Graduate Student Seminar Tuesdays 4:00-5:00, Chase 319
The Graduate Student Seminar is a departmental seminar that combines all areas of interests in both mathematics and statistics. The goal of the seminar is to provide a forum to promote scholarly communications among graduate students, between graduate students and faculty, PDFs and visitors as well. All are welcome!
Graduate students are strongly encouraged to attend and speak in this seminar. It is also intended that the seminar be an opportunity for us graduate students to get to know each other, as well as to discuss possible future research and other issues.
Please email andrew hoefel if you would like to volunteer a talk.
Abstract: This talk will be an introduction to the theory of orderable groups, with emphasis on examples. The main focus will be "the space of all orderings of a group", a new object of study which has proven very useful in addressing several long-standing open problems. Time permitting, I will also explain those open problems that have been resolved using the space of all orderings of a group, as well as outline directions for future research.