Bielefeld University, March 12-16, 2012
See www.mathematik.uni-bielefeld.de/groups2012/ for more information.
Organised by: Bielefeld Collaborative Research Center 701 /
"Spectral Structures and Topological Methods in Mathematics",
in collaboration with the Faculty of Mathematics of Bielefeld University.
Organising Committee: Barbara Baumeister Kai-Uwe Bux Henning
Krause Claus Michael Ringel (chair)
Scientific Advisors: Herbert Abels Michael Baake Franz Gähler
Friedrich Götze Markus Rost Thomas Zink
Dave Benson (Aberdeen) Carles Broto (Barcelona)
Pierre-Emmanuel Caprace (Louvain) Persi Diaconis (Stanford)
Paul Flavell (Birmingham) Terry Gannon (Edmonton)
Ellen Henke (Copenhagen) Martin Kassabov (Southampton)
Radha Kessar (Aberdeen) Olga Kharlampovich (McGill)
Richard Lyons (Rutgers) Gunter Malle (Kaiserslautern)
Bernhard Mühlherr (Gießen) Andrei Rapinchuk (Charlottesville)
Aner Shalev (Jerusalem) Bernd Stellmacher (Kiel)
Jakob Stix (Heidelberg) J.G.Thompson (Cambridge)
F.G.Timmesfeld (Gießen) Anatoly Vershik (St.Petersburg)
Karen Vogtmann (Cornell) Richard M. Weiss (Tufts)
Robert A Wilson (Queen Mary)
Aim and Scope
The aim of the conference is to outline the use of groups in different
parts of mathematics, as well as to present some highlights of the
structure theory of groups. The conference will focus the attention to
topics which are important in the various projects of the Bielefeld
Collaborative Research Center, namely finite and algebraic groups,
representation theory of groups, Galois groups, homological and
topological methods, geometrical group theory, as well as
probabilistic group theory.
Clearly, the interest lies in actions of groups on various kinds of
objects, thus also in geometrical questions. Some of the lectures
shall be devoted to the classification of the finite simple groups and
the relevance of the monster group.
The theme is an algebraic one, but we want to attract also
mathematicians with different background. Thus, the lectures will
address a broader mathematical audience, in particular including also
Registration and Financial Support
Everyone is invited to participate. There will be no conference fee,
but participants are asked to register beforehand. A corresponding
page (also including information concerning travel and accomodation)
will be available soon. A conference dinner is planned for Wednesday,
Financial support for Ph.D. students and postdocs will be available.
Details concerning the applications will be outlined on the
registration page (the deadline for applications will be October 31,
2011, and we ask for a short letter of support by a supervisor).