Mapping class groups, 3- and 4-manifolds


27 July -- 1 August 2015 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania
 


 [Program]   [Lectures]   [Accommodation]   [How to get there?]   [Support and Registration]   [Organizers]   [Participants]    


 
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Program


The arrival day is Sunday, July 26-th. For the rest of the week, we plan to have 2 lectures in the morning, 2 lectures in the afternoon and a student session for questions, informal discussions and tutorials before dinner. The conference finishes on Saturday, 1-st August.


 
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Lectures, schedule and scientific material



Schedule of the summer school.

Mini-courses by:

  • Stefan Friedl, Universitat Regensburg : Virtual fibering for 3-manifolds
  • Burak Ozbagci, Koc University, Istanbul : Topology of symplectic fillings of contact 3-manifolds
  • Mustafa Korkmaz, Middle East Technical University, Ankara : Mapping class groups: presentations, representations and relations with symplectic manifolds
  • Norbert A'Campo, Universitat Basel : Singularities, Low-Dimensional Topology and Galois action.



    Courses will take place at Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science within the University "Babes-Bolyai" of Cluj.
    The address of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science is 1, Mihail Kogalniceanu Street , in the center of Cluj Napoca (see the general plan).


     
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    Accommodation


    Hotel Universitas - Universitas Student House, UBB

    Address: Street Pandurilor, no. 7. The main entrance is from Street Plopilor, Cluj-Napoca, see the Plan 1 or Plan 2 of the area. Phone: +40 264 429 788.



     
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    How to get there?


    The city of Cluj-Napoca is located in Transylvania, the northwest Romania. Usef ul links and information about the city of Cluj, in particular online maps, could be found here: Cluj4All.

    The closest international airport is Cluj "Avram Iancu" International Airport.

    To reach the hotel Universitas from the airport, see: Directions Airport - Hotel Universitas.
    The easiest way is to take a taxi and we suggest you to command a cab where the company name is visible (Diesel, Terafan) and sometimes also the price by km (usually around 2.35 RON/km). The average cost of a trip is 25-30 RON (with an extra of 30% during the night) and cannot exceed 40 RON. It is safe to ask the driver about the estimated cost before the start. Today 1 Euro is about 4.4 RON.

    To reach the hotel from the train station: Directions Train station - Hotel Universitas.
    One could also take a taxi (see above), for a cost averaging 10-15 RON.

    To reach the university from the hotel: Directions Hotel Universitas-University Babes-Bolyai.
    The easiest way seems to take the tramway from the station in front of the hotel towards the downtown, to descend at the station BARITIU and then to walk for about 10 minutes.

    Courses will take place at Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science within the University "Babes-Bolyai" of Cluj in the Room 5/I (Tiberiu Popoviciu) at the first level of the main building. The way inside the building, from the main entrance, will be indicated.

    The address of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science is 1, Mihail Kogalniceanu Street , in the center of Cluj Napoca (see the general plan).


     
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    Support and Registration


    Due to limited funding and space registration is now closed. We cannot accept anymore participants.


     
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    List of participants

    Stefan Friedl
    Burak Ozbagci
    Mustafa Korkmaz
    Norbert A'Campo
    Cristina Anghel
    Benjamin Audoux
    Palo Bellingeri
    Barbu Berceanu
    Celeste Damiani
    Daniel Matei
    Jean-Baptiste Meilhan
    Ki-Heon Yun
    Alexandra Otiman
    Radu Popescu
    Noemie Combes
    Miruna Stefana Sorea
    Charalampos Stylianakis
    Emmanuel Wagner
    Keon Choi
    Stefan Behrens
    Tamas Terpai
    Andras Szucs
    Irena Matkovic
    Peter Ivanics
    Attila Guld
    Gilberto Spano
    Foldvari Viktoria
    Ta the Anh
    Gerrit Herrmann
    Johanna Meumertzheim
    Enrico Toffoli
    Kyle Larson
    Tamas Laszlo
    Hatice Unlu
    Sabahattin Ilbira
    Adalet Cengel
    Tulin Altunoz
    Elcin Caliskan
    Cornel Pintea
    Radu Peter
    Liana Topan
    Paul Blaga
    Oana Chender
    Adela Lupescu
    Andrei Neag
    Dorin Andrica
    Louis Funar
    Andras Stipsicz


     
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    Organizing Committee

    Dorin Andrica, University Babes-Bolyai, Cluj Napoca,
    Louis Funar, Institut Fourier, Grenoble,
    Andras Stipsicz, Alfred Renyi Institute of Mathematics, Budapest.