New York Group Theory Seminar

The New York Group Theory Seminar was founded in 1960  by Wilhelm Magnus, whose picture is attached here.  For many years the New York Group Theory Seminar was coordinated by Gilbert Baumslag. Memorial Seminar for G. Baumslag video

 The seminar meets Friday 4:00-5:00 p.m. at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (Room 5417 or 4102).  The current organizers are Sean Cleary, Olga Kharlampovich, Alexei Miasnikov and Vladimir Shpilrain.   

Recent Announcements

  • Feb 5, Benson Farb (U of Chicago), GRECS Hunter C. seminar, Room 5417, 16:00-17:00 Title: Representation theory and the homology of finite covers of graphs and surfaces.Abstract: In this talk I will explain some problems and progress on basic questions about the homology ...
    Posted Feb 5, 2016, 6:36 AM by NY Group Theory
  • Manhattan Algebra Day, Dec 4, Room 9205 9:00-17:00
    Posted Nov 21, 2015, 8:02 AM by NY Group Theory
  • Nov 13, Ruth Charney (Brandeis U.), Room 5417, 16:00-17:00 Random Graph Products of Cyclic GroupsFor a finite graph $\Gamma$, the right-angled Artin group $A_\Gamma$ is the group generated by the vertices of $\Gamma$ with relations given ...
    Posted Nov 9, 2015, 6:58 PM by NY Group Theory
  • Nov 6 Aner Shalev (Hebrew U.), Joint meeting with GRECS seminar, GC 5417, 4pm-5pm Words and generarion in linear groupsAbstract:We will discuss two recent results showing that finitely generatedlinear groups with certain properties are virtually solvable.The first one (joint with ...
    Posted Oct 30, 2015, 10:06 AM by NY Group Theory
  • Oct 30 Alex Gamburd (Grad Center), 16:00-17:00, Room 5417 Markoff Triples and Strong Approximation. Abstract:  Markoff triples are integer solutions to Markoff equation $x^2+y^2+z^2=3xyz$ which arose in Markoff's spectacular and fundamental work ...
    Posted Oct 21, 2015, 7:47 PM by NY Group Theory
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