The idea of the meeting originated from the developments in topology and geometry based on the fundamental group, the arithmetic encoded in the Galois group and their interactions. Subsequently the scope was expanded to include the mapping class group, Teichmuller theory and related dynamical problems, and relations with low dimensional topology and arithmetic geometry.

Lectures will be on diverse topics including developments in the motivitic fundamental group and arithmetical applications, the geometrization of the absolute Galois group, lattices in Lie groups and their covolumes, hyperbolicity and Teichmuller theory, dynamics of surface diffeomorphisms and moduli of curves and curve counting applications.

    Important dates

  1.     Application Deadline [December 15, 2010 ]

  2.     Notification of Acceptance [December 18, 2010 ]

  3.     Workshop [December 19-23, 2010]

    Application and Registration (Click Here)

    Schedule of Lectures (Click Here)

    The workshop will start on Sunday (December 19, 2010) and the lectures will be from 10:30 to 18:00. There will be a break for lunch and several shorter breaks between lectures for discussions.

    To participate in the Workshop it is strongly recommended that you register and there is no registration fee.  The registration is necessary for accommodations for the lunch.