## Program

The scientific program will start on

**Wednesday, May 3, 2017** in the afternoon and last till

**Friday, May 5, 2017** in the afternoon.

A poster session will be organized if at least 4 participants are willing to present a poster. In case you are interested in participating and presenting a poster, please indicate it when registering.

**Gérard Besson**
*Some open subsets of S*^{3} (also math dept colloquium)

We will describe in a very elementary way the geometry and
topology of some open subsets of S3. They are open 3-manifolds, some
with very interesting topology. The geometry is much less understood and
we will state some of the known results and address interesting
questions in geometry as well as in analysis.
**Olivier Glorieux**
*TBA*

**Clément Guérin**
*TBA*

**Inkang Kim**
*Gromov Simplicial volume, Barycenter method, and Bounded cohomology *

We prove that the locally finite simplicial volume of most Q-rank 1 locally symmetric spaces is positive. We combine the method of Gromov's bounded cohomology theory, Besson-Courtois-Gallot and Connell-Farb's barycenter method, and symmetric space geometry.
**Sadayoshi Kojima**
*TBA*

**Greg McShane**
*TBA*

**Hugo Parlier**
*TBA*

**Ser Peow Tan**
*TBA*

**Graeme Wilkin**
*TBA*

**Andrew Yarmola**
*TBA*