3-Manifold Seminar: Hilbert-Smith conjecture for 3-manifolds

Seminar | April 24 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Franco Vargas, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Following the paper of John Pardon of the same title, we will see that there does not exist a faithful action of the p-adic integers on any connected 3-manifold. This is equivalent to showing that any locally compact topological group that acts faithfully on a connected 3-manifold has to be a Lie Group.