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Centre for Geometry, Topology, and Applications (CGTA)

CGTA Inaugural Event details

The CGTA Inaugural Event is a two-day meeting in Southampton featuring world-class speakers presenting recent progress across the breadth of the themes of interest to the Centre for Geometry, Topology, and Applications.

Dates and Venue: 18. - 19. September 2018
The talks will be held at Lecture Theatre 4A, Building 54 (Mathematical Sciences), Highfield Campus, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom. Campus map.


Everyone is very welcome to attend the talks; however if you would like to come along to the scheduled lunches and/or the conference dinner, please let us know by emailing Jacek Brodzki at .

Schedule of talks

Tuesday 18 September
10:00 - 11:00 Ulrike Tillmann (Oxford) Classifying commutativity
11:30 - 12:30 Guoliang Yu (Texas A&M) The Novikov conjecture and groups of volume preserving diffeomorphisms
14:30 - 15:30 Karen Vogtmann (Warwick) Spaces of finite metric graphs
16:00 - 17:00 Nigel Higson (Penn State) Noncommutative geometry and group representations
  Wine reception  
19:00 Conference dinner  
Wednesday 19 September
10:00 - 11:00 Sayan Mukherjee (Duke) How Many Directions Determine a Shape
11:30 - 12:30 Kathryn Hess (EPFL) Topological characterization of neuron morphologies


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