School Seminars and Colloquia

Metric properties about the family of Thompson's groups

Algebra/Geometry/Topology Seminar

by Jose Burillo

Institution: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Date: Tue 18th August 2009
Time: 2:15 PM
Location: Babel G03 Lower Theatre

Abstract: Thompson's groups have appeared in many areas of mathematics, and have attracted considerable attention, due to their striking properties. In this talk, I will give an introduction to the family of groups, and I will give some results relating to the word metric in their Cayley graphs. Recently, higher-dimensional analogs of these groups have been described by Brin, so I will present their structure, generating sets (finite and infinite), and metric properties as well.

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