School Seminars and Colloquia

Metric properties about the family of Thompson's groups

Tuesday Seminar

by Jose Burillo


Institution: Catalunya University
Date: Tue 18th August 2009
Time: 2:15 PM
Location: Babel GO3 Lower Theatre, The University of Melbourne

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.

For More Information: contact: Lawrence Reeves. email: L.Reeves@ms.unimelb.edu.au