Geometry and Randomness in Group Theory
Daily Schedule
May 1526, 2017
**Support for this event is provided by a grant from the Schwab Charitable Fund
made possible by the generosity of Eric and Wendy Schmidt and the National Science Foundation.
Monday, May 15
4:00 p.m.  7:00 p.m. 
Registration & Reception Marquand House 150 Stockton Street Princeton, NJ 08540

Tuesday, May 16
7:00 am – 8:30 am 
Breakfast (Nassau Inn)

8:00 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. 
IAS VAN from Nassau Inn to IAS (2 runs, first come first serve)

8:45 a.m. 
Tour of the Institute (Fuld Hall Common Room)

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 
Beginner Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Olga Kharlampovich, Hunter College CUNY, “Free and hyperbolic groups”

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. 
Beginner Review Session (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
Break

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Goulnara Arzhantseva, University of Vienna, “Random groups”

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Lunch (Simons Hall)

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
Advanced Review Session (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)

3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. 
Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Funda Gultepe, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign “Walking on groups: a distance formula for outer automorphism group of the free group”

3:50 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Afternoon Tea (Fuld Hall Common Room) 
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
Women in Science Seminar (Dining Hall, Simons Hall) Introductions

5:35 p.m.

IAS VAN from IAS Fuld Hall to Marquand House 
5:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. 
Opening Dinner Marquand House 150 Stockton Street Princeton, NJ 08540

7:30 p.m. and 7:50 p.m. 
IAS VAN from Marquand House to Nassau Inn (2 runs, first come first serve)

Wednesday, May 17
7:00 a.m.  8:30 a.m. 
Breakfast (Nassau Inn)

8:15 a.m. and 8:35 a.m. 
IAS VAN from Nassau Inn to IAS Fuld Hall

9:00 a.m. 
Group Photo – Fuld Hall Common Room

9:05 a.m. – 10:05 a.m. 
Beginner Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Olga Kharlampovich, Hunter College CUNY, “Free and hyperbolic groups”

10:05 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 
Break

10:15 a.m. – 11: 15 a.m. 
Beginner Review Session (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
Break

11: 30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Goulnara Arzhantseva, University of Vienna, “Random groups”

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Lunch (Simons Hall)

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
Advanced Review Session (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)

3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. 
Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Kathryn Lockwood, Case Western Reserve University “Approximation of the entries of a random orthogonal matrix by independent standard normal”

3:50 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Afternoon Tea (Fuld Hall Common Room)

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
Colloquium (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Lisa Carbone, Rutgers University, “Free groups from free Lie algebras”

5:35 p.m. 
IAS VAN from IAS Fuld Hall to Marquand House

5:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. 
Dinner Marquand House 150 Stockton Street Princeton, NJ 08540 Evening Chat on Diversity and Identity in Mathematics with Yen Duong, University of Illinois at Chicago

7:30 p.m. and 7:50 p.m. 
IAS VAN from Marquand House to Nassau Inn (2 runs, first come first serve)

Thursday, May 18
7:00 a.m.  8:30 a.m. 
Breakfast (Nassau Inn)

8:15 a.m. and 8:35 a.m.

IAS VAN from Nassau Inn to IAS Fuld Hall

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 
Beginner Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Olga Kharlampovich, Hunter College CUNY, “Free and hyperbolic groups”

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 
Break

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. 
Beginner Review Session (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
Break

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Goulnara Arzhantseva, University of Vienna, “Random groups”

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Lunch (Simons Hall)

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
Advanced Review Session (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room )

3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. 
Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Yuan Liu, University of Wisconsin – Madison “Measures defined by random groups”

3:50 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Afternoon Tea (Fuld Hall Common Room)

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
Women in Science Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) “Panel: Mathematicians in Academia”

5:35 p.m. 
IAS VAN from IAS Fuld Hall to Marquand House

5:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. 
Dinner Marquand House 150 Stockton Street Princeton, NJ 08540

7:30 p.m. and 7:50 p.m. 
IAS VAN from Marquand House to Nassau Inn

Friday, May 19
7:00 a.m.  8:30 a.m. 
Breakfast (Nassau Inn)

8:15 a.m. and 8:35 a.m. 
IAS VAN from Nassau Inn to IAS Fuld Hall

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 
Women in Science Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) “WAM Ambassador Program: Brainstorm Session”

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 
Break

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. 
Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Goulnara Arzhantseva, University of Vienna, “Random groups”

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
Break

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Advanced Review Session (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Lunch (Simons Hall)

2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. 
Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Kasia Jankiewicz, McGill University “Graph coloring problem and fibering right angled Coxeter groups”

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Beginner Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Olga Kharlampovich, Hunter College CUNY, “Free and hyperbolic groups”

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Afternoon Tea (Fuld Hall Common Room)

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
Beginner Review Session (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)

5:35 p.m. 
IAS VAN from IAS Fuld Hall to Marquand House

5:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. 
Dinner Marquand House 150 Stockton Street Princeton, NJ 08540

7:30 p.m. and 7:50 p.m. 
IAS VAN from Marquand House to Nassau Inn 
Saturday, May 20
Sunday, May 21 Princeton University 5K 8:00 am meet at ….. 8:30 am race starts.
Monday, May 22
Princeton University Day (see separate schedule)
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 
Breakfast (Nassau Inn)

9:00 a.m. – 
Depart for Princeton UniversityMeet in lobby of Nassau Inn. Walk over to Princeton Univ, Fine Hall. 
Tuesday, May 23
7:00 a.m.  8:30 a.m. 
Breakfast (Nassau Inn)

8:15 a.m. and 8:35 a.m. 
IAS VAN from Nassau Inn to IAS Fuld Hall

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 
Beginner Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Kim Ruane, Tufts University, “Examples of nonpositively curved groups”

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 
Break

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. 
Beginner Review Session (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
Break

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Tatiana Nagnibeda, University of Geneva, “Amenability”

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
Lunch (Simons Hall)

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 
Colloquium (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Susan Hermiller, University of Nebraska, “Algorithms for groups of homeomorphisms”

2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Sahana Hassan Balasubramanya, Vanderbilt University “Acylindrically hyperbolic structures on groups”

3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
OUTREACH UrbanPromise Program (Trinity Church, Trenton) IAS VAN from IAS Fuld Hall to Urban Promise

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Afternoon Tea (Fuld Hall Common Room)

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Advanced Review Session (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)

5:35 p.m. 
IAS VAN from IAS Fuld Hall to Marquand House

5:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. 
Dinner Marquand House 150 Stockton Street Princeton, NJ 08540

7:30 p.m. and 7:50 p.m. 
IAS VAN from IAS Fuld Hall to Nassau Inn

Wednesday, May 24
7:00 a.m.  8:30 a.m. 
Breakfast (Nassau Inn)

8:15 a.m. and 8:35 a.m. 
IAS VAN from Nassau Inn to IAS Fuld Hall

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 
Beginner Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Kim Ruane, Tufts University, “Examples of nonpositively curved groups” 
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 
Break

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. 
Beginner Review Session (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
Break

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Tatiana Nagnibeda, University of Geneva, “Amenability”

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Lunch (Simons Hall)

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Tatiana Nagnibeda, University of Geneva, “Amenability”

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Advanced Review Session (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room )

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Afternoon Tea (Fuld Hall Common Room) 
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
Women in Science Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) “Panel: Mathematicians in Industry”

5:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. 
Dinner IAS South Lawn (rain location IAS Dining Hall)

7:30 p.m. and 7:50 p.m. 
IAS VAN from IAS Fuld Hall to Nassau Inn

Thursday, May 25
7:00 a.m.  8:30 a.m. 
Breakfast (Nassau Inn)

8:15 a.m. and 8:35 a.m. 
IAS VAN from Nassau Inn to IAS Fuld Hall

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 
Beginner Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Kim Ruane, Tufts University, “Examples of nonpositively curved groups”

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 
Break

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Merchandise Sale (Harry’s Bar, Simons Hall)

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. 
Beginner Review Session (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
Break

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Tatiana Nagnibeda, University of Geneva, “Amenability”

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Lunch (Simons Hall)

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
Advanced Review Session (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room )

3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. 
Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Rosemary Guzman, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign “Quantitative Mostow rigidity: relating volume to topology for hyperbolic 3manifolds”

3:50 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Afternoon Tea (Fuld Hall Common Room)

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
Women in Science Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) “Panel: Participant Choice”

5:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. 
Closing Dinner IAS South Lawn (rain location IAS Dining Hall)

7:30 p.m. and 7:50 p.m. 
IAS VAN from IAS Fuld Hall to Nassau Inn

Friday, May 26
7:00 a.m.  8:30 a.m. 
Breakfast (Nassau Inn)

8:15 a.m. and 8:35 a.m. 
IAS VAN from Nassau Inn to IAS Fuld Hall

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 
Beginner Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Kim Ruane, Tufts University, “Examples of nonpositively curved groups”

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 
Break

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. 
Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Heejoung Kim, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign “Morse boundaries for finitely generated groups”

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
Break

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Angelica Deibel, Brandeis University “Random coxeter groups”

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
Lunch (Simons Hall)

1:30 p.m. 
IAS VAN from IAS Fuld Hall to Nassau Inn

2:00 p.m. 
End of program  Depart IAS 