Martino Lupini: An invitation to sofic groups

Tuesday, April 22 from 2 to 3pm
(This talk is joint with the math department Colloquium. Refreshments will be served in MB 226 beforehand.)
Room: ILC 204
Speaker: Martino Lupini (York University)
Title: An invitation to sofic groups

Abstract: The class of countable discrete groups known as sofic groups has drawn in the last ten years the attention of an increasing number of mathematicians in different areas of mathematics. Many long-standing conjectures about countable discrete groups have been settled for sofic groups. Despite the amount of research on this subject, several fundamental questions remain open, such as: Is there any group which is not sofic? In my talk I will give an overview of the theory of sofic groups and its applications.

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