Baby geometri

Geometry and Topology Seminars

University of Pisa - Scuola Normale Superiore

The geometry of the Word Problem


Jeronimo Garcia Mejia

(Karlsruher Institut für Technologie)

  • October 4th
  • 14.30
  • Aula Riunioni - Dipartimento di Matematica + Teams
We will review a classical problem in group theory, the so-called Word Problem, from a geometric perspective by relating it to an even older geometric problem, the Isoperimetric Problem. The main actor being Dehn functions. We will talk about an interesting class of groups and review what is known about their Dehn functions and present some recent progress. If time allows it we will discuss the ideas behind it which will serve as an excuse to talk about an interesting open problem.

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October 4th
14.30
Jeronimo Garcia Mejia
(Karlsruher Institut für Technologie)
ENG
We will review a classical problem in group theory, the so-called Word Problem, from a geometric perspective by relating it to an even older geometric problem, the Isoperimetric Problem. The main actor being Dehn functions. We will talk about an interesting class of groups and review what is known about their Dehn functions and present some recent progress. If time allows it we will discuss the ideas behind it which will serve as an excuse to talk about an interesting open problem.

Seminars will be in-person.

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The Baby Geometri (or BabyGs to their friends) are a group of PhD students from the University of Pisa (UNIPI) and the Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS). This site is intended to keep track of the seminars they organize. These are informal seminars mainly addressed to master or PhD students, about classical or research topics. Since the audience is really diversified, these seminars often start with a basic introduction to the area that can be appreciated by early-Master students. In 2021 we started keeping the seminars online as well, because of the pandemic. For the 2021/22 season, the BabyGs' organizers are...
Giuseppe

I study simplicial volume of compact and non-compact manifolds and bounded cohomology. I like interactions between algebra and topology.

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Diego

I study low dimensional topology and in particular I am getting interested in the L-space conjecture.

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Alice

I am mostly interested in low dimensional topology, especially knot theory.

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Giovanni

I'm interested in Hyperbolic Geometry, with a particular stress to manifolds built by gluing polytopes.

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