The 2010 Fall Semester will be devoted to developments in geometric, algorithmic, asymptotic group theory and applications. We will bring people from various branches of mathematics and computer science together to work on some open questions in the field from a fresh viewpoint. Our major goal is to strengthen the connections group theory has to other branches of mathematics and highlight new promising perspectives.

A cornerstone of the activities of the thematic semester will be a collection of workshops covering related themes. These workshops will be intertwined to benefit students, postdocs, and local participants.

Marina Popova, the artist that gave us permission to use her piece of art called "Transformation" to illustrate the thematic program will expose 4 of her paintings at the CRM offices from August 15 to 19, 2010.