# Growth rates for stable commutator length

Joseph Maher
CUNY College of Staten Island
20 June 2012, 3 - 4pm, Carslaw 175, University of Sydney

## Abstract

We give a gentle introduction to stable commutator length, and then show that stable commutator length grows as $$n / \log n$$, where $$n$$ is the length of a random walk or random geodesic in a hyperbolic group.