Amenability of discrete groups
September 26 to September 30, 2016
American Institute of Mathematics,
San Jose, California
and Volodymyr Nekrashevych
This workshop will be devoted to the structural theory of discrete amenable
groups, and new examples of amenable and non-amenable groups. In
particular, our discussions will be centered around recent techniques
of proving amenability/non-amenability for groups acting on sets and
topological spaces and new probabilistic, geometric, and analytic
The main topics of the workshop are:
- New and potential examples of non-elementary amenable groups.
Structural theory of amenable actions.
- Contracting self-similar groups, groups generated by automata of
polynomial activity growth, groups of interval exchange
transformations and their analogs.
- New examples of non-amenable groups, amenability of equivalence
relations and groupoids.
Material from the workshop
A list of participants.
The workshop schedule.
A report on the workshop activities.
A list of open problems.