November 2017 Workshop

When: Wednesday 8 November, 2017.
Where: ICMS, Newhaven Lecture Theatre, Level 4.
Time: 13:30 – 17:15.

Organisers: Jim Howie (Heriot-Watt), Ben Martin (Aberdeen), Colva Roney-Dougal (St Andrews).

Supported by the Glasgow Mathematical Journal Trust.

ICMS information and directions.

 Time Speaker Title
 13:30-14:30  Laura Ciobanu (Heriot-Watt)  Cayley graphs of relatively hyperbolic groups and formal languages
 14:45-15:45  James Mitchell (St Andrews) Universal sequences for groups and semigroups
 15:45-16:15  Tea/coffee
 16:15-17:15  Jarek Kedra (Aberdeen)  Conjugation invariant geometry of SL(n,Z)

There will be a dinner at 18:00 at a restaurant in town.

Funding: We expect to be able to pay reasonable travel costs for all participants (depending on numbers).  If more people come than expected, priority will be given to postgraduate students and those without other sources of funding.

Registration: There is no formal registration.  If you plan to attend, we’d be grateful if you would email  Jim Howie by the end of Monday 6 November, to give us an idea of numbers.  Please give a rough estimate of your travel costs if you would like to be reimbursed, and let us know whether you want to go to the dinner (and what your dietary restrictions are, if any).

This is the third in a series of workshops: for the first, click here and for the second, click here.  The fourth will take place on Wednesday 24 January 2018 at Aberdeen, and the fifth on Thursday 10 May 2018* at St Andrews.

* Originally scheduled for 26 April, but moved to avoid a clash with the Scottish Combinatorics Meeting .