Fundamental groups of Kähler manifolds and combinatorial group theory

Fundamental groups of Kähler manifolds and combinatorial group theory

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Dieter Kotschick , Mathematisches Institut der Universität München
Fine Hall 314

The study of fundamental groups of Kähler manifolds is a fascinating enterprise at the crossroads of various branches of geometry and topology, with strong relations to algebra and analysis as well. I will discuss some results in this area pertaining to groups of interest in low-dimensional topology and in combinatorial and geometric group theory.