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 Khalid Bou-Rabee, Olga Kharlampovich, Alexei Miasnikov, Vladimir Shpilrain and Sean Cleary.

Recent Announcements

  • May 13. E. Zelmanov (U. San Diego), 16:00-17:00, Science Center, room 4102 Groups with Identities.Abstract. We will discuss groups satisfying pro-p and prounipotent identities : examples, theory and possible applications. 
    Posted May 5, 2016, 10:00 PM by NY Group Theory
  • May 6 M. Bestvina (Utah), 16:00-17:00, Room 5417 Title: On the Farrell-Jones conjecture for mapping class groupsAbstract: I will try to describe what the Farrell-Jones conjecture is about, and how one goes about proving it ...
    Posted May 2, 2016, 5:17 AM by NY Group Theory
  • Apr.29 L. Babai (U. of Chicago), Science Center (4102), 16:00-18:00 Title:  A little group theory goes a long way: The group theory   behind recent progress on the Graph Isomorphism problemAbstract: One of the fundamental computational problems in the complexity ...
    Posted Apr 20, 2016, 5:42 AM by NY Group Theory
  • M. Volkov (Ural Federal University and Hunter College CUNY), April 15, 16:00-17:00 Title: Algebraic properties of monoids of diagrams and 2-cobordisms.Abstract: Partition of diageram monoids first appeared in 1937in a paper by Brauer in which they serve as vector ...
    Posted Apr 8, 2016, 5:49 PM by NY Group Theory
  • M. Hagen (U. of Cambridge), Friday April 8, 16:00-17:00, Room 5417 Title: Curve complexes for cube complexesAbstract: I'll discuss a hyperbolic space -- the "contact graph" --associated to a CAT(0) cube complex.  Using the example of aright-angled ...
    Posted Apr 2, 2016, 9:54 PM by NY Group Theory
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