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CRM > English > Activities > Conference on Automorphisms of free groups
Conference on Automorphisms of free groups
Dates: November 12 to 16, 2012

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The goal of this conference is to bring together the leading researchers on the subject of automorphisms of free groups, with emphasis on the geometric aspects.
List of speakers 
Yael Algom-Kfir, Yale University

Javier Aramayona, University of Ireland at Galway
Finite rigid sets in curve complexes

Mladen Bestvina, University of Utah
Free factor projections

Martin Bridson, Oxford University
Nielsen equivalence and the profinite genus of finitely presented groups
Chris Cashen, Universität Wien
Mapping Tori of Polynomially Growing Free Group Automorphisms​
Vincent Guirardel, (IRMAR) Université de Rennes 1 

Ursula Hamenstädt, Universität Bonn

Arnaud Hilion, Aix-Marseille Université

Ilya Kapovich, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
On hyperbolicity of the free factor and free splitting complexes

Gilbert Levitt, Université de Caen

Luis Paris, Université de Bourgogne
Presentations for the mapping class groups of nonorientable surfaces

Doron Puder, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Primitive Words, Measure Preservation and Mobius Inversions on the lattice of Subgroups of F_k

Patrick Reynolds, University of Utah 

Saul Schleimer, University of Warwick

Alessandro Sisto, Oxford University
Actions on hyperbolic spaces and random walks
Juan Souto, The University of British Columbia​

Jing Tao, University of Utah

Karen Vogtmann, Cornell University, USA
Outer spaces for right-angled Artin groups

Pascal Weil, Université de Bourdeaux I
A solvable orbit problem: when does a subgroup meet the orbit of a word under the action of Aut(F) in the rank 2 free group​

Bert Wiest, Université de Rennes 1

Matt T. Clay, University of Arkansas​
Juan González-Meneses, Universidad de Sevilla
Martin Lustig, Université d'Aix-Marseille
Alexandra Pettet, University of British Columbia at Vancouver
Enric Ventura Capell, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya ​

Registration fee: 100 euros

Local registration fee: 60 euros
The registration fee (not for locals) covers : attendance to the lectures, documentation package, lunch tickets, and coffee breaks, excursion and social dinner.
The local registration fee covers: attendance to the lectures, documentation package, and coffee breaks.
Deadline for registration and payment:  November 8th , 2012 
After this date please contact the organisers.
How to register: Look near the top or bottom right and there should be a shopping trolley. Click on this to register. At the very top of the next screen will be a heading saying ‘You have 1 activities to cart’, click on this and then follow the instructions. 


Participants are encouraged to book their lodging as soon as possible. If you plan to stayfor 2 weeks or more we recommend you to stay at Vila Universitària 2. In case you want to make a reservation at Vila please send a message to Ms. Marta Roig ( Please be sure to mention the reference "CRM Activity" when making your reservation.


Vila Universitària 2

The following services are included:

Weekly Cleaning service.

  • Water and electricity expenses included in the price.
  • Wire internet connection.
  • Bed and towels equipment.
  • Adapted television to the TDT.
  • Free entrance to SAF (sport facilities)

You can visit the Vila web page at the address: www.vilauniversitaria.comThe address is Vila Universitària, Campus Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. 08193 Bellaterra. You can check how to get there using the local map of the CRMwebpage: Vila Universitària 2 is right on the campus and the closest train station is Bellaterra train station at the FCG train line.

Hotel Campus

For visitors who stay less than two weeks it may be less expensive to stay in the Campus Hotel ( 

If you have any questions please contact:
Ms. Núria Hernandez
Activities Coordinator