Combinatorial and geometric group theory


Vanderbilt University, May 5-10, 2006


In honor of


Alexander Yu. Olshanskii

(Vanderbilt University)


on the occasion of his 60th birthday




The conference will be held in conjunction with the 21st Shanks lectures.

The Shanks lecture will be given by


Alex Lubotzky

(Hebrew University of Jerusalem)



The title of the Shanks lecture: Finite groups and hyperbolic manifolds.

The conference is supported by the Shanks foundation, NSF and Vanderbilt University


Organizing committee: Goulnara Arzhantseva, Mike Mihalik, Denis Osin, Mark Sapir, Efim Zelmanov


Conference email:



News. December 3, 2005: The second announcement has been sent. If you do not receive it and want to be on the mailing list, please let the organizers know.

February 22, 2006: The current list of abstracts of proposed talks can be viewed here. The deadline for submitting an abstract is March 20. No abstracts will be accepted after that. To look at the list of participants giving 45-min lectures and abstracts of their talks, click here.

March 1, 2006: The list of Olshanskii's students, Alder tree and its cones, is here.

March 21, 2006: The deadline for submitting abstracts and requesting financial aid has passed.

March 23, 2006: The third announcement has been sent.

March 28, 2006: The first draft of the program is on the Web. Please look at it and send your comments to the organizers.

The brochure containing abstracts of all talks is here.

April 20, 2006: The list of all participants is on the Web. If you want to participate, you can register (click on the button above). Sorry, no financial aid is available at this time.

May 13, 2006: Links to files containing slides of some of the talks are here.

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