Research workshop of the European research council (ERC), the Isreal science foundation (ISF) and the Center for advanced studies at Ben-Gurion university.

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School on Polish Groups.

May 22 – 27, 2016 at Midreshet Sde-Boker, Israel

SPONSORS: The School is funded by the European research council (ERC) the Israel science foundation (ISF) and the Center for Advanced Studies in Mathematics at Ben-Gurion University.
DESCRIPTION: The School will focus on Polish Groups. General theory, examples, representations of discrete groups with Polish targets, and applications to discrete groups, geometry and dynamics. The three main courses will be:
General theory of Polish groups Jullien Melleray, Christian Rosendal and Todor Tsankov.
Algebraic groups over Polish fields. Jean Lécureux and Bertrand Rémy.
Infinite dimensional Lie groups and their symmetric spaces Bruno Duchesne.
FINANCIAL SUPPORT: Local expenses (lodging and board at Sde-Boker) will be covered by the conference for all participants. Graduate students will be housed in double rooms - please indicate in the registration form if you have any preferences for room sharing. Depending on our budget, we might be able to help with the the travel expenses of graduate students or post-docs. Please indicate in the registration form if you require such assistance.
ARRIVAL AND SCHEDULE: Before purchasing flight tickets please consult the travel section. In short: the first lectures will be held Sunday 16:00. The main courses will commence Monday morning. The last lectures will finish by Friday at noon. We will have a few shuttles going from "Be'er Sheva-North/University" train station to Sde-Boker on Sunday and returning shuttles on Friday.
ORGANIZERS and SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE: Uri Bader. Weizmann institute
Tsachik Gelander. Weizmann institute.
Yair Glasner. Ben-Gurion university.

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