Justin Moore: The subgroup structure of Thompson’s group F

Place: Bahen Centre (Room 2179)

Date: November 11, 2016 (15:30- 17:00)

Speaker: Justin Moore, Cornell University

Title: The subgroup structure of Thompson’s group F

Abstract: What is the structure of the finitely generated subgroups of Thompson’s group F, equipped with the embeddability relation? This is conjectured to be a well quasi-order. We prove that it contains a chain of length $\epsilon_0+1$. This is joint work with Matt Brin and Collin Bleak.

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