# News

Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics and Statistics

The Maseeh Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium Series* presents

Cameron Gordon, Ph.D.

University of Texas at Austin

Left-orderability of 3-manifold groups

Abstract: 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.

Friday, October 25th, 2013 at 3:15pm

Neuberger Hall room 454

(Refreshments served at 3:00 in presentation room)

* Sponsored by the Maseeh Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium Series Fund and the Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics & Statistics, PSU. This event is free and open to the public.