Event Detail

Event Type: 
Topology Seminar
Date/Time: 
Friday, June 3, 2005 - 05:00
Location: 
Kidd 358

Speaker Info

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Abstract: 

Jens Harlander and I have shown that every finitely generated metabelian group can be embedded in one that is "n-tame" as in the geometric Sigma theory of Robert Bieri and Ralph Strebel. Reporting on continuing work with Harlander, this talk considers actions on contractible cubical complexes that in some cases can be used to verify a conjectural link between n-tameness and the homological finiteness condition FP_n for groups.