Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Introduction to groups acting on hyperbolic metric spaces
Seminar | September 18 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Alexander Rasmussen, Yale University
In this talk we will give a broad overview of group actions on hyperbolic metric spaces. We will discuss various types of actions which are in some sense "nice" and the consequences of a group admitting a nice action on a hyperbolic space. Finally, we will discuss the applications of actions on hyperbolic metric spaces to the bounded cohomology of a group.