Title: The growth rate for Baumslag-Solitar groups. Metric estimates and lower bounds
Speaker: José Burillo (Universitat Politèctnica de Catalunya)
Abstract: In this talk we will give estimates (up to multiplicative constants) of the distance of an element in the Baumslag-Solitar group BS(p,q), in terms of the Britton's lemma normal form. Except for the case p=q, the exact growth rate is unknown. We will give a lower bound for the growth rate based on the metric estimate seen before. Joint work with Murray Elder.