Thematic program "L2-invariants and their analogues in positive characteristic"  

Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas. Madrid, Spain   

February 19 - June 15, 2018   


Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas
C/ Nicolás Cabrera, 13-15
  Campus Cantoblanco - UAM
  28049 Madrid, Spain
  Telephone: +34 91 2999700


Introductory School


This is a two-week school for graduate students and other young researchers which are interested in, but not necessarily working on the topics of the thematic program. It will be at the beginning of the program (February 26-March, 9, 2018). The level of courses will be introductory. We are planning to have about 4-6 courses per week of 5-6 hours each. The following is a preliminary list of courses and speakers:

First week (February 26-March 2, 208)

  1. Introduction to L2-invariants I (Lukasz Grabowski)
  2. Introduction to von Neumann algebras and algebras of affiliated operators. (Jesse Peterson)
  3. Introduction to measured group theory (Damien Gaboriau)
  4. Introduction to von Neumann regular and *-regular rings (Pere Ara)
  5. Mod-p methods and the p-gradient (Andrei Jaikin)

Second week (March, 5-9, 2018)

  1. Introduction to L2-invariants II (Thomas Schick)
  2. Groups and graph limits (Miklos Abert)
  3. Sofic groups and applications of L2-invariants (Ben Hayes)
  4. Introduction to arithmetic groups and their cohomology (Steffen Kionke)
  5. Torsion homology of 3-manifolds groups (Haluk Sengun)

 Scientific committee:

Miklos Abert
(Alfred Renyi Institute of Mathematics)
Andrei Jaikin
Wolfgang Lück
(Hausdor Research Institute for Mathematics, Bonn University)
Mark Sapir
(Vanderbilt University)
Andreas Thom
(TU Dresden)

 Local committee:

Yago Antolin
Julio Aroca
Javier Aramayona
Andrei Jaikin
Diego López






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