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Maseeh Colloquium: Left-Orderability of 3 Manifold Groups
Friday, October 25, 2013 - 3:15pm

The Maseeh Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium Series* 

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.