Amitsur Symposium: Arye Juhasz - "On the center of Artin groups"

Let A be an Artin group. It is known that if A is spherical (of finite type) and irreducible (not a direct sum), then it has infinite cyclic center. It is conjectured that all other irreducible Artin groups have trivial center. I prove this conjecture under a stronger assumption that not being spherical namely, if there is a standard generator which is not contained in any 3-generated spherical standard parabolic subgroup. The main tool is relative presentations of Artin groups.

Date: 

Tue, 26/06/2018 - 14:00 to 15:00

Location: 

Manchester House, Lecture Hall 2