M. Abouzaid

On the symplectic topology of Stein manifolds
Those complex manifolds which admit a proper embedding in affine space are called Stein. In the early 90's, Eliashberg classified the smooth manifolds of real dimension greater than 4 which admit a Stein structure, leaving open the question of whether a manifold can admit two Stein structures which are not deformation equivalent. By making full use of the modern machinery of symplectic topology (i.e. Floer theory and the Fukaya category), the last five years, starting with work of SeidelSmith and McLean, has seen much progress on this front. I will particularly focus on the case of Stein structures on manifolds diffeomorphic to euclidean space, and explain some ideas behind the proof that, in real dimensions greater than 10, the set of equivalence classes of such Stein structures (under deformation) maps surjectively to the set of sequences of prime numbers. In particular, it is uncountable.

A. Baklouti

On the geometry of discontinuous subgroups acting on solvable homogeneous spaces
Let \(G\) be an exponential solvable Lie group and \(H\) a connected Lie subgroup of \(G\). Given any discontinuous subgroup \(\Gamma\) for the homogeneous space \(\mathscr{M}=G/H\) and any deformation of \(\Gamma\), the deformed discrete subgroup may utterly destroy its proper discontinuous action on \(\mathscr{M}\) as \(H\) is not compact (except for the case when it is trivial). To emphasize this specific issue, we present in this talk different questions related to the geometry of the parameter and the deformation spaces of any discrete subgroup \(\Gamma\) acting properly discontinuously and fixed point freely on \(G/H\) for an arbitrary \(H\). Some topological features of the related deformations are discussed, namely the rigidity conjecture for simply connected nilpotent Lie groups. We also present some positive solutions to the conjecture and discuss the more general setting of exponential solvable Lie groups.

T. Barbot

The geometry of spacetimes of constant curvature
We will present the classification of spatially compact spacetimes of constant curvature, and recent results by M. Belraouti on the convergence near the origin of level sets of time functions considered as metric spaces.

M. Belkhelfa

On Ricci pseudosymmetry of Generalized \(S\) space form with two structure vector fields
Generalized Sasakian space form has been defined and studied by P. Alegre, D. E. Blair, A. Carriazo [2004], as natural generalization of Sasakian space form (holomorphic sectional curvature constant). We studied and proved that any generalized Sasakian space form is Ricci pseudosymmetric [2007, 2008]. In their paper A. Carriazo et al [2010], introduced and studied generalized S space form with two structure vector fields (two Reeb vector fields) (for s=1, we get Sasakian space form), as an example they gave a warped product of real line and a generalized Sasakian space form. In this talk, we study the Ricci pseudosymmetry of Generalized \(S\) space form with two structure vector fields.

M. Boucetta

Solutions of the YangBaxter equations on orthogonal groups : the case of oscillator groups
A Lie group is called orthogonal if it carries a biinvariant pseudoRiemannian metric. Oscillator Lie groups constitutes a subclass of the class of orthogonal Lie groups. In this paper, we determine the Lie bialgebra structures and the solutions of the classical Yang Baxter equation on a generic class of oscillator Lie algebras. On the other hand, we show that any solution of the classical YangBaxter equation on an orthogonal Lie group induces a flat left invariant pseudoRiemannian metric in the dual Lie groups associated to this solution. This metric is geodesically complete if and only if the dual are unimodular. More generally, we show that any solution of the generalized YangBaxter equation on an orthogonal Lie group determines a left invariant locally symmetric pseudoRiemannian metric on the corresponding dual Lie groups. Applying this result to oscillator Lie groups we get a large class of solvable Lie groups with flat left invariant Lorentzian metric. {\bf Reference} {\bf M.Boucetta and A.Medina} {\sl Solutions of the YangBaxter equations on orthogonal groups : the case of oscillator groups}, Journal of Geometry and Physics 61 (2011) pp. 23092320.

G. Carron

Optimal Integral Pinching Results
This is a joint work with V. Bour (Grenoble). We obtain optimal cohomology vanishing based on integral curvature assumptions.

Y. Chitour

Rolling manifolds on constant curvature spaces
In this talk, I will present a joint work with M. GodoyMolina and P. Kokkonen where we investigate the controllability of the rolling model of a Riemanniann manifold onto a space of constant negative curvature. In particular, we reduce the question at stake to the study of the holonomy group of a (linear) connection on an associated vector bundle and we provide necessary and sufficient conditions to get complete controlability. The last part of the talk is devoted to the study of the infinitesimal symmetries associated to the rolling problem.

S. Dumitrescu

Quasihomogeneous analytic affine connections on surfaces
We classify germs at the origin of torsion free real analytic affine connections on \(\mathbb{R}^2\) which are {\sl quasihomogeneous}, in the sense that they are {\sl locally homogeneous} on an open set containing the origin in its closure, but not locally homogeneous in the neighborhood of the origin. We deduce the classiffication of torsion free real analytic affine connection on {\sl compact} oriented real analytic surfaces which are locally homogeneous on a nontrivial open set, without being locally homogeneous on all of the surface. This is a joint work with Adolfo Guillot (Unam, Cuernavaca, Mexico).

V. Guedj

KaehlerEinstein fillings
Given a bounded strictly pseudoconvex domain of \(\mathbb{C}^n\), we construct a KaehlerEinstein metric with positive Einstein constant which is conformal to the Levi form at the boundary. This is joint work with B. Kolev and N. Yeganefar.

M. Labbi

Highly connected manifolds of positive \(p\)curvature
We show that positive 2curvature is preserved under surgery of codimension at least 5. Consequently, we prove that a compact 3connected string manifold of dimension at least 9 that is stringcobordant to a manifold of positive 2curvature has a metric with positive 2curvature. We show that a compact nonstring 3connected manifold of dimension at least 7 and with vanishing \(\alpha\)genus has always a metric with positive 2curvature. Finally, we discuss some interactions between a natural geometrical genus on the stringbordism ring which characterises positive 2curvature and the Witten genus. This is a joint work with Boris Botvinnick.

H. Marzougui

Hypercyclicity in linear dynamics
We give a complete characterization of existence of a somewhere (resp. dense) orbit for any abelian semigroup of matrices on \(\mathbb{R}^n\) (resp. \(\mathbb{C}^n\)). For finitely generated semigroups, this characterization is explicit and it is used to determine the minimal number of matrices in normal form over \(\mathbb{C}\)(resp. \(\mathbb{R}\)) which form a hypercyclic abelian semigroup on \(\mathbb{C}^n\) and \(\mathbb{R}^n\). This is a joint work with A.Ayadi.

N. Mir

Algebraic approximation in CR geometry
We will describe a recent CR version of Artin's approximation theorem for holomorphic mappings between realalgebraic sets in complex space.

N. Torkihamza

On Magnetic Schrödinger operators on graphs
After a brief survey on finite graphs, we define Schrödinger operators on an infinite locally finite weighted graph by the data of a magnetic field, some weights on the vertices and some weights on the edges. Then we discuss essential selfadjointness of such operators in the case of metrically complete graphs with bounded degree. It is a continuation of the similar problem studied in the non magnetic case, for metrically complete graphs as well as for non complete ones. The work was done in collaboration with Yves Colin de Verdière and Françoise Truc at Institut Fourier at Grenoble and by the financial support of the research unit "Mathematics and Applications" of Sciences Faculty at Bizerte.

C. Vernicos

Volume Entropy of Hilbert Geometries
Hilbert geometries are simple metric spaces defined in the interior of a convex set using crossratios in the same way one defines the projective model of the Hyperbolic geometry inside a Euclidean ball. They are naturally endowed with a Finsler structure which might not be very regular. The last decade has seen a lot of reknown interest in their study from different viewpoints. The present talks will survey the question of Volume entropy, what is known and how it study led us to link it to other invariants on convex sets, such as centroaffine area and approximability.
