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Approximate lattices in amenable groups

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  • UserSimon Machado (University of Cambridge)
  • ClockFriday 31 January 2020, 13:45-14:45
  • HouseCMS, MR13.

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Approximate lattices are approximate subgroups of locally compact groups that generalise lattices (discrete subgroups of finite co-volume). A theorem due to Yves Meyer asserts that approximate lattices in Euclidean spaces are projections of certain subsets of lattices in higher-dimensional spaces. This raises the following question: does Meyer’s theorem hold for approximate lattices in non-commutative locally compact groups?

I will prove that Meyer’s theorem holds for approximate lattices in amenable locally compact subgroups. To do so I will define “good models” that relate approximate subgroups to compact neighbourhoods of the identity in locally compact groups. I will also explain how similar methods yield a generalisation of Auslander’s theorem about the intersection of a lattice in a Lie group and the amenable radical.

This talk is part of the Geometric Group Theory (GGT) Seminar series.

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