Geometry and analysis of large networks
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Workshop: March 12 - 16, 2012

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The aim of the workshop is to bring together specialists in various areas of mathematics and Computer Science studying large networks: from Cayley graphs of groups to social networks and robotics.

Topics include:

  • Geometric analysis on graphs,
  • Embedding graphs into Banach spaces,
  • Aspherical manifolds,
  • Novikov-type conjectures,
  • Random Morse functions,
  • Random complexes,
  • Geometry of solvable groups,
  • Expanders and finite quotients of linear groups,
  • Logic and large networks.

    We expect many of the talks to be largely expository and to be suitable for a student. If you are interested in participation, please contact the organizers:

    Mark Sapir (m.sapir at vanderbilt dot edu)

    Shmuel Weinberger (shmuel at math dot uchicago dot edu)

    Guoliang Yu (guoliang.yu at vanderbilt dot edu)

    and book a room in the Scarritt center where the conference will take place and where most of the pasrticipants will stay (tel 1.866.420.5486). At this point all the funds available for the conference have been committed. But there is a possibility that after the conference we'll have some funds to partially reimburse the expenses of new participants.

    The workshop is sponsored by an NSF grant (University of Chicago) and by the Shanks Foundation (Vanderbilt University).