SMS scnews item created by Boris Lishak at Tue 6 Aug 2019 1502
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
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

Seminar schedule

Please join us for lunch after the talk.

Abstract: 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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