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Counting paths in nilpotent and solvable groups September 08, 2011 (03:30 PM PDT - 04:30 PM PDT)
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Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
Speaker(s) David Fisher (Indiana University)
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I will explain a few problems concerning distributions of endpoints of certain types of paths in nilpotent and solvable groups.

One can think of this as looking at the distribution of a random walk at large enough finite times. I will focus on a few special cases of quite general results, just to avoid too much notation and terminology. I will also explain why these problems arise naturally in the study of quasi-isometries of solvable Lie groups. This is joint work with Irine Peng.

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