Torsion in the homology of arithmetic groups: geometry, arithmetic, and computation (12w5075)
Francesco Calegari (Northwestern University)
Paul Gunnells (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Akshay Venkatesh (Stanford University)
All of the proposed participants are either active in these areas or have professed interest in them. The emerging connections of the topics above and the research interests of the proposed participants, coupled with the intimate setting of BIRS, should ensure many opportunities for progress.
The time is ripe for such a workshop. Most of these developments are very recent, and there has never been a meeting focused on them. Bringing together a group of researchers in these areas will likely lead to significant breakthroughs in current research programs, and may also uncover new connections between these topics.