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"C*-algebras in topology and geometry II


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.