MATH 83100

GROUP
THEORY
(Friday
11:45-13:45,
Room
5417,
Grad
Center,
365
5th
av.)

Dec
9 , the class will be a part of Manhattan algebra day, Grad
Center, Room C 205

10:30-11:30 |
Olga Kharlampovich (Hunter College,
CUNY) Non-standard group actions | Abstract |

11:40-12:40 |
Alex Gamburd (Graduate Center, CUNY)Groups, expanders, and random graphs | Abstract |

Dec 7, I invite everybidy to my "Soup and Science" lecture

Five Worlds: a Mathematical Problem Determines Which One We Live In

Hunter College, West Building Room 619, 1-2 p.m. followed by soup

The lecture is about P vs NP problem

Lecture1
slides
Lecture
1,
part2
slides

lecture 2 follows the paper by Kapovich, Miasnikov in the
reference list in the Syllabus http://arxiv.org/abs/math/

Lecture2,part1
slides
Lecture2,
part2
slides
Lecture3
slides
(Sep9)
Lecture4
slides
(Sep
16),
Lecture4
part2(sep
16)

H.
Neumann
conjecture
proved
by
Mineev
(slides) possible
project

Lecture5
(Sep
23)
Lecture6
(Oct
4)
Lecture7
(Oct
14)
Lectures
8,9
(Oct
21,
28),

Lecture 10 (Nov 4)

Lecture
11(Nov
11)

Lecture12 Hints for the homework 2

(lectures
8,9 follow these notes by Kharlampovich, Myasnikov)

Reading this can help to understand
Lecture 8: Hilbert basis theorem,

Algebraic
geometry (read chapter 2)

Some Open
Problems, More open problems at the last page of the paper

paper by
Scott and Wall, Topological methods in group theory

Culler_Morgan,
R-trees
(help
for Lecture 11)

Homework, due Oct
14,
Homework, due Nov 18

All information about
the seminar can be found at http://www.stevens.edu/algebraic/GTI/

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Drutu,
Kapovich
notes

Bestvina,
Feighn
notes