Groups & dynamics: Karim Adiprasito (HUJI) - Contractible manifolds, hyperbolicity and the fundamental pro-group at infinity

To every topological group, one can associate a unique universal minimal flow (UMF): a flow that maps onto every minimal flow of the group. For some groups (for example, the locally compact ones), this flow is not metrizable and does not admit a concrete description. However, for many "large" Polish groups, the UMF is metrizable, can be computed, and carries interesting combinatorial information. The talk will concentrate on some new results that give a characterization of metrizable UMFs of Polish groups. It is based on two papers, one joint with I. Ben Yaacov and J. Melleray, and the other with J. Melleray and L. Nguyen Van Thé.

Date: 

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 10:00 to 11:00

Location: 

Ross building, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, (Room 70)