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Amenability, coarse embeddability and fixed point properties December 06, 2016 - December 09, 2016

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Dec 06, 2016
Tuesday
09:15 AM - 09:30 AM
  Welcome
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Weak forms of amenability for CAT(0) cubical groups
Erik Guentner (University of Hawaii at Manoa)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Break
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Irreducible group actions by affine isometries on Hilbert spaces
Bachir Bekka (Université de Rennes 1)
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Kazhdan sets in groups and equidistribution properties
Catalin Badea (Université de Lille I (Sciences et Techniques de Lille Flandres Artois))
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Quasi-isometric rigidity of fundamental groups of compact 3–manifolds.
Peter Haissinsky (Université d'Aix-Marseille (AMU))
04:30 PM - 06:20 PM
  Reception
Dec 07, 2016
Wednesday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Sublinearly bilipschitz maps, hyperbolic and nilpotent groups
Yves Cornulier (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS))
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Break
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Box spaces, expanders, and rigidity
Anastasia Khukhro (Université de Neuchâtel)
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Sofic mean length
Hanfeng Li (University at Buffalo (SUNY))
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Finite embeddability of groups and its applications to geometry and topology
Guoliang YU (Texas A & M University)
Dec 08, 2016
Thursday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Equicontinuous actions of semisimple Lie groups
Uri Bader (Weizmann Institute of Science)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Break
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Glueing together copies of amenable groups
Kate Juschenko (Northwestern University)
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Superintrinsic synthesis in fixed point properties
Masato Mimura (Tohoku University)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Strong boundedness and distortion in transformation groups
Kathryn Mann (University of California, Berkeley)
Dec 09, 2016
Friday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  A nice trick involving amenable groups
Martin Kassabov (Cornell University)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Break
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  L_p-compression of wreath products and some related groups
Tianyi Zheng (University of California, San Diego)
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  On spectra of Koopman, groupoid and quasi-regular representations
Rostislav Grigorchuk (Texas A & M University)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Amenability, group C*-algebras and operator spaces
Gilles Pisier (Texas A & M University)