Program

Below is a list of speakers.  The abstracts for the talks can be found here.

Minicourse Speakers

SpeakerAffiliationTitle
Alex FurmanUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoIntroduction to Measured Group Theory
Adrian IoanaUniversity of California, San DiegoSpectral Gap and Orbit Equivalence Rigidity for Translation Actions
Sorin PopaUniversity of California, Los AngelesSome Analysis Techniques in II_1 Factors
Andreas ThomTechnische Universität DresdenFinite-dimensional Approximation Properties of Groups and their Applications

Invited Speakers

SpeakerAffiliationTitle
Vadim AlekseevGeorg-August-Universität GöttingenDerivations on von Neumann Algebras and L^2-cohomology
Remi BoutonnetUniversity of California, San DiegoSpectral Gap for Translation Actions on Locally Compact Groups
Mike CantrellUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoAsymptotic Shape of Equivariant Random Metrics on Nilpotent Groups
Ionut ChifanUniversity of IowaRigidity Aspects in the von Neumann Algebras Associated with Surface Braid Groups
Darren CreutzVanderbilt UniversityHarmonic Maps on Groups
Alexander FishUniversity of SydneyErgodic Theorems for Amenable Groups
Uffe HaagerupUniversity of CopenhagenThe Thompson Groups F, T, V and their C* and Von Neumann Algebras
Cyril HoudayerUniversité Paris-Est – Marne-la-ValléeUnique Prime Factorization and Bicentralizer Problem for a Class of Type III Factors
Narutaka OzawaRIMS, Kyoto UniversityThe Furstenberg Boundary and C*-simplicity
Henrik Densing PetersenEPF LausanneQuasi-isometries of Nilpotent Groups
Sven RaumRIMS, Kyoto University and University of MünsterPowers Group Methods for Locally Compact Groups Acting on Trees
Roman SauerKarlsruhe Institute of TechnologyProfinite Actions and Homology Growth of Aspherical Riemannian Manifolds
Thomas SinclairIndiana UniversityOmitting Types in C*-algebras
Todor TsankovInstitut de Mathématiques de JussieuOligomorphic Groups: Representations, Property (T), and Measure-preserving Actions
Robin Tucker-DrobRutgers UniversityJones-Schmidt Stability and Relative Property (T)
Stefaan VaesKU LeuvenRepresentation Theory for Subfactors, λ-lattices and C*-tensor Categories
Alain ValetteUniversité de NeuchâtelWeak Amenability and Haagerup Property for Generalized Baumslag Solitar Groups
Chenxu WenVanderbilt UniversityInjectivity and Disjointness for the Radial Masa
Guoliang YuTexas A&MDynamics and K-theory

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