SMS scnews item created by Stephan Tillmann at Tue 7 Oct 2014 1107
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 6 Jan 2015
Calendar1: 8 Oct 2014 1100-1200
CalLoc1: Carslaw 535A
CalTitle1: Geometry-Topology-Analysis Seminar: Pep Burillo -- The growth rate for Baumslag-Solitar groups
Auth: tillmann@p710.pc (assumed)

Geometry-Topology-Analysis Seminar

The growth rate for Baumslag-Solitar groups

Pep Burillo (Catalunya)

GTA Seminar - Wednesday, 8 October, 11:00-12:00 in Carlaw 535A

The growth rate for Baumslag-Solitar groups: Metric estimates and lower bounds

In this talk we will give estimates (up to multiplicative constants) of the distance of an element in the Baumslag-Solitar group BS(p,q), in terms of the Britton's lemma normal form. Except for the case p=q, the exact growth rate is unknown. We will give a lower bound for the growth rate based on the metric estimate seen before. This is joint work with Murray Elder.

Please join us for lunch after the talk!

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