SMS scnews item created by Zhou Zhang at Fri 11 Apr 2014 2313
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 9 May 2014
Calendar1: 15 Apr 2014 1200-1300
CalLoc1: Carslaw 535A
Auth: zhangou@101.164.121.134 (zhouz) in SMS-WASM

GTA Seminar : Friedl -- Decision Problems for Fundamental Groups of 3-manifolds

Speaker: Prof. Stefan Friedl (Regensburg)

http://www.uni-regensburg.de/Fakultaeten/nat_Fak_I/friedl/

Time: Tuesday, April 15, 12NOON--1PM. 

Room: Carslaw 535A. 

Lunch: seminar lunch is right after the talk at Law Annex Cafe. 

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Title: Decision Problems for Fundamental Groups of 3-manifolds.

Abstract: the word problem for a group asks for an algorithm which 
can determine whether or not a given element in a group is trivial. 
Similarly the membership problem asks for an algorithm which can 
determine whether or not a given element lies in a given subgroup. 
We will discuss these two problems for the fundamental groups of 
3-manifolds. No previous knowledge of 3-manifold topology is required.

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Seminar website:

http://www.maths.usyd.edu.au/u/SemConf/Geometry/


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