WINTER BRAIDS             

         School on algebraic and topological aspects of braid groups      
           
  From 14th to 16th december 2010
             

Organisation comitee
 P. Bellingeri (Université de Caen)
 D. Faenzi
(Université de Pau et des pays de l'Adour)  
 V. Florens (Université de Pau et des pays de l'Adour)
                                                        J. Vallès (Université de Pau et des pays de l'Adour)                                                                

contact: vincent.florens@univ-pau.fr,  
paolo.bellingeri@math.unicaen.fr
   
The school is organized by the team of Algebra and Geometry of the Université de Pau, and the GDR Tresses.
It occurs in the framework of the ANR projects Interlow and Theogar. It will take place at the University. The students that are registred can propose a presentation. The first lecture will be on 14th at 9 am, and the last on 16th at 5 pm.

We support the lodging of any registred student, and part of the travel if required.

Program-List of participants
                                     

LECTURES 

 S. Baader (Université de Berne, Suisse) "Positivity for braids, links and surfaces"
 P. Bellingeri (Université de Caen),  "Generalisations of braid groups, linearity"
 A. Cattabriga (Université de Bologna, Italie) "Mapping class group and Hilden groups"   
V. Florens (Université de Pau) "Lawrence-Bigelow representations of braid groups"
I. Marin (Université de Paris VII) "Braids groups and representations"

 Two half-days will be devoted to the presentation of students.


Supports: Laboratoire LMA, Fédération IPRA, GDR Tresses, Projets ANR Interlow et TheoGar, CNRS