|LIE GROUPS, REPRESENTATIONS AND DISCRETE MATH|
|Topic:||Asymptotics and Spectra of Cayley and Schreier Graphs of Branch Groups|
|Affiliation:||Texas A & M|
|Date:||Tuesday, March 7|
|Time/Room:||2:00pm - 3:15pm/S-101|
We provide calculations of growth and spectra of Cayley and Schreier graphs related to some branch groups. Among the examples, we present a class of groups of intermediate growth defined by primitive polynomials over finite fields (the original Grigorchuk example fits in this setting as the group corresponding to the unique primitive polynomial x^2+x+1 over GF(2)) and the Hanoi Towers group on 3 pegs. In each case, the spectrum can be described as closure of an inverse orbit of a quadratic polynomial (thus having the Julia set of the quadratic polynomial as the set of accumulation points). Time permitting, relations to iterated monodromy groups will be indicated.