Partial actions of Groups in Coarse Geometry

15 May 2013
16:00
Martin Finn-Sell
Abstract
<p><span>Group actions play an important role in both topological problems and coarse geometric conjectures. I will introduce the idea of a partial action of a group on a metric space and explain, in the case of certain classes of coarsely disconnected spaces, how partial actions can be used to give a geometric proof of a result of Willett and Yu concerning the coarse Baum-Connes conjecture.</span></p>
  • Junior Topology and Group Theory Seminar