PIMS-CRM-FIELDS Lecture: Daniel Wise

  • Date: 10/28/2016
  • Time: 15:00
Daniel Wise, McGill

University of British Columbia


The Cubical Route to Understanding Groups


Cube complexes have come to play an increasingly central role within geometric group theory, as their connection to right-angled Artin groups provides a powerful combinatorial bridge between geometry and algebra. This talk will introduce nonpositively curved cube complexes, and then describe the developments that have recently culminated in the resolution of the virtual Haken conjecture for 3-manifolds, and simultaneously dramatically extended our understanding of many infinite groups.

Other Information: 

A light reception at from 2:30- 3:00pm will be held in ESB 4133
Lecture begins at 3:00pm in ESB 2012