Algebraic Topology Seminar

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October 26, 2017
3:00pm - 4:00pm
The stable Cannon Conjecture for torsion-free Farrell-Jones groups

The torsion-free case of a well-known (open!!) conjecture of Cannon says: Let G be a torsion free hyperbolic group. Suppose that its boundary is homeomorphic to S^2.  Then G is the fundamental group of a closed hyperbolic 3-manifold. By the class of Farrell-Jones groups (FJ), we will mean the class of groups which satisfy both the K-theoretic and the L-theoretic Farrell-Jones Conjectures with coefficients in additive categories with finite wreath products. This class contains all hyperbolic groups, CAT(0)-groups, fundamental groups of $3$-manifolds, lattices in almost connected Lie groups...

Location
Fine Hall 110
Speaker: Steve Ferry,
Rutgers University
November 2, 2017
3:00pm - 4:00pm
TBA-Bernhard Hanke
Location
Fine Hall 110
Speaker: Bernhard Hanke,
Augsburg
November 9, 2017
3:00pm - 4:00pm
TBA-Nancy Hingston
Location
Fine Hall 110
Speaker: Nancy Hingston,
TCNJ
November 16, 2017
3:00pm - 4:00pm
TBA-Zhouli Xu
Location
Fine Hall 110
Speaker: Zhouli Xu,
MIT