Urs Lang

ETH Zurich

A combinatorial higher rank hyperbolicity condition

Analysis and Geometry Seminar

3rd February 2022, 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
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The talk reports on joint work with Martina Jorgensen, which is based in turn on joint works with Bruce Kleiner and with Tommaso Goldhirsch.We introduce and study a coarse version of a 2(n+1)-point inequality characterizing metric spaces of combinatorial dimension at most n due to Dress. This condition, experimentally called (n,δ)-hyperbolicity, reduces to Gromov's quadruple definition of δ-hyperbolicity in case n = 1. The -product of n δ-hyperbolic spaces is (n,δ)-hyperbolic. We show that every (n,δ)-hyperbolic space possesses a slim (n+1)-simplex property. We relate this condition to other instances of rank-n-hyperbolicity and verify it for certain classes of spaces and groups.

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