May 5
 10,
2006
Abstracts of all talks are here.
All 45minute plenary talks and the Shanks lecture will occur in SC4309, sectional talks will be in SC1308, SC1431, SC1432.
Friday, May 5
9:009:15 Welcome
9:1510:05 Alexander Olshanskii Van Kampen diagrams, machines, and asymptotic behavior of groups
10:0510:25 Coffee Break
10:2511:15 Gilbert Baumslag Residually torsionfreenilpotent groups
11:2512:15 Vladimir Remeslennikov Prop groups with nonisomorphic discrete and continuous cohomology groups
12:152:00 Lunch Break
2:002:50 Igor Mineyev Relative hyperbolicity and bounded cohomology
3:003:50 Sergei Ivanov On balanced presentations of the trivial group
3:504:10 Coffee Break
4:105:20 Parallel sections

SC 1308 
SC 1431 
SC 1432 
4:104:40 
John Ratcliffe Matching theorems for Coxeter systems of a finitely generated Coxeter group 
Luda MarkusEpstein Algorithmic problems in amalgams of finite groups 
Atish Mitra Dimension zero at all scales 
4:505:20 
Ilya Kazachkov Orthogonal systems in graphs and free partially commutative groups 
Arye Juhasz Certain quotients of HNNextensions which are HNNextensions. 
Nikolay Brodskiy Hurewicz Theorem for NagataAssouad dimension 
Saturday, May 6
9:009:50 Alexander Dranishnikov Embedding of groups into the product of binary trees
9:5010:10 Coffee Break
10:1011:00 Nicolas Monod Splitting and CAT(0) superrigidity for lattices in products
11:1012:00 Volodymyr Nekrashevych A minimal Cantor set in the space of 3generated groups
12:00 2:00 Lunch
2:005:40 Parallel sections

SC 1308 
SC 1431 
SC 1432 
2:002:30 
Vladimir Shpilrain Translation equivalence in free groups 
Peter John Davidson Second order Dehn functions of Pride groups 
Lucas Sabalka On rigidity and the isomorphism problem for four strand tree braid groups 
2:453:15 
Graham Niblo Obstructions to splitting 
Max Forester High dimensional filling invariants of groups 
Alexandra Pettet Finiteness properties for the kernel of the pure motion group of n unlinked loops 
3:253:55 
Olga Macedonska Olshanskii method and positive laws in groups 
Robert Young Scaled relators and Dehn functions for nilpotent groups 
Denis Serbin Groups with regular free length functions in Z^n 
4:104:40 
Alexander Fel'shtyn Twisted BurnsideFrobenius theorem for discrete groups 
Tim Riley Geometric notions of space complexity for the word problem 
Olga Kharlampovich Isomorphism and other algorithmic problems for fully residually free groups 
4:505:40 
Koji Fujiwara The asymptotic dimension of a curve graph is finite 
Xiangdong Xie Uniform spaces and Gromov hyperbolicity 
Boris Plotkin Some Tarskiitype problems and logical invariants of algebras 
Sunday, May 7
9:00  9:50 Efim Zelmanov Some open problems in Ring Theory
9:5010:10 Coffee Break
10:1011:00 Mikhail Ershov GolodShafarevich groups with property (T) and KacMoody groups
11:10 12:00 Rostislav Grigorchuk Hanoi Tower Groups and Schreier Graphs
12:002:00 Lunch Break
2:004:30 Parallel sections

SC 1308 
SC 1431 
SC 1432 
2:002:30 
Igor Belegradek Rips construction and Kazhdan property (T) 
Collin Bleak A universal, minimal, nonsolvable subgroup of PLo(I) and of R. Thompson's group F 
Alexander Borisov Periodic points of selfmaps of algebraic varieties and their applications to group theory. 
2:403:10 
Dmitriy Sonkin Uniform Kazhdan groups 
Daniel Farley The action of Thompson's Group on a CAT(0) boundary 
Eugene Plotkin How to define the Burnside type problems for solvability property of groups and Lie algebras 
3:203:50 
Keivan MallahiKarai Kazhdan constant for automorphisms of nilpotent groups 
Dan Guralnik Coarse decompositions for boundaries of cubulated CAT(0) spaces 
Vitaliy Sushchanskiy Automorphism groups of trees and Sylow psubgroups of finitary symmetric groups 
4:004:30 
Angela Barnhill Global fixed points for actions on CAT(0) spaces 
KaiUwe Bux The Dimension of the Torelli Group for Out(F_n) 
Anton Klyachko Onerelator relative presentations 
4:304:50 Coffee break
4:505:00 Introduction of the 21^{st} Shanks lecturer, A. Lubotzky
5:006:00 Shanks Lecture: Alex Lubotzky Finite groups and hyperbolic manifolds
6:007:00 Reception (Molecular Biology Breezeway)
7:30 Dinner Party (Holiday Inn, Ballroom).
Monday, May 8
9:0010:00 Alex Lubotzky Linear representations of the automorphism group of a free group
10:0010:20 Coffee Break
10:2011:10 Shmuel Weinberger Spaces of Translations
11:2012:10 Alexei Miasnikov On elementary theories of free groups
12:102:00 Lunch Break
2:002:50 Daniel Wise Special Cube Complexes
3:005:30 Parallel sections

SC 1308 
SC 1431 
SC 1432 
3:003:30 
Karel Dekimpe Free actions of elementary abelian groups on tori 
Jason Manning Combinatorial horoballs, quasigeodesic bicombings, and relative hyperbolicity 
Lev Shneerson On the growth in semigroup varieties 
3:404:10 
Maciej Czarnecki Boundary of foliations 
Yuri Bahturin Gradings by Groups on Classical Simple Algebras. 
John Meakin From idempotentgenerated semigroups to 2complexes 
4:204:50 
Jose Higes NagataAssouad dimension via Lipschitz extensions 
Jason Behrstock Thick metric spaces, relative hyperbolicity, and quasiisometric rigidity 
Volker Diekert Complexity and decidability results for some free inverse monoids 
5:005:30 
Lewis Bowen A generalization of the prime geodesic theorem to counting conjugacy classes of free subgroups. 
Ruth Charney Toward outer space for right angled Artin groups 
Benjamin Steinberg Algebraic combinatorics, semigroup representations and random walks on hyperplane chambers after Ken Brown. 
Tuesday, May 9
9:009:50 Karen Vogtmann The ephemeral Morita classes
9:5010:10 Coffee Break
10:1011:00 Paul E. Schupp Random Quotients of the Modular Group are Rigid
11:1012:00 Panos Papasoglu Cut points and splittings of CAT(0) groups
12:002:00 Lunch Break
2:002:50 Michael Kapovich Generalized triangle inequalities and their applications
3:005:30 Parallel sections

SC 1308 
SC 1431 
SC 1432 
3:003:30 
Alexey Muranov Infinite simple groups of large commutator width 
Ashot Minasyan On the engulfing property for word hyperbolic groups 
Vahagn H. Mikaelian Continuum varieties of groups and verbal embeddings of groups 
3:404:10 
Michael Mihalik Decompositions of Coxeter groups over minimal splittings 
Yves de Cornulier Strongly bounded groups 
Galina Deryabina Multiplicative groups of Engel associative algebras 
4:204:50 
Rena Levitt Biautomaticity and nonpositively curved piecewise Euclidean complexes 
Yuriy Leonov Growth of selfsimilar groups 
Alexei Krasilnikov Bigroups and a limit variety of groups 
5:005:30 
Bernhard Muehlherr Simply connected subsets of buildings 
Zoran Sunic Hanoi Towers group as iterated monodromy group 
Yuri Kuzmin Homology identities of nilpotent groups have the finite basis property 
Wednesday, May 10
9:009:50 Nikolay Romanovskiy Free product decompositions in images of certain free products of groups
9:5010:10 Coffee Break
10:1011:00 Victor Guba Metric and growth properties of R.Thompson's group F
11:1012:00 Mark Sapir Groups acting on treegraded spaces
End of conference