Probability Seminar: Tom Meyerovitch

  • Date: 10/03/2018
  • Time: 16:00
Tom Meyerovitch, Ben-Gurion University

University of British Columbia


On polynomial vs. super-polynomial growth for finitely generated groups and harmonic functions


I will discuss results and open problems about harmonic functions for finitely generated groups, with an emphasis on polynomial vs. super-polynomial growth. By "polynomial growth" I am implying to at least two different notions:



1. The volume growth of balls in the group (with respect to the word metric).


2. The growth of the sup norm of a harmonic function on a ball.


The investigation is partly motivated by Kleiner’s proof for Gromov’s theorem on groups of polynomial growth, by Ozawa's more recent proof of Gromov's theorem and by some related conjectures and hypothetical future applications to problems in geometric group theory.


Most of the results I will present in this talk will be at least a few years old and based on joint work with Ariel Yadin and Perl, Tointon and Yadin.

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Location: ESB 2012