Workshop
Computation in geometric and combinatorial group theory
Jul 11, 2016 - Jul 15, 2016
ICMS, 15 South College Street
Organisers
Name | Institution |
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Holt, Derek | University of Warwick |
Roney-Dougal, Colva | University of St Andrews |
Bringing together experts in the theoretical and practical aspects of algorithms and decision problems in combinatorial and geometric group theory, this workshop aims to instigate a more coherent approach to future developments in these areas. The workshop will include participation from younger mathematicians working in geometric group theory and computational group theory, with the hope of inspiring them to work in this newly developing area.
As a result of this workshop it is anticipated that there will be both a significant increase in the quality and quantity of user-friendly software, and the strengthening of theoretical results, by making them more precise and applicable.
Here is a photograph of the workshop delegates enjoying the sunshine at Old College
Arrangements
It is anticipated that the workshop will begin at around 10.00 on Monday morning 11 July and close around 14.30-15.00 on Friday 15 July 2016. There will be a half day on Wednesday 13 July. Please take these timings into account when booking your travel.
Participation
Invited delegates were sent an emailed invitation from ICMS, on behalf of the Scientific Organisers, in March 2016.
Venue and Talks
The workshop will be held at 15 South College Street, Edinburgh. You may also find this map useful for the workshop. All lectures will be held in the Newhaven Lecture Theatre. The Lecture Theatre is equipped with a data projector, computer, visualiser (the new generation of overhead projectors) and two blackboards. The projector and one board may be used simultaneously. It is best to bring your presentation on a memory stick to use in our ICMS computer. Alternatively, it is possible for you to use your own laptop with our dataprojector, but please be aware that you may have to alter your laptop resolutions/settings.
UK Visas
If you are travelling from overseas you may require an entry visa. A European visa does not guarantee entry to the UK. Please use this link to the UK Visas site to find out if you need a visa and if so how to apply for one.
Travel
Information about travel to the UK and Edinburgh is available here. Please note that it is your responsibility to have adequate travel insurance to cover medical and other emergencies that may occur on your trip.
A taxi directly from the airport will cost approximately 20.00 GBP to the city centre for a one-way journey. There is also a bus service direct from the airport to the city centre which will cost 4.00 single or 7.00 GBP return - the Airlink 100. This is a frequent service (every 10 minutes during peak times) and will bring you close to Waverley Railway Station and the workshop venue.
Lothian buses charge £1.50 for a single, £4.00 for a day ticket. Please note that the exact fare is required and no change is given.
If travelling by train, please note that Edinburgh has several railway stations; Waverley Railway Station being the main station and closest to the workshop venue at 15 South College Street. If you alight at Edinburgh Waverley, the meeting venue is an easy 10 minute walk over North and South Bridge. The other railway stations are Haymarket and Edinburgh Park but please note that these stations are at the West End of the city centre.
Accommodation
ICMS will organise accommodation for all participants.
Catering
The workshop grant will cover refreshments throughout the event; lunch on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; and a workshop dinner one evening.
Wireless Access
Access to wifi via Eduroam is available throughout the building. If you are not registered with Eduroam you will be given instructions and a code for accessing the wireless network. For those without laptops, there will also be a couple of computers available for you to check your emails.
Registration Fee
A 70.00 GBP registration fee is payable.
Programme
This is a provisional programme and may be subject to alteration.
Download the pdf of the workshop abstracts
Monday 11 July 2016
09:00-10:00 | Registration & coffee/tea in the Chapterhouse, Level 1 |
10:00-10:15 | Welcome |
10:15-11:15 | Jim Howie (Heriot-Watt University) |
11:20-11:50 | Andrey Nikolaev (Stevens Institute of Technology) |
11:55-12:25 | Bettina Eick (TU Braunschweig) |
12:25-14:10 | Lunch served in the Chapterhouse, Level 1 |
14:10-14:40 | Laura Ciobanu (University of Neuchâtel) |
14:45-15:45 | François Dahmani (Institut Fourier, Université Grenoble) |
15:45-16:15 | Coffee/tea served in the Chapterhouse, Level 1 |
16:15-16:45 | Gili Golan (Vanderbilt University) |
16:50-17:50 | Colva Roney-Dougal (University of St Andrews) |
18:00-19:30 | Informal wine reception in the Chapterhouse, Level 1 |
Tuesday 12 July 2016
09:30-10:30 | Murray Elder (University of Newcastle, Australia) |
10:30-11:00 | Coffee/tea in the Chapterhouse, Level 1 |
11:00-11:30 | Cameron Rogers (University of Newcastle, Australia) |
11:40-12:10 | Peter Kropholler (University of Southampton) |
12:10-12:15 | Group photograph to be taken at the front entrance |
12:15-14:00 | Lunch provided in the Chapterhouse, Level 1 |
14:00-14:30 | Armin Weiss (Stevens Institute of Technology) |
14:40-15:10 | Mark Kambites (University of Manchester) |
15:20-15:50 | Ian Leary (University of Southampton) |
15:50-16:20 | Coffee/tea served in the Chapterhouse, Level 1 |
16:20-17:20 | Susan Hermiller (University of Nebraska) |
18:00-20:00 | Public lecture by Alexei Miasnikov (Stevens Institute of Technology) |
Wednesday 13 July 2016
09:30-10:30 | Jack Button (University of Cambridge) |
10:30-11:00 | Coffee/tea in the Chapterhouse, Level 1 |
11:00-12:00 | John Cannon (University of Sydney) |
12:05-12:35 | George Havas (University of Queensland) |
12:35 onwards | Free afternoon |
Thursday 14 July 2016
09:30-10:30 | Stephen Linton (University of St Andrews) |
10:30-11:00 | Coffee/tea in the Chapterhouse, Level 1 |
11:00-11:30 | Alexei Miasnikov (Stevens Institute of Technology) |
11:40-12:10 | Richard Parker |
12:10-14:00 | Lunch in the Chapterhouse, Level 1 |
14:00-15:00 | Discussion session |
15:10-15:40 | Funda Gul (Stevens Institute of Technology) |
15:40-16:10 | Coffee/tea in the Chapterhouse, Level 1 |
16:10-17:10 | Jon McCammond (University of California Santa Barbara) |
19:00 | Workshop dinner at Blonde Restaurant, St Leonnard's, Edinburgh (see map) |
Friday 15 July 2016
09:30-10:30 | Tim Riley (Cornell University) |
10:30-11:00 | Coffee/tea in the Chapterhouse, Level 1 |
11:00-11:30 | Sarah Rees (University of Newcastle) |
11:40-12:40 | Robert Gilman (Stevens Institute of Technology) |
12:40-14:00 | Lunch in the Chapterhouse, Level 1 |
14:00 | Close of workshop |
Download the pdf of the workshop abstracts
Presentations:
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Button, Jack | |
A wishlist of routines for finitely presented groups | |
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Cannon, John | |
Computing automatic structures and proving finitely-presented groups to be infinite | |
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Ciobanu, Laura | |
Solving equations in free groups | |
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Dahmani, François | |
On the Conjugacy Problem between some automorphisms of free groups | |
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Eick, Bettina | |
The classification of nilpotent groups of Hirsch length at most 5 | |
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Elder, Murray | |
Random walks and amenability; solving equations in free groups | |
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Gilman, Robert | |
The complexity of coset enumeration | |
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Golan, Gili | |
The generation problem for Thompson group F | |
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Gul, Funda | |
Distortion of embeddings of tau-groups into group of untriangular matrices | |
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Havas, George | |
Commutator identities as products of powers | |
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Hermiller, Susan | |
Trees, flow functions, and word problems | |
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Howie, Jim | |
1-relator quotients of free products | |
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Kambites, Mark | |
Amenability of Finitely Generated Semigroups | |
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Kropholler, Peter | |
Finite dimensional representations of automorphism groups of free groups | |
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McCammond, Jon | |
What we know and don't know about Artin groups | |
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Miasnikov, Alexei | |
Non-commutative discrete optimization and groups | |
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Nikolaev, Andrey | |
Logspace and compressed word computation in finitely generated nilpotent groups | |
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Parker, Richard | |
Bricks - does a group have infinitely many Alternating Groups as quotients | |
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Rees, Sarah | |
Rewriting in Artin groups | |
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Riley, Tim | |
Computing area in group presentations | |
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Rogers, Cameron | |
Computational Estimates of Folner sequences | |
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Roney-Dougal, Colva | |
Proving hyperbolicity in polynomial time | |
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Weiß, Armin | |
On the dimension of matrix embeddings of torsion-freenilpotent groups | |
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Participants
Name | Institution |
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Button, Jack | Selwyn College, University of Cambridge |
Cannon, John | University of Sydney |
Chiodo, Maurice | The University of Cambridge |
Ciobanu, Laura | University of Neuchâtel |
Corob-Cook, Ged | University of Southampton |
Cox, Charles | University of Southampton |
Dahmani, François | Institut Fourier, Université Grenoble. |
Duncan, Andrew J. | Newcastle University |
Eick, Bettina | TU Braunschweig |
Elder, Murray | The University of Newcastle, Australia |
Gardam, Giles | University of Oxford |
Gilman, Robert | Stevens Institute of Technology |
Golan, Gili | Vanderbilt University |
Gul, Funda | Stevens Institute of Technology |
Havas, George | The University of Queensland |
Hermiller, Susan | University of Nebraska |
Holt, Derek | University of Warwick |
Howie, Jim | Heriot-Watt University |
Kambites, Mark | University of Manchester |
Kropholler, Peter | University of Southampton |
Leary, Ian | University of Southampton |
Linton, Stephen | University of St Andrews |
Logan, Alan | University of Glasgow |
Martino, Armando | University of Southampton |
McCammond, Jon | University of California Santa Barbara |
Miasnikov, Alexei | Stevens Institute of Technology |
Nikolaev, Andrey | Stevens Institute of Technology |
O'Brien, Eamonn | University of Auckland |
Parker, Richard | None |
Pfeiffer, Markus | University of St Andrews |
Rees, Sarah | University of Newcastle |
Riley, Tim | Cornell University |
Rogers, Cameron | University of Newcastle, Australia |
Roney-Dougal, Colva | University of St Andrews |
Rovi, Carmen | MPIM Bonn |
Weiß, Armin | Stevens Institute of Technology |