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Department of Mathematical Sciences

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Pure Maths Colloquium: Geometry of lattices and of mapping class groups

Presented by Cornelia Drutu, University of Oxford (UK)

2 February 2009 16:15 in CM221

Lattices in semisimple groups (like SL(n,Z)) and mapping class groups of surfaces are among the most interesting groups in geometry and topology. I shall review and compare properties of the two classes of groups (Kazhdan's property (T), rigidity, the space of homomorphisms etc)

Contact matthew.kerr@durham.ac.uk or vitaliy.kurlin@durham.ac.uk for more information