Notes on MSRI lectures Fall 2007 ## Connections TK workshop Aug 16-17

Notes by W. Cavendish. Videos of these lectures are now available on the MSRI site.Moon Duchin : The curve complex and its relatives

Ania Lenzhen: Teichmuller space and (one of its) metrics

Genevieve Walsh: Surfaces in 3-manifolds

## 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 ## Connections GGT workshop Aug 23-24

((Notes by Ioana Mihaila) Videos of these lectures are now available on the MSRI site.Lisa Carbone: Groups acting on trees

Indira Chatterji: Gromov's polynomial growth theorem

Genevieve Walsh: Thurston's classification of surface automorphism

Anna Weinhard: Mostow rigidity

## 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 TheoryTalks: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## Short courses

Mark Feighn: Limit groups.

Notes athttp://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~feighn/MSRI/

Lee Mosher: Mapping class groups.Notes by Y. Algom-Kfir athttp://www.math.utah.edu/~yael/MCG/MCG.htm

Zlil Sela: Algebraic geometry of groups.Notes by H. Wilton and L. Louder athttp://www.math.utexas.edu/~henry.wilton/sela-msri.pdf

Kevin Whyte: Quasi-isometry invariants of groups.Notes by W. Malone athttp://www.math.utah.edu/~malone/QI/notes.pdf

Mark Sapir : Asymptotic Invariants of Groups.Notes by C. Cashenhttp://www.math.uic.edu/~ccashen/MSRI/

Peter Kropholler: Finiteness properties of groups.Notes by W. Malone athttp://www.math.utah.edu/~malone/gc

Gilbert Levitt: Out(F_n).Notes by Catherine Pfaff:Lecture 1 Lecture 2 Lecture 3 Lecture 4

## Postdoc seminar

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 ## GGT workshop November 5-9

Videos of these lectures are available on the MSRI site.Organized By: Noel Brady, Mike Davis, Mark Feighn Monday November 5, 2007Alex 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, 2007Karen 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, 2007Bertrand 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, 2007Vincent 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, 2007Martin 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 ## TK workshop November 12-16

Videos of these lectures are available on the MSRI site.