### A brief introduction to Geometric Group Theory

Seminar

10th November 2017, 4:30 pm – 5:40 pm

Howard House, 4th Floor Seminar Room

Groups are classically considered algebraic objects, and for finite groups one can certainly say a lot with algebra, however, when we venture into the vast jungle of infinite groups we find our algebraic intuition betrays us. I’ll recall a standard algebraic way of thinking about groups, explain one particular window into the geometric approach, and conclude with some examples of when this approach provides us with powerful results.

Key words: Cayley graphs, quasi-isometry, growth, hyperbolicity.

*Organiser*: Quantum Information Theory Group

*Organisers*: Harry Petyt, Jordan Frost

*Organisers*: Florian Bouyer, Witold Sadowski

*Organisers*: Emilia Alvarez, Pip Goodman

*Organiser*: Ayalvadi Ganesh

*Organiser*: Karoline Wiesner

*Organiser*: Mathieu Gerber

*Organiser*: Nick Jones

*Organisers*: Philip Welch, Philipp Schlicht

*Organisers*: Andrew Booker, Kirsti Biggs, Chris Lutsko

*Organisers*: Catherine Hsu, Min Lee, Jonathan Bober, Matthew Bisatt

*Organisers*: Ben Barrett, Radhika Gupta, Alex Malcolm, Leonid Monin

*Organisers*: Kevin Grace, Misha Rudnev, Brendan Murphy

*Organisers*: Thomas Jordan, Rhiannon Dougall, Demi Allen

*Organisers*: John Russo, Aurore Loisy

*Organisers*: Michiel van den Berg, Kevin Hughes, John Mackay

*Organisers*: Tyler Helmuth, Ofer Busani

Other Quantum Information Theory seminars
Other Bristol Junior Geometry Seminar (BRIJGES) seminars
Other Mathematical Education seminars
Other Mathematics Postgraduate seminars
Other Colloquia seminars
Other Miscellaneous seminars
Other Statistics seminars
Other Mathematical Physics seminars
Other Logic and Set Theory seminars
Other Linfoot Number Theory seminars
Other Heilbronn Number Theory seminars
Other Algebra and Geometry seminars
Other Combinatorics seminars
Other Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems seminars
Other Fluids and Materials seminars
Other Analysis and Geometry seminars
Other Probability seminars

## Comments are closed.