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250078 VO Geometric and asymptotic group theory (2010W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 25 - Mathematik

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Language: English

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Tuesday 12.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 2A310 3.OG UZA II
Tuesday 19.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 2A310 3.OG UZA II
Tuesday 09.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 2A310 3.OG UZA II
Tuesday 16.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 2A310 3.OG UZA II
Tuesday 23.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 2A310 3.OG UZA II
Tuesday 30.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 2A310 3.OG UZA II
Tuesday 07.12. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 2A310 3.OG UZA II
Tuesday 14.12. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 2A310 3.OG UZA II
Tuesday 11.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 2A310 3.OG UZA II
Tuesday 18.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 2A310 3.OG UZA II
Tuesday 25.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 2A310 3.OG UZA II

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The main goal of this course is to give a complete proof of Gromov's polynomial growth theorem: a finitely generated group is of polynomial growth if and only if it is virtually nilpotent. We will follow both the original proof of Gromov and a recent approach of Kleiner using harmonic functions on Cayley graphs.

We will begin gently, by introducing basic notions of geometric and asymptotic group theory such as quasi-isometries and growth functions of groups.

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MALV, MGEV

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