School Seminars and Colloquia

Counting elements of Thompson's group F

Statistical Mechanics/Combinatorics Seminar

by Andrew Rechnitzer


Institution: University of British Columbia
Date: Mon 8th December 2008
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Room 213, Richard Berry Bldg, The University of Melbourne

Abstract: Richard Thompson's group F is a widely studied group which has provided examples of and counter-examples to a variety of conjectures in group theory. It is also an extremely combinatorially appealing object which has a beautiful description in terms of binary trees.

In this talk I will give a description of some of the combinatorics of the group and mostly talk about some enumeration questions associated with F.


This is work together with Sean Cleary, Murray Elder, Eric Fusy, Buks van Rensburg and Jennifer Taback.

For More Information: Iwan Jensen I.Jensen@ms.unimelb.edu.au