School Seminars and Colloquia

Extremely amenable groups

School Seminar

by Greg Hjorth


Institution: The University of Melbourne
Date: Fri 1st August 2008
Time: 4:30 PM
Location: Room 107, Richard Berry Blg, The University of Melbourne

Abstract: A topological group is said to be extremely amenable (or have the fixed point on compacta property) if whenever it acts continuously on a compact Hausdorff space there is a fixed point. We will give Pestov's proof that the automorphism group of a countable dense linear ordering is extremely amenable.


For More Information: Greg Hjorth greg.hjorth@gmail.com