Date & Time: Saturday, May 22, 2010, 16:30-17:30.
Venue: Ramanujan Hall

Title: Ubiquity of Free Groups

Speaker: Parameswaran Sankaran, IMSc Chennai

Abstract: Free groups are important objects of study in combinatorial group theory. These naturally occur in many interesting contexts. In this talk we will show that if G is a non-abelian compact Lie group then most pairs of elements generate a free group of rank two.