Right-angled Artin groups (RAAGs) were first introduced in the 70s by Baudisch and further developed in the 80s by Droms.
They have attracted much attention in Geometric Group Theory. One of the many reasons is that it has been shown that all hyperbolic 3-manifold groups are virtually finitely presented subgroups of RAAGs.
In the first part of the talk, I will discuss some of their interesting properties. I will explain some of their relations with manifold groups and their importance in finiteness conditions for groups.
In the second part, I will focus on my PhD project concerning subgroups of direct products of RAAGs.
- Junior Topology and Group Theory Seminar