Karen Vogtmann
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:
  1. Introduction to rational billiards
  2. Introduction to rational billiards II
  3. Introduction to rational billiards III
Jeff Brock:
  1. Simultaneous uniformization and limits of Kleinian groups.
  2. Some examples of limits of Kleinian groups
  3. Model manifolds for surface groups
Ken Bromberg:
  1. The thick-thin decomposition
  2. Simplicial hyperbolic surfaces
  3. The geometry of hyperbolic manifolds via the curve complex
Yair Minsky:
  1. Introduction to Kleinian groups
  2. Punctured torus groups
  3. Model manifolds for punctured torus groups and constructions in higher complexity
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.
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
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 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


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, 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    

TK workshop November 12-16

Videos of these lectures are available on the MSRI site.