Last Updated 08/31/2015  

Conference on  
Finiteness Conditions in Topology and Algebra

Belfast, August 31-September 3, 2015


Talks in the David Bates Building, room 0G.005
Breaks in DBB, room 0G.007

Monday, August 31
9:00–9:30   Registration
9:30–10:30 Ian Leary Uncountably many groups of type FP
11:00–12:00 Dieter Degrijse Stable finiteness properties of infinite discrete groups
13:30–14:30 Alexander Rahm Techniques for groups of finite virtual cohomological dimension
14:45–15:15 Tomasz Prytuła Classifying space for virtually cyclic stabilizers for systolic groups
16:00–17:00 Stefan Friedl A marked polytope for 2-generator 1-relator groups
Tuesday, September 1
9:30–10:30 Dan Burghelea Refinements of basic topological invariants provided by angle-valued maps
11:00–12:00 Alex Suciu Sigma-invariants and tropical varieties
13:30–14:30 Thomas Hüttemann Homotopy commutative cubes, multicomplexes, and finite domination
14:45–15:15 Luke Steers Finite domination, Novikov homology and Z-graded rings
16:00–17:00 Ross Geoghegan The limit set of a G-module controlled over a G-CAT(0) space
Wednesday, September 2
9:30–10:30 Dessislava Kochloukova Weak commutativity in groups
11:00–12:00 Eduardo Martinez Pedroza A subgroup theorem for homological filling functions
13:30–14:30 Alexandra Pettet Abstract commensurators of the Johnson filtration
14:45–15:15 Claudio Llosa Isenrich A construction method for Kähler groups from maps onto complex tori
16:00–17:00 Martin Bridson Finiteness properties, volume gradients and residually free groups
Thursday, September 3
9:30–10:00 Ben Quigley Regarding the presentation for the commutator subgroup of the Artin group of class C3
10:15–11:15 Stanislav Shkarin Finite-dimensional algebras with few relations
12:00–1:00 Stefan Witzel The Basilica Thompson group is not finitely presented