Event Type:

Graduate Student Summer Seminar

Date/Time:

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 14:30 to 15:30

Location:

Zoom. Please contact Elaine Cozzi for the link.

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Institution:

Graduate Student

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. 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.

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