Non-positive curvature in manifolds and groups

Bologna Unit of National Institute of High Mathematics

  • Date: 24 March 2023

  • Event location: Department of Mathematics - room: Aula Pincherle - 2nd floor

  • Access Details: Free admission subject to enrolment

The aim of this event is to bring together researchers working in geometric topology and geometric group theory, mainly focusing on non-positive curvature phenomena. It is hosted by the University of Bologna and sponsored by INdAM.

Before this event, the University of Bologna will host the workshop “Manifolds and groups in Bologna” (March 22-23, 2023, sponsored by GNSAGA — INdAM ), on the same research themes, particularly addressed to the participation and interaction of young researchers.


  • Caterina Campagnolo UAM - Universidad Autónoma de Madrid "Simplicial volume as a geometric invariant"
  • Irene Pasquinelli University of Bristol "Mapping class group orbit closures for non-orientable surfaces"
  • Andrea Seppi Université Grenoble Alpes "Fuchsian and Hitchin representations, and their affine deformations"
  • Leone Slavich Università di Pavia "Varietà iperboliche e immersioni geodetiche"



Pierluigi Contucci (director of Bologna Unit of INdAM), Ludovico Battista, Stefano Francaviglia, Marco Moraschini, Stefano Riolo Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna and Filippo SartiUniversità di Torino