When does injectivity imply surjectivity?

Monday, November 23, 2015 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Any injective map from a finite set to itself is surjective. Ax's Theorem extends this to algebraic varieties and regular maps. Gromov invented sofic groups as a way to extend to this result to cellular automata and other settings. We'll re-prove his results via sofic entropy theory. Similarly we use sofic mean dimension to prove non-embeddability results in topological dynamics and $l^p$ dimension to prove non-embeddability results in representation theory.
Speaker: 
Lewis Bowen
University of Texas, Austin & Princeton University
Event Location: 
Fine Hall 314