New Techniques for Zimmer's Conjecture

Informal Group Action Seminar
Topic:New Techniques for Zimmer's Conjecture
Speaker:David Fisher
Affiliation:Indiana University Bloomington; Member, School of Mathematics
Date:Wednesday, December 5
Time/Room:2:00pm - 3:15pm/Simonyi Hall 101

This talk will give a detailed introduction to the proof of Zimmer's conjecture made in recent work with Brown and Hurtado. The talk will be independent of Monday's member seminar, but I will not repeat history and motivation. I will begin by (re)stating a theorem and then proceed to give an outline of the proof, with some emphasis on surprising connections to other areas of mathematics that arise.