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CATEGORIES:Geometric Group Theory (GGT) Seminar
SUMMARY:Equations in groups - Laura Ciobanu (Heriot-Watt U
niversity)
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UID:TALK98314AThttp://talks.cam.ac.uk
URL:http://talks.cam.ac.uk/talk/index/98314
DESCRIPTION:The Diophantine Problem in group theory can be sta
ted as: is it algorithmically decidable whether an
equation whose coefficients are elements of a giv
en group has at least one solution in that group?\
n\nThe talk will be a survey on this topic\, with
emphasis on what is known about solving equations
in free groups. I will also present some of the re
cent developments connecting this topic to formal
languages\, joint with V. Diekert and M. Elder. If
time allows\, I will conclude with results concer
ning the Diophantine Problem in virtually direct p
roducts.
LOCATION:CMS\, MR13
CONTACT:Maurice Chiodo
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