SEMINAR:
Groups and Combinatorics Seminar: Totally Disconnected Groups and Discrete Mathematics
Tue, 18 Jan 2011 15:00 - Maths Lecture Room 2
George Willis
Groups and Combinatorics Seminar
George Willis (University of Newcastle)
will speak on
Totally Disconnected Groups and Discrete Mathematics
at 3pm on Tuesday 18th of January in MLR2
Abstract: Totally disconnected, locally compact groups are typically not
discrete. The potential for using techniques from discrete mathematics
to study totally disconnected groups arises however because these groups
may often be represented as automorphism groups of (infinite) discrete
structures. Analogy with the study of automorphism groups of finite
structures as well as specific results about graphs and permutation
groups may have a role to play.
The talk will begin with a survey of totally disconnected groups,
including key examples. Particular results and problems which relate to
graph theory, finite group theory and permutation groups will then be
discussed.
All welcome.
For more information:
Michael Giudici
giudici@maths.uwa.edu.au
Starts : Tue, 18 Jan 2011 15:00
Ends : Tue, 18 Jan 2011 15:45
Last Updated : Mon, 17 Jan 2011 09:58