Georg-August Universität Göttingen, in Germany is hosting an International Summer School on "L2-Torsion and Symmetric Spaces," September, 16-20, 2019. Analytic torsion, and L2-analytic torsion, are refined spectral invariants which contain (partly conjecturally) a lot of deep, also arithmetic
information. Other approaches use ergodic theory and what is called measurable group theory. The summer school aims to provide an introduction to this highly active area. It is mainly geared towards PhD students, advanced master students and interested postdocs. Deadline to apply for financial support is April 30, 2019. The number of participants is limited.