School Seminars and Colloquia

Growth rates for stable commutator length

Algebra/Geometry/Topology Seminar

by Joseph Maher

Institution: CUNY
Date: Fri 15th June 2012
Time: 3:15 PM
Location: Russell Love Theatre, Richard Berry

Abstract: We give a gentle introduction to stable commutator length, and then show that stable commutator length grows as n / log n, where n is the length of a random walk or random geodesic in a hyperbolic group. This is joint work with Danny Calegari.