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Finsler Geometry and Applications

Location

Varanasi, India

Dates

05/12/2019 to 15/12/2019

Presentation

Since a couple of decades, Finsler geometry has been a very active field of research, with a particular stress on the use of purely metric methods in the investigation of various Finsler metrics that appear naturally in geometry, topology and convexity theory.

Our aim in this school is to provide a unified viewpoint to several aspects of this modern point of view on Finsler geometry, in the form of a set of coordinated courses that will contribute to give a solid background on this topic to the participants. The target audience will consist essentially of young researchers and PhD students from India and from developing and less developed countries, who work in this direction or who plan to pursue their research in related areas. Besides the pedagogical aspects, the interested candidates will be given directions for future research. Special attention will be given to promote female students.

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Additional information:

Training sessions.

The afternoon sessions will be exclusively dedicated to tutorials and discussions. The coordinators of the training sessions and complimentary lecturers will include:

  • Muhammed Uludag (Galatasaray University)
  • Norbert A’Campo (Univ. Basel)

Administrative and scientific coordinators

Bankteshwar TIWARI (DST Centre for Interdisciplinary Mathematical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, India, banktesht@gmail.com)
Athanase PAPADOPOULOS (IRMA, Université de Strasbourg et CNRS, France, athanase.papadopoulos@math.unistra.fr)

Scientific committee

Athanase PAPADOPOULOS (Institut de Recherche Mathématique Avancée, Université de Strasbourg et CNRS, France)
S. G. DANI (UM-DAE Center for Excellence in Basic Sciences, India)
Riddhi Shah (Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi)
Norbert A'CAMPO (Universitat Basel, Switzerland)
Krishnendu GONGOPADHYAY (IISER Mohali, India)

Scientific program

Course 1: "Introduction to metric and Finsler geometry", Athanase PAPADOPOULOS (Institut de Recherche Mathématique Avancée, Université de Strasbourg et CNRS, France)
Course 2: "Introduction to the dynamics of the geodesic flow", Gilles COURTOIS (University of Paris, France)
Course 3: "Global Riemannian geometry", Gérard BESSON (Institut Fourier, Université de Grenoble, France)
Course 4: "Mixed volumes and inequalities", Ivan IZMESTIEV (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)
Course 5: "Groups actions on R-trees and Lambda -trees", Olga KHARLAMPOVICH (Graduate Center and City University of New York)
Course 6: "Actions of mapping class groups on various spaces and their rigidity", Kenichi OHSHIKA (Gakushuin University, Tokyo, Japan)

How to participate:

For registration and application to a CIMPA financial support, follow the instructions given here

Deadline for registration and application:  August 25, 2019.