Workshop on Finiteness properties

Our goal is to bring together experts on finiteness properties of groups and spaces with young reasearchers in related areas. We expect that this will lead to new connections and interactions and introduce new people to the field. To achieve this, our workshop will offer an attractive mix of minicourses and research talks.

Dates and Place

Karlsruhe, 23 February 2022 - 25 February 2022. 

Mini course speakers

Kai-Uwe Bux
Ian Leary


Tobias Hartnick, Claudio Llosa, Roman Sauer, Stefan Witzel

To contact the organisers please send an email to finiteness∂


We recommend the Hotel am Markt for participants of the workshop. To book a room there, please contact them directly (info∂ Other hotels we can recommend are the Leonardo Hotel, the Novotel Karlsruhe City and the Achat Hotel Karlsruhe City.


Below you find the schedule for the workshop. You will be able to register from 09:00 on Wednesday.

The registration and the Wednesday morning talks will take place in the Maths building (Englerstraße 2, Building 20.30) -- the registration will take place in the Foyer on the ground floor and the talks in room SR1.067 on the first floor. From Wednesday afternoon we will be in the NTI Lecture hall (Engesserstraße 5, Building 30.10). We will show you the way there on Wednesday.

Abstracts and Titles

You find the abstracts and titles for the talks here.

List of participants

You find a list of registered participants of the workshop here.

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Current Corona rules

To enter Germany coming from a high risk area without having to quarantine you need to be fully vaccinated (2x AstraZeneca, or 2x Moderna, or 2x Pfizer/Biontech, or 1x Johnson&Johnson+Booster) or recently recovered (more than 28 days and less than 90 days with a PCR test result as evidence). This requirement is called "2G" in Germany. In addition you have to fill in an online form before traveling and register your vaccinations. 

You find the form here and some information on the details of the rules here.

Once you completed the form there is a pdf that you need to download and carry on you either in printed or digital form (note that they do not email the pdf to you, so you have to download it right at the end of filling in the form). After completing the form they provide you with information on where to upload your vaccination certificate.

In Karlsruhe (and the surrounding state of Baden-Wurttemberg) the following rules currently apply:

  • To attend the talks of the workshop you need to be vaccinated or recovered according to the above rules ("2G").

  • FFP2 masks need to be worn in (most) public indoor spaces

  • Depending on the current "alert level" in the state of Baden-Wurttemberg you require a booster vaccination or a negative test result in addition to being fully vaccinated or recovered to enter many indoor public spaces ("2G+"), such as restaurants and breakfast at the hotel. The alert level depends on the current corona case and hospitalisation numbers. Antigen tests are freely and widely available, hence this should not pose any major problems. You can find details on the rules here and the current alarm level here. At the point of writing (08.02.2022) we are in Alarm Level I and thus 2G is sufficient, but this may change at short notice. 


The registration period is expired. (2021-12-06 00:01:00 - 2022-02-06 23:59:00)