Travel Info
Sep 21, 2012
Stevens Institute of Technology
1 Castle Point on Hudson
Hoboken, NJ 07030 
  Sep 22, 2012
Hunter College, CUNY
695 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065 



   Organizing Committee:
Olga Kharlampovich, Hunter College, CUNY
Alexei Miasnikov, Stevens Institute
Alex Myasnikov, Stevens Institute
Denis Serbin, Stevens Institute
Alexander Ushakov, Stevens Institute

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   Contact Information:
Denis Serbin
email:   dserbin    
phone: (201) 216-5425
Alexander Ushakov
email:   aushakov    
phone: (201) 216-8597
Dept. of Mathematical Sciences
Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ


   Sponsors of the conference:
Schaefer School of Engineering & Science, Stevens Institute of Technology
National Science Foundation
Department of Mathematical Sciences, Stevens Institute of Technology
Hunter College, CUNY
Algebraic Cryptography Center, Stevens Institute of Technology

Group Theory on the Hudson is a two-day meeting in honor of Robert Gilman covering topics in combinatorial and geometric group theory, finite group theory, and group-based cryptography.

The conference dinner will be held on Friday, September 21, 6-9pm in the beautiful Babbio Atrium at Stevens Institute of Technology (with the night view of Manhattan in the menu). There is a small dinner fee (students $10, everyone else $20) to be paid in cash at the registration desk (nearby the conference room).

RSVP to if you are planning to attend the conference (in your message please indicate if you are coming to the dinner).

Gilbert Baumslag (City College, CUNY, NY)
Ben Fine (Fairfield University, CT)
Rostislav Grigorchuk (Texas A&M University, TX)
Susan Hermiller (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE)
Olga Kharlampovich (Hunter College, CUNY, NY)
Alexei Miasnikov (Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ)
Sarah Rees (Newcastle University, UK)
Tim Riley (Cornell University, NY)
Mark Sapir (Vanderbilt University, TN)
Paul Schupp (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL)
Ron Solomon (The Ohio State University, OH)
Conference schedule (.pdf version)

Friday, September 21, 2012

Stevens Institute of Technology, Bissinger Room (4th floor, Howe Center)

9:15-9:45 Coffee
9:45-10:00 Opening remarks
10:00-10:50 Gilbert Baumslag
"Localization, completions and metabelian groups"
11:00-11:50 Mark Sapir
"Dimension growth of groups"
Abstract      PDF Slides
12:00-12:50 Alexei Miasnikov
"Definable sets in free and hyperbolic groups"
Abstract      PDF Slides
12:50-2:30 Lunch break
2:30-3:20 Susan Hermiller
"Conjugacy growth series and languages in groups"
Abstract      PDF Slides
3:30-4:20 Tim Riley
"Cannon-Thurston Maps"
Abstract      PDF Slides
4:20-4:40 Coffee break
4:40-5:30 Ron Solomon
"A new ZJ-type theorem"
Abstract      PDF Slides
6:00-9:00 Dinner

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Hunter College (CUNY), Room 1701 (Hunter East Building)

9:30-10:00 Coffee
10:00-10:50 Olga Kharlampovich
"Actions, length functions, and non-Archimedean words"
Abstract      PDF Slides
11:00-11:50 Sarah Rees
"When Artin groups are sufficiently large"
Abstract      PDF Slides
12:00-12:50 Paul Schupp
"Multi-pass Automata and Group Word Problems (On a Problem of
Bob Gilman)"
Abstract      PDF Slides
12:50-2:30 Lunch break
2:30-3:20 Rostislav Grigorchuk
"The relative rank gradient and the subgroup structure of certain
amenable groups"
Abstract      PDF Slides
3:30-4:20 Ben Fine
"Classes of Groups Generalizing a Theorem of Benjamin Baumslag"
Abstract      PDF Slides
4:20-4:30 Closing remarks


Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ