The Cubical Route to Understanding Groups


Daniel Wise

McGill University.


Thursday, September 29, 2016


Talk at 4:30 p.m. in 2-190

Tea at 4:00 p.m in 2-290


Abstract: Cube complexes have come to play an increasingly central role within geometric group theory, as their connection to right-angled Artin groups provides a powerful combinatorial bridge between geometry and algebra. This talk will introduce nonpositively curved cube complexes, and then describe the developments that have recently culminated in the resolution of the virtual Haken conjecture for 3-manifolds, and simultaneously dramatically extended our understanding of many infinite groups.

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