Venue: HIM, Poppelsdorfer Allee 45, Lecture Hall

Thursday, September 27th, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Unsolvability of the Universal Theory of Finite Groups

Maurice Chiodo will talk about A. M. Slobodskoi's paper "Unsolvability of the Universal Theory of Finite Groups"

Friday, September 21st, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Ethics in Mathematics: discussion session

We will have a general discussion session on Ethics in Mathematics, covering:
- why it is important,
- what are some case studies,
- what might each of us do to help educate other mathematicians about this.

Some information about a conference on this held in Cambridge in April 2018 can be found here.

And some information about the related student society in Cambridge can be found here.

Thursday, September 20th, 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Discussion with Henry Wilton

We will discuss undecidability results related to profinite groups based on the following three papers:

The triviality problem for profinite completions
Martin Bridson & Henry Wilton
Invent. Math., 202(2), pp. 839–874, 2015

The isomorphism problem for profinite completions of finitely presented, residually finite groups
Martin Bridson & Henry Wilton
Groups Geom. Dyn., 8(3), pp. 733–745, 2014

On the recognition problem for virtually special cube complexes
Martin Bridson & Henry Wilton
Hyperbolic geometry and geometric group theory, pp. 37–46, Adv. Stud. Pure Math., 73, MSJ, Tokyo, 2017