Interactions between Algebraic Topology and Geometric Group Theory (23w5034)


Javier Aramayona (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas)

Kenneth Bromberg (University of Utah)

(UNAM - Campus Morelia)

Conchita Martinez-Perez (Universidad de Zaragoza)

(École Normale Supérieure)


Group Photo

The Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) will host the “Interactions between Algebraic Topology and Geometric Group Theory” workshop in Oaxaca, from May 28 - June 2, 2023.

The mathematical notion of a group encapsulates our common idea of symmetry. Groups play an important role in mathematics, and their structure has profound impact in the solution of a variety of problems in pure and applied mathematics. Groups are often studied from different perspectives, putting an emphasis on qualitatively different features of their structure, and therefore leading to the resolution of problems that tend to be different in nature. The aim of this workshop is to bring together some of the leading figures in two of these areas, so that each can learn new problems and techniques from the other. This will help open new avenues of research which will advance the current state of the art.

The Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) in Mexico, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, are collaborative Canada-US-Mexico ventures that provide an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station in Banff is supported by Canada’s Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta’s Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico’s Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT). The research station in Oaxaca is funded by CONACYT