Event Detail

Event Type: 
Geometry-Topology Seminar
Date/Time: 
Monday, October 26, 2020 - 12:00 to 12:50
Location: 
Zoom - Please contact Christine Escher for a link.

Speaker Info

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Abstract: 

Finiteness properties of groups can be defined using corresponding topological spaces. These properties are deeply important to group theory but can be very challenging to calculate. Bieri-Strebel Sigma Theory provides a related property of modules called "tameness" that can be found through a consistent set of steps. We will describe these steps and provide a visual intuition for the meaning of "tameness". We will show an example calculation and conclude with a conjecture about the relationship between tameness and finiteness.