Advanced Seminar on Group Theory

Lehrstuhl für Algebra und Zahlentheorie

Summer Semester 2021

Where & When:
The usual time is Wednesday 14:30 – 16:00. Until further notice, the seminar will be on-line via Webex. An invitation link will be shared in time.
Content:
Advanced topics in group theory are discussed in short series of talks and guest lectures.
Organizers:
Prof. Dr. Benjamin Klopsch
Moritz Petschick, Margherita Piccolo
See also:
Seminar on Model Theory
Oberseminar

Thompson’s groups (programme)

In the 1960's Richard Thompson defi ned three groups nowadays denoted by T, F, and V that have remarkable properties, e.g. they are finitely presented but have unsolvable word problem, T and V are simple, F has property FP and is torsion-free. All three groups, as well as numerous generalisations, are still subject to much research. Our plan is to follow the Introductory Notes on Richard Thompson's Groups [1] by Cannon, Floyd, and Parry, and afterwards to look at a selection of more recent results.

  1. Cannon, J. W., Floyd, W. J., Parry, W. R. Introductory notes on Richard Thompson's groups. Enseign. Math., II. Sér. 42, No. 3-4, 215-256 (1996).
Wednesday 21.04.21
online
Andoni Zozaya (University of the Basque Country)
TBA
Wednesday 28.04.21
online
TBA
F
Wednesday 05.05.21
online
Martina Conte
More of  F
Wednesday 12.05.21
online
TBA
T
Wednesday 19.05.21
online
TBA
V
Wednesday 26.05.21
online
TBA
TBA
Wednesday 02.06.21
online
TBA
TBA

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