Vector Distributions and Related Geometries


Monday, 2nd of June
9:30 Mike Eastwood: Differential complexes for the Grushin distributions
11:00 Misha Zhitomirski: Homogeneous subsets of the tangent bundle
12:00 Jan Slovak: Conformally Fedosov Geometry

14:30 Boris Kruglikov: Symmetry bounds for filtered geometric structures
15:30 Marek Grochowski: Basic facts about sub-Lorentzian geometry
16:30 Antoni Pierzchalski: Conjugate submersions
Tuesday, 3rd of June
9:30 Robert Bryant: Existence and non-existence of canonical connections
10:30 Coffee
11:00 Tohru Morimoto: Klein - Cartan programme for differential equations
12:00 Boris Dubrov: Subalgebras of semisimple Lie algebras: techniques and geometric applications

14:30 Arman Taghavi-Chabert: Kerr theorems in odd dimensions
15:00 Katharina Neusser: Strongly essential Killing fields of |1|-graded parabolic geometries
15:30 Dennis The: Homogeneous integrable Legendrian contact structures in dimension five
16:00 Travis Willse: Holography of (2, 3, 5)-distributions and nearly Kahler geometry
Wednesday, 4th of June
9:30 Ian Anderson: Non-rigid parabolic geometries of Monge type. Part I
10:30 Coffee
11:00 Emma Carberry: Toroidal Soap Bubbles: Constant Mean Curvature Tori in S^3 and R^3
12:00 Colleen Robles: Degeneration of Hodge structure

14:30 Gil Bor: The dancing metric, rolling of the projective plane on its dual and G2 symmetry
15:30 Matthew Randall: Generalised Ricci solitons in dimension 2
16:00 Coffee
16:20 Wojciech Kryński: Paraconformal structures and adapted connections
16.50 Thomas Mettler: Conformal connections on projective surfaces
18.00 Conference Dinner
Thursday, 5th of June
9:30 Yuri Sachkov: Subriemannian geometry on rank 2 Carnot groups
10:30 Coffee
11:00 Maciej Dunajski: On the quadratic invariant of binary sextics
12:00 Jean-Baptiste Pomet: On dynamic equivalence of control systems and distributions

15:00 Free time
16:00 Coffee
16:30 Robert Bryant (Colloquium) The geometry of periodic equi-areal sequences
Friday, 6th of June
9:30 Witold Respondek: Control systems of minimal differential weight and Cartan absolute equivalence
10:30 Coffee
11:00 David Calderbank: Higher codimension CR structures, Levi-Kaehler reduction and toric geometry
12:00 Felipe Monroy-Perez: Hyperelliptic signals as natural controls for nonholonomic motion planning

14:30 Hector Sussmann (presented by Yuri Sachkov): Distributions, sub-Riemannian metrics and minimizers
15:30 Matthias Hammerl: A non-normal Fefferman-type construction of split-signature conformal structures admitting twistor spinors
16:00 Zhaohu Nie: Non-rigid parabolic geometries of Monge type. Part II classification