Geodesic Flow, Negative Curvature and Isomorphism Conjectures

June 21 - 24, 2011 in Göttingen


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Registration fee: 25 Euros

Funding is available to a small number of participants to cover their travel/local expenses. Please apply upon registration by June 3, 2011.

Poster (pdf)

For all enquiries please contact:
Rebecca Willhardt

Patrick Eberlein
(University of North Carolina)

Geodesic flow in non-positive curvature

Lizhen Ji
(University of Michigan)

Heat semigroups and chaotic linear dynamics

Wolfgang Lück

Farrell-Jones conjecture for CAT(0)-groups

Romain Tessera

Large scale geometry of groups: further applications
Aims of the summer school:
Geodesic flow in negative curvature has many fascinating aspects. The summer school will give an introduction into this hyperbolic dynamics, in particular concentrating at the long time behavious.

A  fascinating application of hyperbolic flow has been found by Farrell and Jones, who use it to compute the L-theory of group rings (via the proof of the Farrell-Jones isomorphism conjecture), which has been widely generalized by Lueck and coauthors. The second part of the course will look at these applications and further developments around it.

D-37073 Göttingen