Combinatorial and algebraic aspects of geometric structures – Conference in Thailand, with the cooperation of Korea, Luxembourg, Singapore, Thailand and the United States

Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Conference: 22-26 July 2019. ( Poster for the Conference )
Preliminary lectures: 18-19 July 2019. ( Poster for the Preliminary )

Aims and scopes of the conference:

The main conference will focus on geometric structures on manifolds and spaces of such structures. The classical Fricke-Teichmüller space for surfaces provides the key prototype, and has multiple interpretations as simultaneously the space of hyperbolic, conformal, and complex structures. The focus of the workshop includes modern investigation of this space (curve complex techniques, Teichmüller /WP/Lipschitz geometry, etc), generalizations to other geometric structures associated to surfaces (flat structures, higher Teichmüller theory, etc), and applications to the study of other associated objects (e.g. mapping class groups, bundles, 3-manifolds etc).

Speakers for the conference:

Basmajian, Ara (The City University of New York, USA),
Bridgeman, Martin (Boston College, USA),
Canary, Dick (University of Michigan, USA),
Dumas, David(The University of Illinois at Chicago, USA),
Erlandsson, Viveka (University of Bristol, UK),
Fanoni, Federica (University of Heidelberg, Germany),
He, Mary (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg),
Labourie, Francois (Université de Nice, France),
Maloni, Sara (University of Virginia, USA),
Maungchang, Rasimate (Walailak University, Thailand),
Reid, Alan (Rice University, USA),
Tao, Jing(University of Oklahoma, USA),
Zimmer, Andrew (Louisiana State University, USA)

Organizing Committee:
Jaipong, Pradthana,
Kim, Sang-hyun
Phothi, Supaluk,
Schlenker, Jean-Marc,
Tan, Ser Peow,

Scientific Committee:
Leininger, Christopher,
Parlier, Hugo,
Zhang, Tengren

Aims and scopes of the preliminary lectures:

The preliminary lectures will cover some elementary topics regarding hyperbolic geometry and low dimensional topology. These lectures are intended to be for students and burgeoning researchers from Thailand and the region.

Speakers for the preliminary lectures on geometric structures:

Kim, Sang-hyun (Korea Institute for Advanced Study;KIAS, South Korea) ,
Leininger, Christopher (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA),
Parlier, Hugo (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg)

Partial funding for this conference is provided by:

  • Center of Excellence in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, Chiang Mai University
  • Department of Mathematics, National University of Singapore 
  • Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR), Luxembourg
  • The Mathematics Research Unit at the University of Luxembourg
  • University of Luxembourg
  • Samsung Science and Technology Foundation (SSTF-BA1301-51)
  • NSF-National Science Foundation, USA