Classifying spaces for families

Workshop in Münster, Germany

Monday, June 21 to Friday, June 25, 2004


The workshop shall present a sequence of survey talks on topics from topology, group theory, homological algebra and K-theory which are related to the notion of classifying spaces for families of subgroups.

Examples of such topics will be the Baum-Connes Conjecture, the Farrell-Jones Conjecture, Bredon (co-)homology, hyperbolic groups and the Rips complex, mapping class groups and Teichmüller spaces, automorphism groups of free groups and outer space, almost connected Lie groups, and so on.

We hope that representatives from different fields will come together and learn from one another.

The schedule can be downloaded in the following formats: [ps] [pdf]


Ian Leary (University of Southampton)
Wolfgang Lück (Universität Münster)


The list of confirmed participants includes:
Herbert Abels, Arthur Bartles, Carl-Friedrich Bödigheimer, Martin Bridson, Michelle Bucher, Indira Chatterji, Francis X. Connolly, Diarmuid Crowley, James F. Davis, Michael W. Davis, Chris Dwyer, Ramon Flores, Henry Glover, Joachim Grunewald, Ian Hambleton, Bill Harvey, Hans-Werner Henn, Andre Henriques, Tadeusz Januskiewicz, Mikolt Jelencsics, Michael Joachim, Peter Kropholler, Peter Linnell, Tibor Macko, Conchita Martinez, Marcus Meyer, Guido Mislin, Brita Nucinkis, Erik Pedersen, Holger Reich, Muge Saadetoglu, Ruben Sanchez, Roman Sauer, Thomas, Schick, Marco Schmidt, Dirk Schütz, Jolanta Slominska, Matthias Strauch, Clara Strohm, Olympia Talelli, Özgün Ünlü, Alain Valette, Marco Varisco, Karen Vogtmann, Nathalie Wahl, Julia Weber, Michael Weiermann


Mathematisches Institut - Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität - Münster (Germany).
The workshop is hosted and funded by the Graduiertenkolleg "Analytische Topologie und Metageometrie" and by the Max-Planck-Forschungspreis 2003 of Prof. Wolfgang Lück.

Contact Information

Please send an email to the organizers.

last modified: 21.06.2004 by Anja Böckenholt