• Speaker: Assoc Prof Murray Elder, CARMA, The University of Newcastle
  • Title: Totally disconnected groups from Baumslag-Solitar groups
  • Location: Room V129, Mathematics Building (Callaghan Campus) The University of Newcastle
  • Time and Date: 4:00 pm, Thu, 20th Sep 2012
  • Abstract:

    We consider the problem of characterising embeddings of an abstract group into totally disconnected locally compact (tdlc) groups. Specifically, for each pair of nonzero integers $m,n$ we construct a tdlc group containing the Baumslag-Solitar group $BS(m,n)$ as a dense subgroup, and compute the scales of elements and flat rank of the tdlc group.

    This is joint work with George Willis.

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