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Calendar1: 23 Aug 2019 1100-1200
CalLoc1: Quadrangle S225
CalTitle1: Maher -- Random walks on geometric groups
Geometry and Topology Seminar
Random walks on geometric groups
Joseph Maher (CUNY)
August 23, 11:00-12:00 in Quadrangle S225
Please join us for lunch after the talk.
We will give a gentle introduction to random walks, and some
examples of groups with useful geometric properties.
We will consider the basic examples of random walks on Euclidean spaces
and trees, and discuss which features of these extend
to more general groups, such as hyperbolic groups, and groups acting on
hyperbolic spaces. This latter class includes (nearly
all) 3-manifold groups, and the mapping class groups of surfaces.
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