3-Manifold Seminar: Profinite properties of finitely generated groups

Seminar | February 26 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Eduardo Oregon Reyes, UC BERKELEY

 Department of Mathematics

It is a natural idea to try to distinguish finitely generated groups via their finite quotients. To do that, we restrict to the class of residually finite groups and study their profinite completions. We will discuss these concepts and their relation to separable subgroups.