Date | Oct 07, 2014 |
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Speaker | Moon Duchin |

Dept. | Tufts University |

Room | 129-104 |

Time | 17:00-18:00 |

Perhaps the simplest non-abelian infinite group to understand is the Heisenberg group H(Z). Given a generating set as our "alphabet," a geodesic in the group is an efficient "spelling" of a group element. It is quite challenging to understand these precisely for an arbitrary choice of generators, but the large-scale geometric structure of the group makes it possible.

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