21 May 2014
The Haagerup property is a group theoretic property which is a strong converse of Kazhdan's property (T). It implies the Baum-Connes conjecture and has connections with amenability, C*-algebras, representation theory and so on. It is thus not surprising that quite some effort was made to investigate how the Haagerup property behaves under the formation of free products, direct products, direct limits,... In joint work with Y.Antolin, we investigated the behaviour of the Haagerup property under graph products. In this talk we introduce the concept of a graph product, we give a gentle introduction to the Haagerup property and we discuss its behaviour under graph products.