Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Lattices and thin groups

Seminar | February 13 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Thomas Koberda, University of Virginia

 Department of Mathematics

I will give a very general overview of lattices in semisimple Lie groups, and a brief introduction to thin groups. This latter class of groups is a current "hot topic", with a plethora of applications to subjects as diverse as number theory, hyperbolic geometry, and quantum computation.