Event Detail

Event Type: 
Graduate Student Summer Seminar
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 14:30 to 15:30
Zoom. Please contact Elaine Cozzi for the link.

Speaker Info

Local Speaker: 
Graduate Student

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. One example of such a group with interesting finiteness properties is the Lamplighter group. We will introduce the Lamplighter group, examine it, and then discuss Bieri-Strebel Sigma Theory to prove that it is not finitely presentable.