ODTÜ-BİLKENT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR

 

 

“Free Group Actions on Products of Spheres”

 

 

 

By

 

 

ÖZGÜN ÜNLÜ

(BİLKENT UNIVERSITY)

 

 

 

Abstract:  In this talk we will discuss the problem of finding group theoretic conditions that characterizes the finite groups which can act freely on a given product of spheres. The study of this problem breaks up into two aspects: (1) Find group theoretic restrictions on finite groups that can act freely on the given product. (2) Construct explicit free actions of finite groups on the given product. I will give a quick overview of the first aspect of this topic. Then I will discuss some recently employed methods of constructing such actions.

 

 

 

 

Date:  Friday, November  6, 2015

Time: 15.40

Place: Mathematics Seminar Room, SA – 141

 

Tea and cookies will be served before the seminar.