Asymptotic Group Theory

[RG #79] Asymptotic Group Theory

February 15 - August 15, 2000


Avinoam Mann (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Aner Shalev (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

This research group will explore the following topics:

Infinite groups:
- Branch groups and automata groups, their subgroups, representations, presentations, and subgroup growth
- Zeta functions of nilpotent groups
- Rigid groups
- Redidual properties of the modular group

Finite groups:
- Asymptotic aspects of finite simple groups, and probabilistic aspects in particular
- Generation, and random generation, of finite simple groups
- Algorithms for matrix groups




Jan Saxl

University of Cambridge
Jan is a professor in the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics at the University of Cambridge.