Math 4800: Topics in geometric group theory

Instructor: Mladen Bestvina
Office: JWB 210
Office hours: TBD or by appointment
Meets: MW 3-4:20, LCB 121

We will start with some graph theory, and this will be followed by topics in geometric group theory. We will loosely follow the book

Clay-Margalit: "Office hours with a geometric group theorist"

The students are expected to work on problem sets and present solutions to the class.  There is also going to be an end-of-class project, consisting of a paper and a presentation.

Prerequisites: 3210-20 or 4400 or a 5000+ class with a grade of A/A-. Ideally, you should know what a group is. Contact me if you do not satisfy these prerequisites but want to take the class.

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