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Calendar1: 18 Apr 2008 1205-1255
CalLoc1: Carslaw 373
CalTitle1: Algebra Seminar: Hillman -- Finite index endomorphisms of mapping tori of free group automorphisms
Finite index endomorphisms of mapping tori of free group automorphisms
18th April, 12:05-12:55pm, Carslaw 373
A group G is hopfian if every onto endomorphism f:G->G is an isomorphism.
We shall describe some extensions of this notion, and examine the case of
semidirect products G=F(r) \rtimes_\phi Z, where \phi is an automorphism of the
free group F(r). (Such groups G are the "mapping tori" of the title.)
Although these notions derive from topology, the arguments are primarily algebraic.
This is based on joint work with M.Bridson, D.Groves and G.Martin.