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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:Positivity of the simplicial volume for closed locally symmetric spaces of non-compact type
Seminar:Center for Dynamics and Geometry Seminars
Speaker:Ben Schmidt, University of Chicago
Abstract:
Simplicial volume is a homotopy invariant of manifolds that was first introduced by Gromov. I will provide a brief introduction to the subject. I will then outline the proof that closed locally symmetric spaces of non-compact type have positive simplicial volume. This was joint work with Jean Lafont.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB114
Date:02 / 23 / 2009
Time:03:35pm - 04:35pm