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Braids in Paris

Paris, September 17-20, 2008

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Organisation commitee : Emmanuel Ferrand, Julien Marché, Ivan Marin, Gregor Masbaum.

Scientific commitee : Christian Blanchet, Benjamin Enriquez, Daan Krammer, Jean Michel, Stepan Orevkov.


This workshop is organised by the Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu. It will take place 17 - 20 september 2008 at the new Paris Rive Gauche site of the Université Paris Diderot (Paris 7).
There will be two mini-courses of 3 hours each, as well as contributed talks selected by the scientific comittee.

This international meeting aims at bringing together experts who share an interest in braid groups, and expects to raise fruitful interactions among them.


Michel Broué
Complex reflection groups and associated Braids

Gilbert Levitt
Automorphisms of free groups and train tracks
Motivated by work of Thurston about surfaces, Bestvina, Feighn, and Handel have developed train tracks in order to study automorphisms of free groups: the structure of an individual automorphism, as well as the group of all automorphisms.
This mini-course will be an introduction to the subject.


The registration procedure is now closed.

Contributed talks

In addition to mini-courses, twenty contributed talks have been selected by the scientific commitee. The list of abstracts can be found here .


The registered participants for which we have reserved a room at the Kellerman residence may visit the CISP webpage.
Rooms in this residence will be paid directly by the workshop.

Participants who wish to book a hotel may visit this list of hotels .
We will not be able to reimburse hotel rooms.


Lunches for registered participants will be offered.

Transportation costs

The workshop will not cover transportation costs to or from Paris.