Montreal Geometric & Combinatorial Group Theory Seminar
Speaker: Inna Bumagin (McGill)
Title. “Rips theory and hyperbolic groups”.
Date: 3:30PM, Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Place: Room 920, Burnside Hall, McGill University
Abstract. In this introductory talk I will describe the "Rips machine" that allows one to obtain a structure theorem for groups acting on real trees. I will also explain how this theory applies to word-hyperbolic groups.