Things you can do with SL(2) - the mathematics of 2x2 matrices

Workshop for graduate and advanced undergraduate students

14-18 September 2008, Technion, Haifa (Israel)

Local organizing committee: Uri Bader, Michael Entov, Amos Nevo

The workshop's aim is to introduce graduate and advanced undergraduate students to a variety of subjects in geometry, analysis, dynamics and number theory, all intimately related to the study of aspects of the groups SL_2(R) and SL_2(C). The required prerequisites are familiarity with the basic material taught in undergraduate courses in mathematics.

The talks will be given by Uri Bader, Moshe Baruch, Michael Entov, Tsachik Gelander, Yair Glasner, Alex Lubotzky, Shahar Mozes, Amos Nevo, Uri Onn, Micha Sageev, Peter Storm, Peter Sarnak and Barak Weiss. All the lectures will be held in the Sego Auditorium (Sego Building).

Detailed workshop schedule

Unfortunately, we won't be able to cover travel expenses of the workshop participants. We do have very limited funds to cover participants' local expenses and we can also assist the participants with finding accomodation in Haifa. In order to register for the workshop, please fill out the registration form and send it to sl2 "DOT" workshop "DOT" technion "AT" gmail "DOT" com (replace "DOT" and "AT" by the appropriate symbols) by 15 August 2008. For further information please contact the organizers at the above email address.


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Transportation from the Airport to Haifa: