Event Detail

Event Type: 
Department Colloquium
Date/Time: 
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 16:00 to 17:00
Location: 
Kidder 350

Speaker Info

Institution: 
University of Essex
Abstract: 

This talk is a survey of algebraic properties of a class of cyclically presented groups that includes Conway's Fibonacci groups, the Sieradski groups, and the Gilbert-Howie groups. I will present a range of group-theoretic and number-theoretic techniques for studying cyclically presented groups such as for proving groups infinite, obtaining abelianizations, asphericity, small cancellation conditions, connections with Labelled Oriented Graph groups, and with cyclically presented semigroups.