Twenty second meeting of the Transpennine Topology Triangle
Department of Pure Mathematics
University of Sheffield
Monday December 13th
This will be a working meeting. There will therefore be
the usual time for participant discussion.
Talks will take place in Room J11, on the sixth floor
of the Hicks Building.
We expect to go to eat nearby, soon after the last talk.
- 11.30 am: Greg Arone (Aberdeen)
``Spaces of embeddings and immersions revisited.''
- 2.00 pm: Ian Leary (Southampton)
``Constructing some groups of type VF''
- 3.00 pm: Tea in I15
- 4.00 pm: Ted Voronov (UMIST)
Deformation quantization of forms on the cotangent bundle.
``Constructing some groups of type VF'' by Ian Leary
A group H is of type F if there is a finite model for
the classifying space BH. A group is of type VF if it has a
finite index subgroup of type F. Brita Nucinkis and I exhibit
- Groups of type VF containing infinitely many conjugacy classes
of finite subgroups;
- Groups of type VF in which the centralizers of elements of
finite order are not of type VF.
Anyone who wishes to participate is welcome: we shall operate the
usual arrangements for assistance with travel expenses. We expect
to assemble for tea and coffee in I15, Floor 5,
from 11.00 am until the first talk.
Each lecture will take place in Room J11 of the Hicks Building,
Hounsfield Road, Sheffield.
Tea and Coffee will be served in
the common room I15.
For further information email
(or John Hunton
email@example.com) if you are interested, so we can make
approximately the right amount of tea and coffee.
How to get there
From the rail station you can catch the Number
60 bus, and get off where it crosses the ring road. Or take
the supertram to the University stop. There is more information
School of Mathematics and Statistics Homepage
The meeting is partially supported by a Scheme 3 grant from the
London Mathematical Society.
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