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Calendar1: 29 Mar 2018 1200-1300
CalLoc1: Carslaw 351
CalTitle1: Geometry & Topology Seminar: Ciabanu -- Conjugacy growth in groups
Geometry & Topology Seminar
Conjugacy growth in groups
Laura Ciobanu (Heriot-Watt)
Thursday 29 March 12:00–13:00 in Carslaw 351.
Please join us for lunch after the talk.
In this talk I will discuss various aspects of conjugacy growth in several classes of groups, such as (acylindrically) hyperbolic, right-angled Artin, Baumslag-Solitar or wreath products. In particular, I will show that the conjugacy growth series of a hyperbolic group is rational if and only if the group is virtually cyclic, answering a question of Rivin.