2005 Schedule

Monday, May 16  
12:00-5:00 p.m. Registration (Fuld Hall Common Room)
3:00-4:30 p.m. Tea (Fuld Hall Common Room)
4:30 p.m. Tour of Institute campus (meet in Fuld Hall Common Room)
6:00 p.m. Informal supper and orientation, poster construction
  (Coffee Lounge, Dining Hall)
   
Tuesday, May 17
8:00-10:30 a.m. Breakfast (Dining Hall)
9:30 a.m. Beginning Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)
  Indira Chatterji, Cornell University
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)
  Ruth Charney, Brandeis University
12:00 noon Lunch (Dining Hall)
1:15 p.m. Review Session: Beginning Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)
2:30 p.m. Review Session: Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)
3:45 p.m. Afternoon Tea (Fuld Hall Common Room)
4:00 p.m. Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)
  Anne Thomas, University of Chicago
  Uniform lattices acting on hyperbolic buildings
4:40 p.m. Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)
  Michelle Karlsson, Yale University
  Bounded cohomology and characteristic classes
5:15 p.m. Women in Science Seminar (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)
  Introductions and Seminar Series Overview
7:00 p.m. Informal Supper (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)
   
Wednesday, May 18
8:00-10:30 a.m. Breakfast (Dining Hall)
9:30 a.m. Beginning Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)
  Indira Chatterji, Cornell University
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)
  Ruth Charney, Brandeis University
12:00 noon Lunch (Dining Hall)
1:15 p.m. Review Session: Beginning Lecture Course (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)
2:30 p.m.

Review Session: Advanced Lecture Course (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)

3:45 p.m. Afternoon Tea (Fuld Hall Common Room)
4:00 p.m. Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)
  Kariane Calta, Cornell University
  Moduli space of abelian differentials and billiards
4:40 p.m. Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)
  Diane Vavrichek, University of Michigan
  Topological methods in group theory
5:15 p.m. Women in Science Seminar (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)
  Shelley Costa, Swarthmore College
  "Polytopes and Petticoats"
7:00 p.m. Informal Supper (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)
   
Thursday, May 19
8:00-10:30 a.m. Breakfast (Dining Hall)
9:30 a.m. Beginning Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)
  Tara Brendle, Cornell University
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)
  Ruth Charney, Brandeis University
12:00 noon Lunch (Dining Hall)
1:15 p.m. Review Session: Beginning Lecture Course (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)
2:30 p.m. Review Session: Advanced Lecture Course (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)
3:45 p.m. Afternoon Tea (Fuld Hall Common Room)
4:00 p.m. Colloquium (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)
  Robert Ghrist, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  The Geometry and Topology of Reconfiguration
5:15 p.m. Women in Science Seminar (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)
  "How to Survive Graduate School" Panel Discussion
7:00 p.m. Informal Supper (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)
   
Friday, May 20  
8:00-9:45 a.m. Breakfast (Dining Hall)
9:00-9:45 a.m. Institute Apparel Sale Open to Program Participants
(Harry\'s Bar, Upper Level of Dining Hall)
10:00 a.m. Depart for Princeton University
  (Bus departs from front of Fuld Hall)
  Participants will receive a map of the Princeton University Campus as they board the bus, and should plan to walk to Room 314 Fine Hall upon arrival. A detailed schedule of activities for the day also will be provided upon arrival at Princeton.
8:30 - 9:00 p.m. Bus loads for return trip to Institute. Bus departs promptly at 9:00 p.m.
  (Pick up at circle near Jadwin Hall and stadium)
   
Saturday, May 21  
  Recreational activities organized by participants
   
Sunday, May 22  
  Recreational activities organized by participants
   
Monday, May 23
8:00-10:30 a.m. Breakfast (Dining Hall)
9:30 a.m. Beginning Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)
  Tara Brendle, Cornell University
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)
  Ruth Charney, Brandeis University
12:00 noon Lunch (Dining Hall)
1:15 p.m. Review Session: Beginning Lecture Course (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)
2:30 p.m. Review Session: Advanced Lecture Course (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)
3:45 p.m. Afternoon Tea (Fuld Hall Common Room)
4:00 p.m. Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)
  Hyun Jeong Kim, Penn State University
  Coarse equivalence of warped cones
4:40 p.m. Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)
  Aditi Kar, University of Nebraska Lincoln
  Finite Subgroups of δ-Hyperbolic Groups
5:15 p.m. Women in Science Seminar (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)
  "A Day in the Life" Panel Discussion
7:00 p.m. Informal Supper (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)
   
Tuesday, May 24
8:00-10:30 a.m. Breakfast (Dining Hall)
9:30 a.m. Beginning Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)
  Tara Brendle, Cornell University
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)
  Karen Vogtmann, Cornell University
12:00 noon Lunch (Dining Hall)
1:15 p.m. Review Session: Beginning Lecture Course (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)
2:30 p.m. Review Session: Advanced Lecture Course (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)
3:45 p.m. Afternoon Tea (Fuld Hall Common Room)
4:00 p.m. Colloquium (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)
  Joan Birman, Barnard College/Columbia University
  The Conjugacy Problem in the Braid Groups
5:15 p.m. Women in Science Seminar (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)
  "Subfield Auction"
7:00 p.m. Informal Supper (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)
   
Wednesday, May 25
8:00-10:30 a.m. Breakfast (Dining Hall)
9:30 a.m. Beginning Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)
  Indira Chatterji, Cornell University
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)
  Karen Vogtmann, Cornell University
12:00 noon Lunch (Dining Hall)
1:15 p.m. Review Session: Beginning Lecture Course (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)
2:30 p.m. Review Session: Advanced Lecture Course (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)
3:45 p.m. Afternoon Tea (Fuld Hall Common Room)
4:00 p.m. Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)
  Jennifer Franko, Indiana University
  An Introduction to Braiding and Quantum Computing
4:40 p.m. Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)
  Cornelia Van Cott, Indiana University
  Braid Groups of Manifolds
5:15 p.m. Women in Science Seminar (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)
  "Women and Science in the Media" Discussion
7:00 p.m. Informal Supper (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)
   
Thursday, May 26
8:00-10:30 a.m. Breakfast (Dining Hall)
9:30 a.m. Beginning Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)
  Indira Chatterji, Cornell University
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)
  Karen Vogtmann, Cornell University
12:00 noon Lunch (Dining Hall)
1:15 p.m. Review Session: Beginning Lecture Course (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)
2:30 p.m. Review Session: Advanced Lecture Course (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)
3:45 p.m. Afternoon Tea (Fuld Hall Common Room)
4:00 p.m. Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)
  Yulan Qing, Colorado College
  Configuration Spaces and Pseudomanifolds
4:40 p.m. Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)
  Moon Duchin, University of Chicago
  What is Synthetic Geometry?
5:15 p.m. Women in Science Seminar (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)
  Vita Rabinowitz, Hunter College
  "Gender Equity Project"
6:30 p.m. Closing Dinner (Birch Garden, Dining Hall)
   
Friday, May 27
8:00-10:30 a.m. Breakfast (Dining Hall)
9:30 a.m. Beginning Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)
  Tara Brendle, Cornell University
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)
  Karen Vogtmann, Cornell University
12:00 noon Lunch
   
  Close of Program