# Events

The Maseeh Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium Series*

presents

**Left-orderability of 3-manifold groups**

Cameron Gordon, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

**Friday, October 25th, 2013 at 3:15pm ****Neuberger Hall room 454**

(Refreshments served at 3:00 in presentation room)

This event is free and open to the public.

The fundamental group is essentially a complete invariant of

a 3-manifold. We will discuss how the purely algebraic property of this

group being left-orderable is related to the topology of the manifold, and

present evidence for the conjecture that it is equivalent to a property

that is ultimately analytic in nature. This is joint work with Steve Boyer and Liam Watson.

* Sponsored by the Maseeh Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium Series Fund and the Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics & Statistics, PSU.