PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:Amenability of the Thompson group $F$ and some elementary properties of $Z^n$
Seminar:MASS Colloquium
Speaker:Marl Sapir, Vanderbilt University
Abstract:
I will explain the notion of amenability of groups introduced by von Neumann in 1929., and define the R. Thompson group $F$ using diagram groups. I will formulate some elementary but still not proved properties of $Z^k$ (the standard cubical lattice in $R^k$) which, if true, would shed some light on the still open question about amenability of $F$. This is a joint work with A. Dranishnikov.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB113
Date:10 / 14 / 2010
Time:02:30pm - 03:20pm