Kazhdan's property (T)

4 December 2013
Giles Gardam
Kazhdan introduced property (T) for locally compact topological groups to show that certain lattices in semisimple Lie groups are finitely generated. This talk will give an introduction to property (T) along with some first consequences and examples. We will finish with a classic application of property (T) due to Margulis: the first known construction of expanders.