Groups, Graphs, Action!

Fall Conference of the Swiss Mathematical Society

19 - 21 October 2015

University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland


The principal topic of this conference will be interactions between group theory and geometry. The talks will explore the connections between areas of research such as graph theory, topology, measure theory, functional analysis, combinatorics, and computational algebra.


Alejandra Garrido (Geneva) Henry Bradford (Cambridge)         Martin Finn-Sell (Vienna)                 John Mackay (Bristol)
Clara Löh (Regensburg) Mark Hagen (Cambridge) Alexandre Martin (Vienna) Rufus Willett (Hawaii)
Nicolas Bergeron (Paris)                    Yash Lodha (EPFL)              Harald Helfgott (Paris) Agelos Georgakopoulos (Warwick)
Dani Wise (McGill)


Laura Ciobanu (Neuchâtel)
Ana Khukhro (Neuchâtel)
Alain Valette (Neuchâtel)

Please send an email to groups, graphs, action! if you plan on coming to the conference.

All PhD students and postodcs from Bern, Lausanne, Geneva, Fribourg and Neuchatel are asked to register for the conference at the CUSO internal page and are encourged to ask for financial support.

Schedule and Abstracts of Talks


The arrival day is Sunday or Monday. The scientific program begins on Monday at 11:00 a.m.
The conference ends Wednesday afternoon.

The conference room GPA(petit auditoire) is in the basement of the Chemistry building (avenue de Bellevaux 51) located behind the UniMail building (rue Emile-Argand 11). A map can be found here.
On the day, there will be posters indicating the way to the room.

Conference dinner

The conference dinner will be fondue at La Taverne Neuchâteloise, at 19:00 on Monday evening. You can find the restaurant using this map.

Your stay

Rooms have been booked for all speakers at Hôtel des Arts and the Hôtel des Alpes et Lac.


There is a small university cafeteria on site where participants can have lunch. Please note that the cafeteria only accepts cash (CHF) payments, and that there is no cash machine on site.


The most convenient airports for Neuchâtel are located in Geneva, Zürich, and Bern. Train information can be found at the Swiss Railroad page.
The most convenient way to get from the train station to the conference location is to walk (20 mins approx.), or to take bus 107 (in the direction of Hauterive) and get off at the stop Portes Rouges. Please note that bus tickets should be bought before getting on the bus. The bus stop and ticket machines are located behind the train station (the opposite side to the lake).

Supported by the Swiss Mathematical Society and the Swiss Doctoral Program in Mathematics (CUSO).