Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): The mapping class group and the outer automorphism group of a free group
Seminar | February 3 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Alexandra Pettet, University of British Columbia
The outer automorphism group of a free group F of finite rank shares many properties with linear groups and the mapping class group of a surface. I will discuss some of these properties, focusing on a classification of the elements of these groups.