Title: The asymptotic geometry of finitely generated infinite groups
Speaker: Jingyin Huang (Ohio State University)
Abstract: In the 1980s, Gromov proposed a program of studying finitely generated infinite groups from the viewpoint of asymptotic geometry. The basic themes include geometrization, i.e. designing geometric models for infinite groups, and uniformization, i.e. identifying common structures for groups with similar asymptotic geometry. The goal of the talk is to communicate some of the motivations, ideas and results from this program, supplemented by elementary examples.
Note: The goal of Welcome Seminar is to give an opportunity to new postdoctoral fellows and tenure track professors to introduce themselves to their colleagues. The talks are intended to be non-technical and accessible to graduate students as well. Please plan to attend and encourage your graduate students to do so as well. The talk will be preceded by a colloquium-style reception at 4:00, in the area adjacent to Cockins Hall 240 on the second floor of the Math Building.