Algebra etc. Seminar: Shelby Kilmer, October 16 @ 4pm in Olin 372

Title: Random Groups at Density 1/2

Abstract: Random groups in the density model (with density 0<d<1) have
presentations with a random set of (2m-1)^{dk} relators of length k on
m generators. The classic theorem in the density model states that for
d>1/2, random groups are asymptotically almost surely trivial or
isomorphic to Z/2Z, while for d<1/2, random groups are asymptotically
almost surely infinite hyperbolic. This summer our research group
studied random groups at d=1/2 and found both infinite hyperbolic
groups and trivial groups are generic, depending on how we tuned
certain parameters.

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