SEMINARIO TEORIA DE GRUPOS UAM-ICMAT
Fecha y hora: Miércoles 15 de Marzo, 14:30
Lugar: Aula 520, Modulo 17, Facultad de Ciencias UAM.
Speaker: Nick G Vlamis (U Michigan)
Title: Algebraic and topological properties of big mapping class groups
Abstract: There has been a recent surge in studying surfaces of infinite type, i.e. surfaces with infinitely-generated fundamental groups. In this talk, we will focus on their mapping class groups, often called big mapping class groups. In contrast to the finite-type case, there are many open questions regarding the basic algebraic and topological properties of big mapping class groups. I will discuss several such questions and provide some answers. In particular, I will focus on automorphisms of pure mapping class groups and topological generating sets. This work is joint with Priyam Patel.