The Flat Closing Conjecture

11 November 2015
16:00
Robert Kropholler
Abstract

I will discuss a notoriously hard problem in group theory known as the flat closing conjecture. This states that a group with a finite classifying space is either hyperbolic or contains a Baumslag-Solitar Subgroup. I will give some strategies to try and create a counterexample to this conjecture. 

  • Junior Topology and Group Theory Seminar