Montreal Geometric & Combinatorial Group Theory Seminar

The seminar meets each Wednesday at 3:30pm in
920 Burnside Hall at 805 Sherbrooke West - McGill University.

**(Here is a link to our schedule during
2002-2003)**

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**Fall 2003: **

Sept 17- Igor Mineyev (IAS & UIUC) *“Bounded
Cohomology and Hyperbolicity”.*

Sept 24 - Bogdan Nica “*Cubulating
spaces with walls*”.

Sept 29 (Monday - Room
1120) - John Meier
(Lafayette & Columbia) “*Asymptotic cohomology for the motion group of
a trivial n-component link*”

Oct 8 - Inna Bumagin *“The Hanna Neumann Conjecture is Decidable!”*

Oct 15- Dani Wise *“Counting W-cycles in graphs, the Hanna
Neumann Conjecture, and the coherence of one-relator groups”.*

Oct 20- (Monday
– Room 1120) - Mladen Bestvina (Utah) *“Measured laminations and extensions of
homomorphisms to free groups”.*

Oct 29 – Denis Serbin *“Infinite words
and length functions”*

Nov 5 – Alexei Miasnikov *“The Finitary
Andrews-Curtis Conjecture”*

Nov 10- (Monday – Room 1120)
- Ben Steinberg (Carleton*) “On a
class of automata groups generalizing lamplighter groups”*

Nov 12 – Olga Kharlampovich *“Equations
in a free group”*

Nov 19 – Inna Bumagin *“Rips theory and hyperbolic groups”.*

Nov 26 – Olga Kharlampovich *“Equations
in a free group - part II”*

Dec 3 – Bob Gilman (Stevens Institute of Technology) “Geometric Group Theory without Geometry”

**Spring 2004:**

Jan 28 - Dani
Wise “On the vanishing of the 2^{nd}
L^{2} betti number”

Feb 18 - Denis Serbin “Malnormality is decidable in fully residually free groups”

Feb 25 – (break)

Mar 3 –

Mar 10 – Ted Turner (SUNY Albany) “Test Elements”

Mar 17 – Luis Ribes “Subgroups of Free Products of Profinite Groups”

Mar 24 – Bogdan Nica “On a-T-menability”

Mar 29 – (Monday) Misha Kapovich (UC Davis) “TBA”

Apr 14 - Ralph Stohr (UMIST) “Algebraic sets over metabelian groups”

Apr 21 - Derrick Chung (McGill) “2-variable equations in a free group”

Apr 28 - Kevin Burnell “Compact Cores”

(unscheduled) Inna Bumagin *“**Relatively hyperbolic groups and almost
convexity”*