Title: Invitation to Geometric Group Theory
Speaker: Jingyin Huang
Abstract: In the 1980s, Gromov proposed a program to view infinite discrete groups as geometric objects, and introduce many new invariants for groups that are of geometric natural. This evolves into the field of geometric group theory. The goal of this lecture is to introduce the basic setting up of geometric group theory, and survey some of the exciting results in this field.
Note: This is part of the Invitations to Mathematics lecture series given each year in Autumn Semester. Pre-candidacy PhD students can sign up for this lecture series by registering for one or two credit hours of Math 6193 with Professor Nimish Shah.