Large-scale geometry of nilpotent groups

Date: 
2014/10/14 Tue 15:00 - 16:30
Room: 
Room 609, Building No.6
Speaker: 
Moon Duchin
Affiliation: 
Abstract: 

Viewed at large scale, discrete nilpotent groups look like Lie groups with left-invariant metrics. I will discuss the metric geometry of nilpotent groups, especially the Heisenberg group, and give applications to the study of growth functions and equation solving.