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Seminar: Metric properties and growth of Baumslag-Solitar groups (J. Burillo, UPC)

Date: Friday March 22nd, 12-13
Place: CRM, room A2
Títle: Metric properties and growth of Baumslag-Solitar groups.
Speaker: Pep Burillo (UPC)

Abstract: In this talk we will show some estimates for the length of elements of the Baumslag-Solitar groups BS(m,n). The estimates are based on the Britton normal form given by the HNN-extension structure of the groups. Growth for the solvable case BS(1,n) has been extensively studied, but the exact growth rate for the general case BS(m,n) is not known. We use the estimates to give bounds for this growth rate. Joint work with Murray Elder.

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