|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.|
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.