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"C*-algebras in topology and geometry IIGeometry/Topology
|Speaker: ||Jerry Kaminker, UC Davis|
|Location: ||2112 MSB|
|Start time: ||Thu, Apr 23 2009, 12:10PM|
This is the second of a three talk series as part of the geometry/topology Research Focus Group.
2) C*-algebras and geometric group theory
This will cover how one associates a metric space and a C*-algebra to a group and how various properties of the group, such as amenability, show up in both settings. The basic example is the fundamental group of a finite complex.