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Surface subgroups

Introductory Workshop: Geometric Group Theory August 22, 2016 - August 26, 2016

August 24, 2016 (11:00 AM PDT - 12:30 PM PDT)
Speaker(s): Henry Wilton (Center for Mathematical Sciences)
Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium



A surface group is the fundamental group of a closed surface of non-positive Euler characteristic.    A great deal of recent energy in geometric group theory has focussed on finding surface subgroups in various classes of groups of geometrical interest, especially word-hyperbolic groups. I will survey recent developments, highlights of which include Kahn—Markovic’s solution of the Surface Subgroup conjecture for Kleinian groups and Calegari—Walker’s discovery of surface subgroups in random groups

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