# Amitsur Symposium: Chloe Perin - "Forking independence in the free group"

Model theorists define, in structures whose first-order theory is "stable" (i.e. suitably nice), a notion of independence between elements. This notion coincides for example with linear independence when the structure considered is a vector space, and with algebraic independence when it is an algebraically closed field. Sela showed that the theory of the free group is stable. In a joint work with Rizos Sklinos, we give an interpretation of this model theoretic notion of independence in the free group using Grushko and JSJ decompositions.

## Date:

Wed, 27/06/2018 - 14:00 to 15:00

## Location:

Manchester House, Lecture Hall 2