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Maseeh Colloquium, Friday 10/25 @ 3:15 p.m. in NH 454: Left-orderability in 3-manifold groups
Author: Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Posted: October 24, 2013

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.