Profinite and asymptotic group theory

A CIRM-Clay-INdAM/GNSAGA conference,
to be held at
Grand Hotel Bellavista, Levico Terme
16-21 September 2007

A conference on the occasion of the 60-th birthday of Prof. Daniel Segal
The Photos

The Talks
Topics: In recent years profinite and asymptotic methods have been successfully applied to general problems of group theory. These new results had applications in number theory and geometry. Professor Daniel Segal has deeply contributed to these developments. In honour of him we will bring together specialists in the field who will, in addition to their lectures on new results in the subject, give several introductory courses.
Main Speakers
  • Miklos Abert (Chicago)
  • Ingrid Bauer (Bayreuth)
  • Robert Bieri (Frankfurt)
  • Martin Bridson (Imperial College)
  • Nigel Boston (Madison)
  • Chris Brookes (Cambridge)
  • Rachel Camina (Cambridge)
  • Fabrizio Catanese (Bayreuth)
  • Erika Damian (Brescia)
  • Slava Grigorchuk (Texas A&M)
  • Fritz Grunewald (Düsseldorf)
  • Andrei Jaikin-Zapirain (Madrid)
  • Martin Kassabov (Cornell)
  • Benjamin Klopsch (Royal Holloway)
  • Charles Leedham-Green (London)
  • Alex Lubotzky (Jerusalem)
  • Andrea Lucchini (Brescia)
  • Avinoam Mann (Jerusalem)
  • Thomas Müller (London)
  • Nikolay Nikolov (Oxford)
  • Laszlo Pyber (Budapest)
  • Luis Ribes (Carleton)
  • Marcus du Sautoy (Oxford)
  • Dan Segal (Oxford)
  • Aner Shalev (Jerusalem)
  • Geoff Smith (Bath)
  • Christopher Voll (Southampton)
  • Thomas Weigel (Milano)
  • John Wilson (Oxford)
  • Pavel Zalesski (Brasilia)
Programme Participants are supposed to arrive on Sunday, September 16. Talks will begin in the morning of Monday, September 17 and finish by noon on Friday, September 21.

Participants will be lodged at Grand Hotel Bellavista, where all talks will be held.

Here is a Scientific Programme, Version 2.1, subject to revision.

Registration and hotel reservation Please write by August 10, 2007, to Mr Augusto Micheletti, Secretary of CIRM, and cc Andrea Caranti Full board at Hotel Bellavista costs
  • 70EUR per person per night in a single room
  • 56EUR per person per night in a double room.
Participants A list of participants.
Sponsors We gratefully acknowledge financial support from
Financial support Some financial support is available for participants. Please write to any of the organizers about that.
Getting There, and Other Practical Information Grand Hotel Bellavista is located in Levico Terme, a holiday and spa resort not far from Trento, in North-Eastern Italy.
Levico Terme is located on the train line from Trento to Venezia. Please refer to Ferrovie dello Stato or Deutsche Bahn for timetables. Trento can be reached through Europe's motorway system - Levico is on Strada Statale 47 della Valsugana.
Convenient airports, which also host low-cost airlines, include Venezia Marco Polo, Treviso, Verona, Bergamo (also known as Milano Bergamo).
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