Charlotte Scott Centre for Algebra

School of Mathematics & Physics, University of Lincoln

Ilaria Castellano will give a talk on the 20th of June

Ilaria Castellano (University of Milan-Bicocca) will talk about her work on the 20th of June in INB3305 at 2:30 pm.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Title:  Automorphism groups of regular trees: from the Euler-Poincarè characteristic to the double coset zeta-functions

Abstract:  The Euler-Poincaré characteristic of a discrete group is an important (but also quite mysterious) invariant. It is usually just an integer or a rational number and reflects many quite significant properties. The realm of totally disconnected locally compact groups admits an Euler-Poincaré characteristic: surprisingly it is no longer just a number but it is a rational multiple of a Haar measure. A key source of totally disconnected locally compact groups consists of automorphism groups of locally finite graphs. Since the computation of the Euler-Poincaré characteristic of the automorphism group is quite gentle when the graph is a 2-coloured regular tree, I plan to use such groups as leading examples throughout the talk. In particular, I will show that the Euler-Poincaré characteristic turns out to be related to the value at -1 of a zeta-function.
Based on a joint work with Gianmarco Chinello and Thomas Weigel.

One comment on “Ilaria Castellano will give a talk on the 20th of June

  1. Evgeny Khukhro
    June 3, 2022

    Reblogged this on Maths & Physics News.

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