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|Title:||Solving equations in groups|
|Seminar:||Department of Mathematics Colloquium|
|Speaker:||Mark Sapir, Vanderbilt University|
|If $G$ and $H$ are finitely generated groups, $H$ is given by a presentation $< X | r=1, r\in R>$, then homomorphisms $H\to G$ corresponds to solutions of the system of equations $r=1, r\in R$ in $G$. If $H$ has infinitely many homomorphisms into $G$ (up to conjugacy in $G$), then $H$ acts non-trivially on the asymptotic cone of $G$. Together with J. Behrstock and C. Drutu, we apply this idea to homomorphisms into the Mapping Class Group of a surface. We prove, in particular, that if $H$ has Kazhdan property (T), then it has only finitely many homomorphisms into a mapping class group (up to
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|Date:||10 / 14 / 2010|
|Time:||04:00pm - 05:00pm|