Mathematical Sciences Research Centre Seminar Series

Hausdorff dimension of pro-p groups - history and open problems

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Seminars

As part of the School of Science and Technology Mathematical Sciences Research Centre Seminar Series Dr Anitha Thillaisundaram, University of Lincoln presents: Hausdorff dimension of pro-p groups - history and open problems.

  • From: Thursday 8 March 2018, 4 pm
  • To: Thursday 8 March 2018, 5 pm
  • Location: New Hall Block 169, New Hall Block, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS

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Event details

As part of the School of Science and Technology Mathematical Sciences Research Centre Seminar Series Dr Anitha Thillaisundaram, University of Lincoln presents: Hausdorff dimension of pro-p groups - history and open problems.

Abstract

The Hausdorff dimension was developed in the 1930s by Felix Hausdorff as a generalisation of our usual concept of integer dimension for sets in Euclidean space. Starting from the coastline paradox, I will sketch how Hausdorff dimension is applied to fractals, and then focus on the recent application of Hausdorff dimension to certain infinite groups, namely profinite groups. Key results and open problems for Hausdorff dimensions of pro-p groups will be discussed.

All welcome.

This seminar is hosted by Dr David Chappell.

For any enquiries please contact Dr David Chappell.

Location details

Room/Building:

New Hall Block 169, New Hall Block

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
Nottingham
NG11 8NS

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