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   Scientific Committee:
Gilbert Baumslag ,The City College of NY
Rostislav Grigorchuk,Texas A&M
Alexei Miasnikov, Stevens Institute
Mark Sapir, Vanderbilt


   Organizing Committee:
Murray Elder, Univ. of Newcastle (Aus)
Bob Gilman, Stevens Institute
Alexei Miasnikov , Stevens Institute
Alex Myasnikov, Stevens Institute
Denis Serbin, Stevens Institute
Alexander Ushakov, Stevens Institute


   Contact Information:
Denis Serbin
email:   dserbin    
phone: (201) 216-5425


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Welcome to the First Online Seminar dedicated to Group Theory and Non-Commutative Algebra.

The seminar presents a unique opportunity for mathematicians from around the world to communicate and share their ideas on a regular basis without leaving the office or even home. Participants include faculty and students from US, Canada, Australia, Europe and Russia.

If you are a first-time participant please visit the technical advice page.

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Next Presentation
   Thursday,  November 6,  noon  (New York Time)

Khalid Bou-Rabee (City College of New York, CUNY)

"Linear groups with Borel's property"

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When does Borel's theorem on free subgroups of semisimple Lie groups generalize to other groups? In this talk, we present a systematic study of this question and arrive at positive and negative answers for it. In particular, we find a full classification of fundamental groups of surfaces and von Dyck groups that satisfy Borel's theorem. We also discuss connections with a question of Breuillard, Green, Guralnick, and Tao concerning double word maps.

Seminar Schedule Fall 2014
Oct   2   Jan Cannizzo (Stevens Institute of Technology)
"An introduction to sofic structures"
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Oct  16   Nicholas Touikan (Stevens Institute of Technology)
"On some algorithmic problems in nilpotent groups"
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Nov   6   Khalid Bou-Rabee (City College of New York, CUNY)
"Linear groups with Borel's property"
Nov  13   Andrey Nikolaev (Stevens Institute of Technology)
Nov  20   Artem Shevlyakov (Omsk State University, Russia)
Dec   4   Alejandra Garrido Angulo (University of Oxford, UK)

For information on the website or other questions please contact
Alex Myasnikov:
(201) 216-8598
Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ