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Amenability, Coarse Embeddability and Fixed Point Properties

6th December 2016   -   9th December 2016
Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, United States


The main theme of the workshop is the spectrum of analytic properties running from Kazhdan's property (T) at one end to von Neumann's amenability at the other, which forms a foundational organizing structure for infinite groups and spaces. These properties can be described both analytically, via unitary representation theory, and geometrically, using embedding properties for discrete spaces. Connections with probability and combinatorics will likewise be addressed during the meeting.

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