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SEMINAR: Mathematics & Statistics Colloquium: Groups, diagrams and geometries

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Colloquium time date and location: 4pm, Thursday 29th January, Blakers Lecture Theatre

Speaker: Colva Roney-Dougal, University of St. Andrews.

Title: Groups, diagrams and geometries.

Abstract: The study of finitely-presented groups has been ongoing since the work of Hamilton in the 1850s - almost as long as group theory itself! This talk will be a gentle introduction to finitely-presented groups, with an emphasis on algorithms. I'll describe some finite diagrams, and some potentially infinite geometries, that are naturally associated with any finitely-presented group, and show how results about the diagrams and geometries prove structural results about the group, and vice versa.
Speaker(s) Colva Roney-Dougal
Contact Luke Morgan <[email protected]>
Start Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:00
End Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:00
Submitted by Luke Morgan <[email protected]>
Last Updated Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:56
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