Wednesdays, 7:30pm; Room 507, Mathematics

~

Date | Speaker | Title | Abstract |

Sept 17 | Karsten Gimre | Discrete groups and limits of metric spaces | Discrete groups are of fundamental importance in many fields, including differential geometry, topology and number theory. We will survey some of the mathematics behind a important theorem due to Mikhael Gromov which studies the subclass of discrete groups given by those of polynomial growth. A key novel idea introduced by Gromov's proof is to view groups as geometric objects, reducing the study of groups of polynomial growth to a problem about metric spaces. |

Sept 24 | Jo Nelson | TBA | TBA |

Oct 1 | Rob Castellano | TBA | TBA |

Oct 8 | Pak-Hin Lee | TBA | TBA |

Oct 15 | Zhengyu Zong | TBA | TBA |

Oct 22 | Anand Deopurkar | TBA | TBA |

Oct 29 | Mike Wong | TBA | TBA |

Nov 5 | Connor Mooney | TBA | TBA |

Nov 12 | Sebastien Picard | TBA | TBA |

Nov 19 | Natasha Potashnik | TBA | TBA |

Nov 26 | Thanksgiving break | ||

Dec 3 | Xiangwen Zhang | TBA | TBA |