Amenable hyperbolic groups

8 May 2013
<p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">The integers (while wonderful in many others respects) do not make for fascinating Geometric Group Theory. They are, however, essentially the only infinite finitely generated group which is both hyperbolic and amenable. In the class of locally compact topological groups, the intersection of these two notions is richer, and the major aim of this talk will be to give the structure of a classification of such groups due to Caprace-de Cornulier-Monod-Tessera, beginning with Milnor's proof that any connected Lie group admitting a left-invariant negatively curved Riemannian metric is necessarily soluble.</span></span></p>
  • Junior Topology and Group Theory Seminar