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### A generalized geometric invariant of discrete groups

## Abstract

Given a group of type ${\rm FP}_n$, one may ask if this property also holds for its subgroups. The BNS invariant is a subset of the character sphere that fully captures this information for subgroups that are kernels of characters. It also provides an interesting connection of finiteness properties of subgroups and group homology. In this talk I am going to give an introduction to this problem and present an attempt to generalize the BNS invariant to more subgroups than just the kernels of characters.