SMS scnews item created by Eric Hester at Thu 2 May 2019 1640
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 1 Aug 2019
Calendar1: 6 May 2019 1700-1800
CalLoc1: Carslaw 535A
CalTitle1: Coxeter systems for which the Brink-Howlett automaton is minimal
Auth: erich@10.17.14.115 (ehes5653) in SMS-SAML

MaPSS: Maths Postgraduate Seminar Series: Yeeka Yau -- Coxeter systems for which the Brink-Howlett automaton is minimal

Hello all, 

The next MaPSS talk of this semester will be at 17:00 on Monday 6th May in Carslaw 535.
It’s a great opportunity to meet fellow postgrads, listen to an interesting talk, and of
course get some free pizza! 

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Speaker: Yeeka Yau 

Title: Coxeter systems for which the Brink-Howlett automaton is minimal 

Abstract: In their celebrated 1993 paper, Brink and Howlett proved that all finitely
generated Coxeter groups are automatic.  In particular, they constructed a finite state
automaton recognising the language of reduced words in a Coxeter group.  This automaton
is not minimal in general, and recently Christophe Hohlweg, Philippe Nadeau and Nathan
Williams stated a conjectural criteria for the minimality.  In this talk we will explain
these concepts, and prove the conjecture of Hohlweg, Nadeau, and Williams.  The talk
should be accessible to anyone with an elementary knowledge of groups.  This work is
joint with James Parkinson.  

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See you there! 

Details can also be found on the school’s new Postgraduate Society website:
http://www.maths.usyd.edu.au/u/MaPS/mapss.2019.html 

Cheers, Eric


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