Sofic groups - an introduction
Connections for Women: Geometric Group Theory August 17, 2016 - August 19, 2016
Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
geometric group theory
von Neumann algebra
invariant ergodic measure
20F65 - Geometric group theory [See also 05C25, 20E08, 57Mxx]
46Lxx - Selfadjoint operator algebras ($C^*$-algebras, von Neumann ($W^*$-) algebras, etc.) [See also 22D25, 47Lxx]
46L55 - Noncommutative dynamical systems [See also 28Dxx, 37Kxx, 37Lxx, 54H20]
20E15 - Chains and lattices of subgroups, subnormal subgroups [See also 20F22]
20Exx - Structure and classification of infinite or finite groups
I will give an introduction to sofic groups, basic properties and open problems.
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