Associativity and Richard Thompson's group
Speaker: Professor Ross Geoghegan (SUNY Binghamton)
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.)