Winter of Disconnectedness


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  • 27 June 2016 - 8 July 2016
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Organisers: Pierre Emmanuel Caprace (Universite Catholique de Louvain), Murray Elder (University of Newcastle), Jacqui Ramagge (University of Sydney), Colin Reid (University of Newcastle), Anne Thomas (University of Sydney), George Willis (University of Newcastle)


  • George Willis (University of Newcastle)
  • Colin Reid (University of Newcastle)
  • Anne Thomas (University of Sydney)
  • Helge Glöckner (University of Paderborn)
  • Jacqui Ramagge (University of Sydney)
  • Phillip Wesolek (Universite Catholique de Louvain)
  • C.R.E. Raja  (Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore)

Program Structure:

Week 1: Lie-type Techniques for TDLC Groups, 27 June 2016 – 1 July 2016
Courses of 5 Introductory Lectures
George Willis (University of Newcastle): The scale function on a totally disconnected group
Helge Glöckner (University of Paderborn):  Automorphisms of Lie groups over local fields

Week 2: Combinatorial and Descriptive Techniques for TDLC Groups, 4 July – 8 July 2016
Courses of 5 Introductory Lectures
Anne Thomas (University of Sydney): Automorphism groups of combinatorial structures
Phillip Wesolek (Universite Catholique de Louvain): Elementary t.d.l.c. groups.

Registration deadline: 27 May 2016

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Workshop: Lie-type Techniques for TDLC Groups 27 June 2016 – 1 July 2016

Workshop: Combinatorial and Descriptive Techniques for TDLC Groups 4 July – 8 July 2016




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