**SMS scnews item created by James East at Mon 30 Aug 2010 1054**

Type: Seminar

Distribution: World

Expiry: 3 Sep 2010

**Calendar1: 3 Sep 2010 1205-1255**

**CalLoc1: Carslaw 175**

Auth: jamese@bari.maths.usyd.edu.au

### Algebra Seminar

# Some thoughts on self-similar groups and their algebras

### Jacqui Ramagge

#### Friday September 3, 12:05--12:55pm, Carslaw 175

###### Abstract

I recently looked at Nekrashevych's 2009 paper in Crelle on C*-algebras and self-similar groups with some colleagues who would describe themselves as analysts rather than geometers. This led to some very interesting discussions and insights which I will share. This talk will be largely expository, beginning with an introduction to self-similar groups.

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After the seminar we will take the speaker to lunch.

See the Algebra Seminar web page for information about other seminars in the series.

James East james.east@sydney.edu.au