Spring 2011, Thursdays, Milner 216, 4:00-4:50 PM

Date: April 14

"  On Milnor's problem on group growth and around "
  Prof. Rostislav Grigorchuk  


We will give a survey of results around Milnor's problem on growth of finitely generated groups. Concrete examples of groups of intermediate growth (between polynomial and exponential) will be considered. Various topics of algebra related to growth will be discussed. A number of open problems will be formulated and some applications of groups of intermediate growth will be mentioned.