Rado Lecture - Ruth Charney

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Ruth Charney
October 2, 2018
4:15PM - 5:15PM
Location
Cockins Hall 240

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Add to Calendar 2018-10-02 16:15:00 2018-10-02 17:15:00 Rado Lecture - Ruth Charney Title: Large-scale Hyperbolic Geometry Speaker: Ruth Charney (Brandeis University) Abstract: The cornerstone of the bridge from geometry to group theory was laid by Max Dehn in the early 20th century in his work on hyperbolic manifolds. In the late 1980’s, Mikhail Gromov introduced a notion of “large-scale” hyperbolicity, vastly generalizing Dehn’s ideas, and in the process launched the field of Geometric Group Theory. I will talk about some key properties of Gromov hyperbolic spaces, their boundaries, and the algebraic and dynamical implications for the groups that act on them. Cockins Hall 240 Department of Mathematics math@osu.edu America/New_York public
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Title: Large-scale Hyperbolic Geometry

SpeakerRuth Charney (Brandeis University)

Abstract: The cornerstone of the bridge from geometry to group theory was laid by Max Dehn in the early 20th century in his work on hyperbolic manifolds. In the late 1980’s, Mikhail Gromov introduced a notion of “large-scale” hyperbolicity, vastly generalizing Dehn’s ideas, and in the process launched the field of Geometric Group Theory. I will talk about some key properties of Gromov hyperbolic spaces, their boundaries, and the algebraic and dynamical implications for the groups that act on them.

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