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Cameron Gordon

2014 FSU Mathematics Lecture

Speaker: Cameron Gordon
Title: Left-Orderability of 3-Manifold Groups
Affiliation: University of Texas, Austin
Date: Friday, February 28, 2014
Place and Time: Room 101, Love Building, 3:45-4:40 pm
Refreshments: Room 204, Love Building, 3:00 pm

Abstract. The fundamental group is a more or less complete invariant of a 3-dimensional manifold. We will discuss how the purely algebraic property of this group being left-orderable is related to two other aspects of 3-dimensional topology, one geometric-topological and the other essentially analytic.