Graphs and Groups

Days: 27-29 September 2012.

Place: University of Lille1 , Cité Scientifique, Villeneuve d'Ascq.

Organizer: Cornelia Drutu Badea.

Plenary talk (Lecture Room, ground floor, CERLA ): Pierre Pansu (University of Paris XI)

Mini-courses ( Salle de Réunion, Batiment M2, first floor):

The workshop is part of the one-week Inaugural Conference of the European Center for Mathematics, Physics, and their Interactions (CEMPI).

It is composed of a plenary talk accessible to a very large audience, and series of mini-courses, accessible to non-specialists.

The goals of the workshop are: to introduce specialists in pure mathematics (especially geometers, analysts and probabilists) to new and inspirational developments in combinatorics and computer science; to introduce computer scientists to new methods coming from pure mathematics; to discuss the theme of embeddability of groups, which follows an idea from combinatorics (that of solving a combinatorial problem by embedding the combinatorial structure under consideration into a good space), and which turned out to be very effective in geometry and topology.

Titles and abstracts
List of participants
Slides P. Pansu
Slides I. Benjamini
Notes P. Pansu I. Benjamini Lecture 1 Lecture 2 Lecture 3
Notes P. Pansu N. Linial Lecture 1 Lecture 2 Lecture 3
Notes P. Pansu G. Yu Lecture 1 Lecture 2 Lecture 3 Lecture 4
List of open problems
Blog of Pierre Pansu

Practical information:

Travel information

If you wish to participate to the conference please click here and register.

Financial support for young researchers (PhD students and post-docs) is available, covering the accommodation expenses and meals. People who are interested will find all the necessary information here.

The deadline for application for financial support is the 15th of August.

The deadline for registration is the 31st of August.

The workshop is financially supported by:

  • the Labex CEMPI

  • the EPSRC grant "Geometric and analytic aspects of infinite groups"