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Karlsruhe, February 15-19, 2016.

All activities take place in either the Math Building 20.30 (D/E 7 on the map) or the Architecture Building 20.40 (E/F 7). For details please click here. Click here for a map of the campus.


You can either have a look at the booklet, which contains the schedule, abstracts and more.

Here is the up to date schedule.


Martin Bridson Profinite recognition of groups, Grothendieck Pairs, and lowdimensional

Alessandra Iozzi Irreducible lattices in CAT(0) groups and bounded cohomology

Lee Mosher Geometry of the outer automorphism group of a free group

Karen Vogtmann Spaces of graphs and automorphisms of free groups


Khalid Bou Rabee The topology of local commensurability graphs

Spencer Dowdall The geometry of hyperbolic extensions of free groups

Camille Horbez Growth under random products of automorphisms

Michael Hull Highly transitive groups

Kathryn MannLarge scale geometry of homeomorphism groups

Chen Meiri Maximal subgroups of SL(n,Z)

Doron Puder Word measures on groups

Nicholas Touikan Makanin-Razborov diagrams for relatively hyperbolic groups

Ric Wade Subspace arrangements and BNS invariants

Poster session

There will be a poster session one evening of the conference. Posters will be presented by these participants.

Sunday evening social event

If you are bored on Sunday evening you may come to the Litfaß Pub at 8pm.
There's a table reserved for us (reservation code "Schwer").
Click here for details