Tel-Aviv University
School of Mathematical Sciences

Department Colloquium

Monday, May 9, 2016

Schreiber 006, 12:15

Daniel Wise

McGill University

 The Cubical Route to Understanding Groups

Cube complexes have come to play an increasingly central role within geometric group theory, as their connection to right-angled Artin groups provides a powerful combinatorial bridge between geometry and algebra. This talk will introduce nonpositively curved cube complexes, and then describe the developments that have recently culminated in the resolution of the virtual Haken conjecture for 3-manifolds, and simultaneously dramatically extended our understanding of many infinite groups.

Coffee will be served at 12:00 before the lecture
at Schreiber building 006