William Rowan Hamilton
and Topology Workshop is an annual directed workshop held at the
Hamilton Mathematics Institute (HMI), Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. The topic for the 2007 workshop is Pro-p groups and low dimensional topology.
Specific topics include the virtual Haken and virtual fibering
conjectures, large groups, pro-p groups, property tau,
subgroup growth and L2-Betti numbers.
The goal of the William Rowan Hamilton
Geometery and Topology
Workshop is to provide a forum in which the international
geometry and topology community can meet annually with its European
counterpart to discuss topics of an interdisciplinary nature. A major
anticipated outcome of these annual workshops is the determination of
future research directions, and the generation of a list of open
problems in the topics of focus. The workshop has a permanent
website at http://www.hamilton.tcd.ie/events/gt/gt.htm/,
where these problem lists and any lecture notes that the participants
provide will be posted. Furthermore, the HMI intends to have a
preprint series, whereby hard copies of the workshop results can be
disseminated to research institutions worldwide.
Boston College, and the HMI, have
grants to co-sponsor this event as part of
their commitment to fostering ties between the US scientific community
and the European scientific community.