RTG 2229

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"Asymptotic Invariants and Limits of Groups and Spaces"

Asymptotic geometry investigates macroscopic properties of geometric spaces. It looks at geometric spaces from afar. The difference between a continuous geometric space and its discrete approximations thus vanishes. This leads to unified framework to study discrete as well as continuous geometric structures. Many breakthroughs in geometry, ranging from Mostow's and Margulis' rigidity theorems to Agol's recent proof of Thurston's virtual Haken conjecture, are based on the ideas of asymptotic geometry.

Despite its importance in modern geometry, a framework of doctoral education and research that takes the perspective of asymptotic geometry as its leitmotif has been missing so far. Our Research Training Group, consisting of scientists from Heidelberg and Karlsruhe, builds on the perspective of asymptotic geometry and intends to create a model for a cross-boundary geometric education of PhD students.


Kurswechselkonferenz 2020

Sepember 28th - 29th

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Colloquium speaker Sobhan Seyfaddini (Paris)

June 30th, 2020
online colloquium

Arithmetic groups and 3-manifolds (cancelled)

March 23rd - 27th, 2020
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Annual RTG Retreat

January 16th - 17th, 2020
Hohenwart Forum Pforzheim

6th RTG Day Winter Semester 2019/20

January 7th, 2020
Colloquium speaker: Gabriele Benedetti (Heidelberg)
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5th RTG Day Winter Semester 2019/20

December 10th, 2019
Colloquium speaker: Bernhard Mühlherr (Gießen)
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