Quebec Mathematical Sciences Colloquium

April 26, 2019 from 16:00 to 18:00 (Montreal/Miami time) On location

Distinguishing finitely presented groups by their finite quotients

Colloquium presented by Alan W. Reid (Rice University)

If G is a finitely generated group, let C(G) denote the set of finite quotients of G. This talk will survey work on the question of to what extent C(G) determines G up to isomorphism, culminating in a discussion of examples of Fuchsian and Kleinian groups that are determined by C(G) (amongst finitely generated residually finite groups).


McGill University, Burnside Hall , 805 O., rue Sherbrooke, room 1104