Forthcoming events in this series


Tue, 25 Apr 2006
17:00
L1

GSO Groups

Prof. Michael Vaughan-Lee
(Oxford)
Tue, 08 Nov 2005
17:00
L1

Counting lattices in semi-simple Lie groups

Dr Mikhail Belolipetsky
(Durham)
Abstract
My lecture is based on results of [1] and [2]. In [1] we use an extension of the method due to Borel and Prasad to determine the growth rate of the number of maximal arithmetic subgroups of bounded covolumes in a semi-simple Lie group. In [2] the results of [1] are combined with the previously known asymptotic of the number of subgroups in a given lattice in order to study the general lattice growth. We show that for many high-rank simple Lie groups (and conjecturally for all) the rate of growth of lattices of covolume at most $x$ is like $x^{\log x}$ and not $x^{\log x/ \log\log x}$ as it was conjectured before. We also prove that the

conjecture is still true (again for "most" groups) if one restricts to counting non-uniform lattices. A crucial ingredient of the argument in [2] is the existence of towers of field extensions with bounded root discriminant which follows from the seminal work of Golod and Shafarevich on class field towers.

I plan to give an overview of these recent results and discuss some ideas beyond the proofs.

[1] M. Belolipetsky (with an appendix by J. Ellenberg and A.

Venkatesh), Counting maximal arithmetic subgroups, arXiv:

math.GR/0501198.

[2] M. Belolipetsky, A. Lubotzky, Class field towers and subgroup

growth, work in progress.

Tue, 25 Oct 2005
17:00
L1

tba

Dr Mario Nardone
(Oxford)
Tue, 24 May 2005
17:00
L1

TBA

Prof. Yuri Bahturin