Friday, November 8
(all lectures are in Blocker 166)
4:30 -5:00 Registration Blocker 141

5 p.m.-6 p.m.- Talk for graduate students- Andreas Cap,  University of Vienna, Cartan geometries

6 p.m-7 p.m. Dinner

7 p.m. -8 p.m. Mateusz Michalek, Max Planck Institute, Leipzig,   From topology to algebraic geometry and back again

Saturday, November 9
(all lectures are in Hawking Auditorium, Mitchell Physics Building)

8:30- 9:00 a.m-
Registration/ Coffee & Pastries
Mitchell Physics Building Penrose Plaza (pendulum area)

9 a.m. -10 a.m.  John Lott, UC Berkeley, Almost Ricci-flat 4-manifolds

10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Kirsten Wickelgren, Duke University An arithmetic count of rational plane curves

Lunch (on your own)

1:30 p.m. -2:30 p.m. Tian Yang. Texas A&M University,  Some progress on the volume conjecture for the Turaev-Viro invariants

3:00 p.m.- 4 p.m.  Andreas Cap,  University of Vienna Geometric compactifications and parabolic geometries

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.  Irina Bobkova,  Texas A&M University,   Picard groups in chromatic homotopy theory

6:30 p.m. Conference dinner

Sunday, November 10

(all lectures are in Blocker 166)

9:00 a.m-9:30 a.m. Coffee & Pastries Blocker 141

9:30  a.m. -10:30 a.m.  Mikhail Lyubich, Stony Brook University, Conformal dynamics: Julia sets, Kleinian groups, and Schwarz reflections

10:50 a.m Mikhail Gromov,   Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at NYU and IHES,  Metric inequalities for manifolds with positive mean curvatures and with positive scalar curvatures