The mapping class group of a surface is one of those objects in mathematics that is ubiquitous: it appears in low dimensional topology, the theory of Teichmüller places, the study of fibre bundles, algebraic geometry, topological field theories, etc. This has the advantage of offering a multitude of points of view to understand the mapping class group but also makes it hard to follow the advances in such a variety of subjects. We hope that this session will offer a transverse view on the areas connected with the mapping class group.


Rinat Kahaev
Université de Genève
Mapping class group representations in the Hilbert space of square integrable functions over locally compact abelian groups
Thursday, 27 April, 16:30-17:15. Room Nicolau d’Olwer

Javier Aramayona 
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Finitely-presented big mapping class groups
Thursday, 27 April, 17:20-18:05. Room Nicolau d’Olwer

Hugo Parlier
University of Fribourg
Interrogating length spectra and quantifying isospectral finiteness
Thursday, 27 April, 18:10-18:55. Room Nicolau d’Olwer

Marithania Silvero 
Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences
On Khovanov homology of links
Friday, 28 April, 16:30-17:15. Room Nicolau d’Olwer

Julien Marché
Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris
A Jones polynomial for curves on surfaces
Friday, 28 April, 17:20-18:05. Room Nicolau d’Olwer

Ken Bromberg 
University of Utha
Convex co-compact subgroups of the mapping class group
Friday, 28 April, 18:10-18:55. Room Nicolau d’Olwer


Wolfgang Pitsch
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Juan Souto
Université de Rennes 1 


The Catalan Mathematical Society (SCM) invites participants to the second edition of the Barcelona Mathematical Days. This triennial Conference focusses on current research topics across several areas of Mathematics.

Plenary talks and thematic sessions have been selected by the Scientific Committee of the SCM. Special thanks are due to the organisers of the thematic sessions and to the local mathematical community for their support to this Conference.


Societat Catalana de Matemàtiques
Institut d'Estudis Catalans
Carrer del Carme, 47
08001 Barcelona

Phone: +34 933 248 583