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Sofic approximations - what’s the problem

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Speaker: 
Andreas Thom
Affiliation: 
TU Dresden
Date: 
Thu, 2019-01-31 16:30 - 17:30
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall

I am planning to give a general introduction to sofic groups, mention a few applications to fundamental conjectures about groups and group rings, and explain Misha Gromov’s conjecture that all groups are sofic. Finally I want to present a natural generalization of Gromov’s conjecture due to Laszlo Lovasz and Balasz Szegedy that has recently been disproved in joint work with Gabor Kun.

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