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.