Vanderbilt University, Department of Mathematics
Nashville, Tennessee, USA


May 15 to May 18, 2008

The purpose of the workshop is to explore several aspects connected with the potential relations between Noncommutative Geometry and the geometry over the field with one element F1. The series of advances made in Arakelov's geometry in the last several years revealed interesting new relations to $p$-adic analysis, motives, dynamical systems and noncommutative geometry. On the other hand, recent results in noncommutative geometry have shown that the thermodynamics of noncommutative spaces allows to define a notion of points for such spaces which bears striking analogies with the ``points over the algebraic closure of the field F1.'' This workshop will focus on the recent developments in both fields and their relations with zeta functions.

This workshop is financed with funds provided by the NSF-FRG grant 0652164 ``Noncommutative Geometry and Number Theory'' of the four organizers. A small number of experts who have been working on these topics will deliver expository talks and/or present results which are connected with the main themes of the workshop. The participants, that will also include postdocs and graduate students working in connected areas, will be encouraged to exchange ideas and hold informal topical discussions.

People participating in the annual spring institute on Noncommutative Geometry and Operator Algebras from May 5 to May 14, 2008, are welcome to participate in this workshop as well. In particular, we encourage the graduate students and young postdocs to attend.


Click here to see the schedule (pdf file)

Invited Speakers

*to be confirmed

The following list is inclusive of postdoctoral assistants and graduate students who will be invited to participate to the workshop and eventually also to contribute with talks:
A. Banerjee (JHU), E. Ha (JHU), A. Kaygun (Ohio State U.), S. Mahanta (U. of Toronto), B. Mesland (MPI), J. Plazas-Vargas (IHES), A. Rej (MPI).


We list a few hotels which are within walking distance of 1.2 miles or less from the Mathematic Department, Vanderbilt University. Many of the rooms are doubles and can be shared. We recommend that you make your reservations as soon as possible in the hotel of your choice.

1. Courtyard by Marriott

Address - 1901 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203
Hotel Phone -  615-327-9900
Toll free   -  800-245-1959
Fax -  615-327-8127

2. Extended Stay America
Address - 3311 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203
Hotel Phone - 615-383-7490
Toll free- 800-804-3724

3. Holiday Inn Select
Address - 2613 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203
Hotel Phone - 615-327-4707
Toll free - 800-282-0244
Fax - 615-320-4850

4. Hampton Inn -Vanderbilt West End
Address - 1919 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203
Phone - 615-329-1144
Toll free - 800-426-7866
Fax - 615-320-7112

5. Hampton Inn & Suites -Vanderbilt Elliston Place
Address - 2330 Elliston Place, Nashville, TN 37203
Phone - 615-320-6060 
Toll free - 888-880-5395
Fax - 615-327-4723

6. Embassy Suites Hotel
Address - 1811 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203
Phone - 615-320-8899
Fax - 615-320-8881

7. Best Western Music Row
Address - 1407 Division Street, Nashville, TN 37203
Phone - 615-242-1631
Toll free - 800-780-7234
Fax  - 615-244-9519

Remark 1: Sometimes the best hotel room rates can be obtained by reserving a room via the internet or booking together with flights.
Remark 2: The Extended Stay America has offered good rates in the past for longer stays (weekly rates). You may want to check it out first and compare rates.

Travel Information

Follow the links below for directions, maps, information regarding parking, airport, weather etc..

Organzing Committee

Further information may be obtained from the organizers: Alain Connes (Vanderbilt, College de France, IHES), Matilde Marcolli (FSU, MPIM-Bonn), Caterina Consani (Johns Hopkins), Henri Moscovici (Ohio State)

Last update 4/24/08.