h: Ilya Kapovich, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    The actions of $Out(F_k)$ on the boundary of the outer space and on the space of currents: minimal sets and equivariant incompatibility


Saturday May 13th, 2006, Room 005, Building C3, Campus Nord, UPC

  • 10h: Francois Dahmani, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse
    The isomorphism problem for relatively hyperbolic groups
  • 11:30h: Hamish Short, Université d'Aix-Marseille I
    Subgroups of products of limit groups
  • 13h: Juan González-Meneses, Universidad de Sevilla
    Rigidity of braids: a new tool for studying conjugacy in braid groups



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