SMS scnews item created by Anne Thomas at Wed 3 Nov 2010 0807
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 22 Nov 2010
Calendar1: 22 Nov 2010 1200-1530
CalLoc1: Carslaw 707A
Auth: athomas@p615.pc (assumed)

Infinite Groups: Cowling, Elder

I am starting an occasional seminar on "Infinite Groups", to discuss topics such as
totally disconnected groups, geometric group theory, lattices, rigidity, buildings and
group actions on trees.  The plan is to meet about once a month, usually at the
University of Sydney but sometimes at the University of Newcastle or the University of

The first meeting will be on Monday 22 November, at Sydney, with talks held in Carslaw
707A.  The schedule will be: 

12 noon-1pm: 

Michael Cowling, University of NSW 

Mappings preserving cosets of subgroups and the Fourier-Stieltjes algebra 

1-2.30pm: Lunch 


Murray Elder, University of Queensland 

Sofic groups 

3pm: Coffee 

Please let me know if you would like to be added to the mailing list for this seminar.