2017
Nov
02

# Group actions: Remi Coulon (Rennes) - Growth gap in hyperbolic groups and amenability

10:30am to 11:30am

## Location:

hyperbolic groups and amenability

(joint work with Françoise Dal'Bo and Andrea Sambusetti)
Given a finitely generated group G acting properly on a metric space X,
the exponential growth rate of G with respect to X measures "how big"
the orbits of G are. If H is a subgroup of G, its exponential growth
rate is bounded above by the one of G. In this work we are interested in
the following question: what can we say if H and G have the same
exponential growth rate? This problem has both a combinatorial and a
geometric origin. For the combinatorial part, Grigorchuck and Cohen