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Math Colloquium: Graphs, Groups, and the Cantor Set
Start Date: 5/1/2017Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Date: 5/1/2017End Time: 4:00 PM

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Katie Haymaker, Villanova

Abstract: This talk will begin with a definition of the Cantor set, a remarkable object that enjoys many special properties. We will utilize a graph representation of the Cantor set, and focus on a group formed by a collection of maps from the graph to itself. The group is called Thompson's group V after Richard Thompson, the logician who discovered it. The goal of this talk will be to examine the group V, to study some of its unique properties, and to prove a result about the graph groups that exist as subgroups of V (Joint work with Nathan Corwin).

Contact Information:
Name: Ronald Perline
Email: rperline@math.drexel.edu
Korman Center, Room 245, 15 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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