12 nov 2017 - 18 nov 2017
When speaking of differential geometry, it is Riemannian geometry that first springs to mind. But there are many other equally well motivated notions of geometry: classical examples include conformal, projective, and CR. In fact, alternative geometric structures abound. Some are now collected under the auspices of parabolic differential geometry but there are still others.
This conference will represent the conclusion of a dedicated Simons Semester, which began in 28.08.2017 at IMPAN (Warsaw), and was aimed at discussing and developing these various geometries and the interaction between them.
A key principle and unifying theme is one of symmetry. To justify its study from this viewpoint, a geometry should have a most symmetrical incarnation with an abundance of symmetries. In other words it will be a homogeneous space. Surprisingly, many characteristics of the homogeneous model seem to persist in the curved setting.
Organizers: Michael Eastwood, Wojciech Kryński, Paweł Nurowski, Ben Warhurst.
Speakers: Gil Bor, Andreas Cap, Boris Doubrov, Maciej Dunajski, Kengo Hirachi, Boris Kruglikov, Gianni Manno, Joël Merker, Thomas Mettler, Tohru Morimoto, Piotr Mormul, Emilio Musso, Witold Respondek, Nuno Romao, Artur Sergyeyev, Jan Slovak, Dennis The, Igor Zelenko, Michail Zhitomirskii.