[RESEARCH] Thematic semester: Graphs, groups and dynamics

September 2017 – February 2018, Lyon

The thematic semester, Graphs, Groups and Dynamics, aims at understanding simple systems of algebraic, combinatorial and dynamical nature which arise in mathematics, physics and computer science, through techniques which exploit the rich interactions between spectral analysis, ergodic theory, topological dynamics and combinatorics. Our objective is to facilitate broader and deeper collaborations between researchers in these fields and to provide a forum and meeting place for exchange of ideas and techniques.