Growth rates for stable commutator length

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


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.

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