Event Detail

Event Type: 
Geometry-Topology Seminar
Date/Time: 
Monday, April 4, 2016 - 12:00 to 13:00
Location: 
Gilkey 113

Speaker Info

Institution: 
University of Essex
Abstract: 

This talk concerns topological and geometric properties of a class of cyclically presented groups that includes Conway's Fibonacci groups and the Sieradski groups. I will discuss the classification of which of these `Groups of Fibonacci type' are 3-manifold groups and which of their defining presentations are spines of 3-manifolds. This is recent joint work with Jim Howie.