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Free-by-cyclic groups and trees

Presented by: 
Christopher Leininger University of Illinois at Chicago
Date: 
Friday 23rd June 2017 - 11:30 to 12:30
Venue: 
INI Seminar Room 1
Abstract: 
Given a hyperbolic free-by-cyclic group G, I will explain how to assign an action of G on a topological R-tree T_U for certain components U of the BNS invariant.   For every element x in U, there is a metric on T_U so that G acts by homotheties and the kernel of x acts by isometries.  This is part of ongoing joint work with Spencer Dowdall and  Ilya Kapovich.
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