Norbert Schappacher (Strasbourg), Marie-Françoise Roy (Rennes)
Indrava Roy (IMSc Chennai, zZ Potsdam)
The Baum-Connes conjecture arises out of index theory and has deep consequences in geometric topology as well as analysis. Coarse geometry also seeks to capture index theoretic information in the non-compact setting. I will elucidate how the two are inter-related, and if time permits, their relation with secondary invariants of Dirac operators.