27 May 2014

15:00

Dennis Dreesen

Abstract

The common convention when dealing with hyperbolic groups is that such groups are finitely
generated and equipped with the word length metric relative to a finite symmetric generating
subset. Gromov's original work on hyperbolicity already contained ideas that extend beyond the
finitely generated setting. We study the class of locally compact hyperbolic groups and elaborate
on the similarities and differences between the discrete and non-discrete setting.