Special Seminar

Title: Geometric Group Theory and Untangling Ear-Phones
Speaker: Neha Gupta
Speaker Info: University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
Brief Description:
Special Note:

uppose you get your ear-phones entangled around a doughnut with two holes... an entirely probable scenario! Geometric Group Theory can help with this (age-old) problem of untangling ear-phones. Geometric Group Theory intrinsically links geometry and group theory. We will discuss how one might think "algebraically" about geometry, and think "geometrically" about algebra. Finally, we will see how this approach can help us answer our motivating question.
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Time: 4:10pm
Where: Lunt 105
Contact Person: Bryna Kra
Contact email: kra@math.northwestern.edu
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