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Undergraduate Algebra Seminar - Math 480 (Spring 2019)

Spring 2019

 Instructor: Fernando Guzmán WH-116 x-72876 fer@math.binghamton.edu
 Classroom: WH-329 MWF 9:40 - 10:40 WH-329 T 8:30 - 9:55
 Office Hours: Monday 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. (subject to change) Tuesday 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Friday 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Announcements

Date: 02/19/2019

Speaker: Chris Eppolito (Binghamton University)

Title: The Paradox Otherwise Known as Thompson's Group $F$

Abstract: While Richard Thompson's group $F$ can be expressed as a group of straightforward combinatorial objects, this important example in geometric group theory enjoys a number of surprising and often somewhat paradoxical properties. This talk explores $F$ from the viewpoint of tree-pairs, keeping an eye out for abnormal behavior.