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Geometry of mapping class groups

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  • UserKatie Vokes (Warwick) World_link
  • ClockFriday 04 November 2016, 15:00-16:00
  • HouseMR13.

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The mapping class group of an orientable surface is the group of isotopy classes of orientation-preserving homeomorphisms of the surface. Given an infinite group such as the mapping class group, we are often interested in studying the large-scale geometry of this group. I will describe what is meant by the geometry of a group and outline some geometric properties of mapping class groups and how we can study them.

This talk is part of the Junior Geometry Seminar series.

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