Description
The German Research Foundation (DFG) and the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) are organizing a Workshop on Global Differential Geometry, to be held at the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Mbour, Sénégal, May 21 - 25, 2018.

The workshop will focus on recent developments in Global Differential Geometry, in particular on symplectic and Poisson geometry, including foliations and Lie theory, as well as classical differential geometry with its connections to differential topology and global analysis. There are close relations to the index theory of elliptic operators, generalized complex geometry and geometric flows, all of which open the door to applications in mathematical physics.

Summer School on Global Differential Geometry (14-18 May) web page:
http://home.mathematik.uni-freiburg.de/mathphys/konf/diffgeo-summerschool/index.html
 
Organizing Committee:
Hamidou Dathe (Dakar)
Bernhard Hanke (Augsburg)
Aissa Wade (Penn State and AIMS Mbour)
Katrin Wendland (Freiburg)

DFG Coordinators:
Carsten Balleier
Alida Höbener
Beate Wilhelm

The list of speakers includes:
Claudio Arezzo (ICTP)
Augustin Banyaga (Penn State)
Augustin Tshidibi Batubenge (South Africa)
Kai Cieliebak (Augsburg)
A. Degeratu (Stuttgart)
Hassimou Diallo (Cote d’Ivoire)
Abdoul Salam Diallo (Senegal)
Cheikh Mbacke Diop* (Senegal)
Jonathan Mboyo Esole* (Northeastern)
Urs Frauenfelder (Augsburg)
Sebastian Goette (Freiburg)
Djideme Franck Houenou (Benin)
El-Kaioum Mohamed Moutuou* (USF Florida)
Karl-Hermann Neeb (Erlangen)
Sylvie Paycha (Postdam)
Philippe Rukimbira (FIU Florida)
Thomas Schick (Göttingen)
Léonard Todjihoundé (Benin)
Joel Tossa (Benin)
Burkhard Wilking (Münster)
*to be confirmed
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