Mathematics Colloquium

Kai-Uwe Bux

(Universitšt Bielefeld)

"Richard Thompson's groups and their relatives"

Date: Mon, February 17, 2014
Time: 17:15
Place: Research II Lecture Hall

Abstract: About 50 years ago, R. Thompson introduced three groups (called today F, T, and V) that have some remarkable properties: they are finitely presented infinite groups of infinite dimension. In addition, T and V are simple (hence early examples of infinite finitely presented simple groups).