Algebra Seminar
Department of Mathematics UPV/EHU
Wednesdays, 12:00 -- 13:00, E.P1.22



This is the page of the Algebra Seminar of the "Groups, Topology and Applications" Research Group of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), which is organised by Federico Berlai, Oihana Garaialde Ocaña, and Albert Garreta Fontelles.

Other activities of interest for the group include:




Andoni Zozaya Ursuegui (EHU/UPV) TBA

5th February, 12:00

Summer Semester 2020

05 Feb       Andoni Zozaya Ursuegui (EHU/UPV) TBA
12 Feb       Hang Lu Su (ICMAT) TBA
13-14 Feb  GTA: Gran Bilbao II Conference
19 Feb       Jon González-Sánchez (UPV/EHU) TBA
19 Mar       Elena di Domenico (University of Trento & UPV/EHU) TBA
25 Mar       Alexander Zakharov (Saint Petersburg State University) TBA



Winter Semester 2019/20

06 Sept      Ramón Esteban Romero (University of Valencia) "Brazas y la ecuación cuántica de Yang-Baxter" Abstract
09 Oct        Doryan Temmerman (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) "Property (FA) for low rank linear groups and applications to U(ZG)" Abstract
16 Oct        Jone Uria Albizuri (BCAM) "Grigorchuk-Gupta-Sidki groups as source for Beauville groups" Abstract
23 Oct        Albert Garreta Fontelles (UPV/EHU) "Monte Carlo search and word equations" Abstract
28-31 Oct   Antonio Díaz Ramos (University of Málaga) "Introduction to spectral sequences" Programme
06 Nov       Matteo Vannacci (UPV/EHU) "On the probability of generating an open subgroup in profinite groups" Abstract
13 Nov       Matteo Vannacci (UPV/EHU) "Golod-Shafarevich groups: a survey. I" Abstract
22 Nov       Matteo Vannacci (UPV/EHU) "Golod-Shafarevich groups: a survey. II" Abstract
27 Nov       7th Math Colloquium. Weblink
04 Dec       Javier de la Nuez González (UPV/EHU) "Minimality results for automorphism groups of homogeneous structuresAbstract
11 Dec       Federico Berlai (UPV/EHU) "Rigidity of graph product decompositions" Abstract
18 Dec       Igor Arrieta Torres (UPV/EHU & University of Coimbra) "Open relations and uniformities" Abstract
15 Jan       Jone Lopez de Gamiz Zearra (UPV/EHU & University of Warwick) "Why are right-angled Artin groups interesting?" Abstract
22 Jan       Lander Guerrero Sánchez (UPV/EHU) "The Sofic Lück approximation conjecture for amenable groups" Abstract




Summer Semester 2019

08 Feb       Matteo Vannacci (University of Düsseldorf) "Pro-p groups with quadratic F_p-cohomology and generalised p-RAAGs" Abstract
19 Feb       Matteo Pintonello (UPV/EHU) "Ivanov's construction of a non-concise group word" Abstract
28 Feb       GTA: Gran Bilbao Conference
01 Mar       GTA: Gran Bilbao Conference
05 Mar       Alexander Zakharov (UPV/EHU) "Fragile words in free groups, or how (not) to hang pictures on walls" Abstract
12 Mar       Geoffrey Janssens (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) "A survey on word growth of groups with a view on dichotomiesAbstract
20 Mar       Sam Corson (UPV/EHU) "How close can you be to free?" Abstract
22 Mar       Zaniar Ghadernezhad (Imperial College London) "Non-amenable automorphism groups" Abstract
25 Mar       Mima Stanojkovski (University of Bielefeld) "On the PORC conjecture and the geometry of some famous examples" Abstract
27 Mar       Agnieszka Bier (Silesian University of Technology) "On weak Sierpiński subsets in groups" Abstract
03 Apr        Primož Moravec (University of Ljubljana) "Finite p-groups in varieties of groupsAbstract
10 Apr        Gareth Tracey (University of Bath) "On the expected number of random primes required to generate a Galois group" Abstract
02 May       Josué Tonelli (Politechnic University of Berlin) "Computing the homology of semialgebraic sets in weak exponential time" Abstract    
22 May       Sebastiano Tronto (University of Luxembourg) "Divisibility of points in algebraic groups" Abstract
29 May       Elena di Domenico (University of Trento & UPV/EHU) "GGS-groups over primary regular rooted trees" Abstract
27 June      Andei Jaikin-Zapirain (UAM) "On homomorphisms of crossed products of locally indicable groups to division rings" Abstract
09 July       Cristobal Rivas (University of Santiago, Chile) "Positive cones in finitely generated groups" Abstract
16 July       Marialaura Noce (UPV/EHU & University of Salerno) "Engel conditions in groups of automorphisms of rooted trees" Abstract




Winter Semester 2018/19

18 Sept   Urban Jezernik (UPV/EHU) "Fibres of word maps" Abstract
25 Sept   Marithania Silvero Casanova (UPV/EHU) "Khovanov homology: a combinatorial approach" Abstract
02 Oct     Sam Corson (UPV/EHU) "Homomorphisms are necessarily niceAbstract
08 Oct     Davide Spriano (ETH) "Quasiconvexity in hierarchically hyperbolic spaces" Abstract
09 Oct     Simon André (University of Rennes 1) "Hyperbolicity and first-order logic" Abstract
11 Oct     Oihana Garayalde Ocaña (University of Düsseldorf) "Hausdorff dimension of finitely generated pro-p groups" Abstract
16 Oct     Ged Corob Cook (UPV/EHU) "Finiteness condition for totally disconnected, locally compact groups" Abstract
30 Oct     Matteo Pintonello (UPV/EHU) "Introduction to P. Hall's questions on verbal subgroups" Abstract
06 Nov    Andoni Zozaya Ursuegui (UPV/EHU) "Commutator width in finitely generated nilpotent groups and Serre’s Theorem" Abstract
13 Nov    Jan Boschheidgen (UPV/EHU) "Congruence subgroup property of SLn(Z)" Abstract
20 Nov    Andrew Duncan (University of Newcastle - UK) "One relator quotients of partially commutative groups" Abstract
22 Nov    Liza Frenkel (Moscow State University) "The art of measuring in free groups and free group constructions" Abstract
04 Dec    Gunnar Traustason (University of Bath) "Powerfully nilpotent groups" Abstract
18 Dec    Javier Aramayona (UAM) "On the abelianization of big mapping class groups" Abstract
20 Dec    Michal Ferov (University of Newcastle - Australia) "Separating cyclic subgroups in graph products of groups" Abstract
09 Jan     Rubén Blasco García (University of Zaragoza) "Even Artin groups" Abstract
11 Jan     Mark Hagen (University of Bristol) "Why should you care about pseudo-Anosov" Abstract
22 Jan     Javier de la Nuez González (UPV/EHU) "A graph product of linear groups is linear" Abstract
29 Jan     Anne Lonjou (University of Basel) "Cremona group and Voronoi tessellation" Abstract




Summer Semester 2018

02 Feb     Ana Ros Camacho (Utrecht University) "Matrix factorizations and the Landau-Ginzburg/conformal field theory correspondence" Abstract
06 Feb     Peter Kropholler (University of Southampton) "Problems on random walks on soluble groups and linearity of soluble groups" Abstract
08 Feb     Ilaria Castellano (University of Southampton) "Cohomological finiteness conditions for totally disconnected locally compact groups" Abstract
13 Feb     Primož Moravec (University of Ljubljana) "Stable rationality of invariants of function fields" Abstract
20 Feb     Oihana Garayalde Ocaña (University of Düsseldorf) "Hausdorff dimension of pro-p groups" Abstract
23 Feb     Yago Antolín Pichel (UAM & ICMAT) "Counting in fftp graphs with symmetry" Abstract
27 Feb     Albert Garreta Fontelles (UPV/EHU) "Hilbert's 10th problem in rings, algebras, and solvable groups" Abstract
06 Mar     Matteo Vannacci (University of Düsseldorf) "A survey on probabilistic group theory and probabilistic identities" Abstract and slides
08 Mar     Andrea Seppi (University of Luxembourg) "Isometric embeddings of the hyperbolic plane into Minkowski space" Abstract
10 Apr      Ashot Minasyan (University of Southampton) "Exotic acylindrically hyperbolic groups" Abstract
17 Apr      Geoffrey Janssens (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) "The integral Isomorphism problem, a helping hand from (geometric) group theory" Abstract
24 Apr      Sam Corson (UPV/EHU) "What can fail without choice" Abstract
07 May     Martin Bridson (Oxford University) "Chasing finite shadows of infinite groups through geometry" Mathematics Colloquium
08 May     Costantino Delizia (University of Salerno) "On semiconcise words" Abstract
09 May     Alexander Zakharov (University of Porto) "On finitely generated submonoids of free groups" Abstract
21 May     Luís Mendonça (University of Campinas) "The weak commutativity construction for groups and Lie algebras" Abstract
12 June    Rémi Coulon (University of Rennes 1) "A non-residually finite group acting uniformly properly on a hyperbolic spaceAbstract
03 July     Katrin Tent (University of Münster) "Sharply 2- and 3-transitive groups" Abstract




Winter Semester 2017/18

28 Sept    Ged Corob Cook (UPV/EHU) "Eidelberg-MacLane spaces for topological groups" Abstract
03 Oct      Urban Jezernik (UPV/EHU) "Commuting probability" Abstract
17 Oct      Cristina Acciarri (University of Brasilia & University of Padua) "Graphs encoding the generating properties of a finite group" Abstract
24 Oct      Iker de las Heras Kerejeta (UPV/EHU) "Commutators in groups" Abstract
02 Nov     Ged Corob Cook (UPV/EHU) "Homological finiteness conditions for totally disconnected, locally compact groups" Abstract
07 Nov     Jone Uria Albizuri (UPV/EHU) "Regular branch groups with doubly exponential portrait growth" Abstract
14 Nov     Urban Jezernik (UPV/EHU) "The fundamental group in commuting probability" Abstract
24 Nov     Federico Berlai (UPV/EHU) "A refined combination theorem for hierarchically hyperbolic spaces" Abstract
28 Nov     Iker de las Heras Kerejeta (UPV/EHU) "Words in groups" Abstract
05 Dec     Javier de la Nuez González (UPV/EHU) "Burnside groups" Abstract
11 Dec     Jone Uria Albizuri (UPV/EHU) "Groups acting on regular rooted trees: congruence subgroup problem and portrait growth" PhD defense
12 Dec     Javier de la Nuez González (UPV/EHU) "Canonical words in Burnside groups of odd exponent" Abstract
19 Dec     Albert Garreta Fontelles (UPV/EHU) "Engel elements in some weakly regular branch groupsAbstract
09 Jan     Jonathan Sánchez Hernández (UPV/EHU) "On the SO(3)-bundles on Wolf Spaces" Abstract
23 Jan     Jordi Delgado Rodríguez (UPV/EHU) "Enriched Stallings automata" Abstract and slides
30 Jan     Imanol Mozo Carollo (UPV/EHU) "Discontinuous functions on frames" Abstract and slides




Summer Semester 2017

11 Jan    Federico Berlai (UPV/EHU) "A brief introduction to amenable groups" Abstract
18 Jan    Federico Berlai (UPV/EHU) "Sofic groups" Abstract
24 Jan    Marialaura Noce (UPV/EHU & University of Salerno) "Amenability and growth of the first Grigorchuk group" Abstract
03 Feb    Vincent Guirardel (University of Rennes 1) "Endomorphisms of lacunary hyperbolic groups" Abstract
08 Feb    Albert Garreta Fontelles (UPV/EHU) "Word equations: Jez's simple (but powerful) recompression method" Abstract
17 Feb    Albert Garreta Fontelles (UPV/EHU) "Equations over free groups" Abstract
22 Feb    Albert Garreta Fontelles (UPV/EHU) "Equations over free groups II" Abstract
01 Mar    Albert Garreta Fontelles (UPV/EHU) "Equations over free groups III" Abstract
08 Mar    Albert Garreta Fontelles (UPV/EHU) "Equations over free groups IV" Abstract
15 Mar    Albert Garreta Fontelles (UPV/EHU) "Equations over free groups V" Abstract
17 Mar    Oihana Garayalde Ocaña (University of Düsseldorf) "The Bieri-Strebel invariants and their applications" Abstract
29 Mar    Albert Garreta Fontelles (UPV/EHU) "Equations over free groups VI" Abstract
05 Apr    Albert Garreta Fontelles (UPV/EHU) "Equations over free groups VII" Abstract
10 Apr    Federico Berlai (UPV/EHU) "Higman's group and related stories" Abstract
28 Apr    Montse Casals Ruiz (UPV/EHU) "On limit groups over free groups" Abstract
03 May   Montse Casals Ruiz (UPV/EHU) "On limit groups over free groups II" Abstract
04 May   Jone Uria Albizuri (UPV/EHU) "Groups of intermediate growth and groups acting on regular rooted trees" Abstract
10 May   Pei Wang (UPV/EHU) "Rips machine" Abstract
11 May   Pei Wang (UPV/EHU) "Rips machine II" Abstract
17 May   Pei Wang (UPV/EHU) "Rips machine III" Abstract
23 May   Carolina Vallejo Rodríguez (ICMAT) "Detecting local properties in the character table" Abstract
24 May   Pei Wang (UPV/EHU) "Rips machine IV" Abstract
31 May   Bruno Robbio (UPV/EHU) "Introduction to hierarchically hyperbolic spaces" Abstract
06 Jun    Şükran Gül (UPV/EHU) "Cayley digraphs of prime power order are Hamiltonian" Abstract
07 Jun    Bruno Robbio (UPV/EHU) "Introduction to hierarchically hyperbolic spaces II" Abstract
14 Jun    Alexander Zakharov (UPV/EHU) "Ends of groups, Stallings theorem and virtually free groups" Abstract
15 Jun    Alexander Zakharov (UPV/EHU) "Ends of groups, Stallings theorem and virtually free groups II" Abstract