The 'size' of a finitely generated group: quantitative and qualitative aspects
Jack Button (Cambridge University)
Wednesday 25th November, 2009 16:30-17:30 Mathematics Building, Room 516
There are various ideas in the literature on how we decide whether a given abstract group is "big" or "small", or on measuring how "big" it is. In this talk we focus on some of these concepts which apply to infinite finitely generated groups. We then report on recent results showing where finitely generated torsion groups appear in this picture.