Event Detail

Event Type: 
Geometry-Topology Seminar
Date/Time: 
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 12:00 to 12:50
Location: 
Kidd 280
Abstract: 

Groups that admit aspherical presentations have rigid structural properties. For this reason, attempts have been made to determine the asphericity status of some restricted classes of group presentations. Usually, these classifications have a finite number of unresolved cases. In this talk I describe a simple computational method that I used to construct pictures in two unresolved cases. Although the presentations are not aspherical, these pictures still give us insight into the structure of the underlying group.