Associativity and Richard Thompson's group

Speaker: Professor Ross Geoghegan (SUNY Binghamton)

Time: 4:00PM
Date: Mon 2nd October 2006

Location: Mathematical Sciences Seminar Room

A remarkable finitely generated group (discovered forty years ago by Richard Thompson and an object of much study in the meantime) governs the notion of "associativity" all over mathematics. I will explain.

(This talk is part of the Algebra/Claude Shannon Institute series.)