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Speaker:

Andreas Thom
Affiliation:

TU Dresden
Date:

Thu, 2019-01-31 16:30 - 17:30 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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[3] http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.de/node/9098

[4] http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.de/node/4652