Montreal Geometric & Combinatorial Group Theory Seminar

Speaker:   Igor Mineyev (Institute for Advanced Study & UIUC)
Title:         Bounded cohomology and hyperbolicity
Date:        3:30PM, Wednesday, September 17, 2003
Place:       Room 920, Burnside Hall, McGill University

I will recall the definition of bounded cohomology and discuss the homological

straightening construction on hyperbolic graphs, followed by applications.

In particular, with some extra work this provides a homological characterization

of hyperbolic groups.