Minerva Distinguished Visitor Lectures at Princeton University: Benjamini-Schramm Convergence in Groups and Dynamics | |

Topic: | An overview of Benjamini-Schramm convergence in group theory and dynamics |

Speaker: | Lewis Bowen |

Affiliation: | University of Texas, Austin and Princeton University; Minerva Distinguished Visitor |

Date: | Friday, October 23 |

Time/Room: | 1:30pm - 2:30pm/Fine 110, Princeton University |

Finite models of infinite groups/actions/manifolds are useful for studying spectral and $L^2$-invariants, constructing random processes and have recently been used to introduce new invariants of group actions useful for proving nonembedding and nonisomorphism theorems. The first talk will be an overview for a general audience.