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.