Classifying spaces for families of subgroups
Ohio State University, Columbus OH
December 4th-5th, 2010
Jean-Francois Lafont (OSU) and Ian Leary (OSU)
Classifying spaces play a prominent role in topology. In recent years, there has been increasing interest
in classifying spaces for group actions with isotropy in prescribed families of subgroups (e.g. finite subgroups,
virtually cyclic subgroups, finite by cyclic subgroups, hyperelementary subgroups, etc). One reason for this is
that these classifying spaces feature prominently in various "assembly map'' conjectures, such as the
Baum-Connes conjecture and the Farrell-Jones isomorphism conjectures.
This conference proposes to bring together mathematicians working on such classifying spaces, both from the
constructive side (i.e. how to build "small'' models) as well as the applications side (i.e. what good are these models).
Speakers and titles:
A construction of EVC for groups acting on CAT(0) spaces
On the Classifying Space for the Family of Virtually Cyclic Subgroups
Algebraic K-theory for braid groups of the sphere and the projective space
On isovariant rigidity of CAT(0) manifolds
High dimensional cohomological finiteness conditions for groups
- Conchita Martínez-Pérez (Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain)
Finiteness conditions for relatives of Thompson groups
A technique for splitting the assembly maps in algebraic K- and L-theory
The talks will run from 9:30-17:00 on Saturday, and from 9:30 - 12:00 on Sunday. Talks will be held in the Math Building, Room 240 (entrance on West 18th Avenue, 2nd floor).
Saturday, 9:30-10:30: Dan Farley
Saturday, 10:30-11:00: Coffee break
Saturday, 11:00-12:00: Qayum Khan
Saturday, 12:00-13:30: Lunch break
Saturday, 13:30-14:30: David Rosenthal
Saturday, 14:30-15:30: Daniel Juan-Pineda
Saturday, 15:30-16:00: Coffee break
Saturday, 16:00-17:00: Peter Kropholler
Saturday, 18:00 onwards: Dinner party
Sunday, 9:30-10:30: Martin Fluch
Sunday, 10:30-11:00: Coffee break
Sunday, 11:00-12:00: Conchita Martínez-Pérez
Registering for the Conference:
There is no formal registration for this conference. However, if you are interested in attending, please send an e-mail to one
of the organizers. This will allow us to add you to the mailing list, and keep you informed of any activities during the weekend
of the conference.
The conference is partially funded by the NSF grant DMS-0752826. Some limited
funds will be available to help cover the costs of attending the conference. If you are interested
in attending, please contact the organizers to inquire about funding.
Contacting the organizers:
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the organizers:
- Ian Leary (Ohio State University), firstname.lastname@example.org
This conference is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Grant No. 0752826, and by the OSU Mathematics Research Institute (MRI).
Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recomendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.