Notes on MSRI lectures Fall 2007 Notes by W. Cavendish. Videos of these lectures are now available on the MSRI site.
Introductory TK workshop Aug 20-24
Notes by W. Cavendish. Videos of these lectures are now available on the MSRI site. John Smillie: Jeff Brock: Ken Bromberg: Yair Minsky: Jane Gilman: A survey of Schottky groups ((Notes by Ioana Mihaila) Videos of these lectures are now available on the MSRI site.
Introductory GGT workshop Aug 27-31
(Notes by Ioana Mihaila) Videos of these lectures are now available on the MSRI site. Series: Jim Cannon: Nonpositive and negative curvature in Geometric group theory
Ruth Charney: Artin and Coxter groups: Part 1, Part 2
Benson Farb: Mapping class groups Part 1, Part 2
Bruce Kleiner: Quasi-isometric rigidity
Ian Leary: Finiteness properties and Bestvina-Brady Morse Theory
Talks: Daniel Groves: Homomorphisms to mapping class groups
Kim Ruane: Automorphisms of graph products
Henry Wilton: Subgroup separability in residually free groups, based on joint paper with Martin Bridson
Mike Davis: Cohomology of Coxeter groups and buildings
Mark Feighn: Limit groups. Notes at http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~feighn/MSRI/
Lee Mosher: Mapping class groups. Notes by Y. Algom-Kfir at http://www.math.utah.edu/~yael/MCG/MCG.htm
Zlil Sela: Algebraic geometry of groups. Notes by H. Wilton and L. Louder at http://www.math.utexas.edu/~henry.wilton/sela-msri.pdf
Kevin Whyte: Quasi-isometry invariants of groups. Notes by W. Malone at http://www.math.utah.edu/~malone/QI/notes.pdf
Mark Sapir : Asymptotic Invariants of Groups. Notes by C. Cashen http://www.math.uic.edu/~ccashen/MSRI/
Peter Kropholler: Finiteness properties of groups. Notes by W. Malone at http://www.math.utah.edu/~malone/gc
Gilbert Levitt: Out(F_n). Notes by Catherine Pfaff: Lecture 1 Lecture 2 Lecture 3 Lecture 4
Emanuele Delucchi: When Mr. Artin leaves Talia Fernos: Notes available at: http://www.math.ucla.edu/~talia/(T)surveyTalk.pdf Sam Sang-hyun Kim: Surface subgroups of right-angled Artin groups Videos of these lectures are available on the MSRI site. Organized By: Noel Brady, Mike Davis, Mark Feighn Monday November 5, 2007 Alex Eskin Coarse differentiation and the geometry of polycyclic groups Yehuda Shalom Almost normal subgroups of arithmetic groups and the structure of totally disconnected groups Alexander Dranishnikov On asymptotic dimension of Coxeter groups Indira Chatterji Median spaces and applications Tuesday November 6, 2007 Karen Vogtmann Automorphism groups of right-angled Artin groups Panagiotis Papazoglou Higher isoperimetric inequalities for complexes and groups Anne Thomas Lattices acting on polyhedral complexes Denis Osin Normal automorphisms of relatively hyperbolic groups Koji Fujiwara Rank-1 isometries on CAT(0) spaces and quasi-homomorphisms Wednesday November 7, 2007 Bertrand REMY A family of simple groups acting on buildings Dan Margalit Dimension of Torelli groups Thomas Putman On the homology of finite index subgroups of the mapping class group Jason Behrstock Quasi-isometric rigidity of the mapping class groups Jan Dymara L^2 cohomology of buildings Thursday November 8, 2007 Vincent Guirardel Geometric Makanin algorithm for solving equations in virtually free groups Michael Handel Global fixed points for centralizers and Morita's Theorem (joint work with John Franks) Larsen Louder Krull dimension for limit groups Volodymyr Nekrashevych Space of marked groups and non-uniform exponential growth Friday November 9, 2007 Martin Bridson Finitely presented, residually-free groups Tadeusz Januszkiewicz Groups with fixed point properties Jason Manning Residual finiteness and separability of quasi-convex subgroups David Fisher Kleiner's proof of the polynomial growth theorem Videos of these lectures are available on the MSRI site.