Séminaires : Séminaire d'Algèbres d'Opérateurs

Equipe(s) : ao,
Responsables :Pierre Fima, François Le Maître, Romain Tessera
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Salle : 1013
Adresse :Sophie Germain

Orateur(s) Sam Mellick - McGill University,
Titre Higher rank groups have fixed price one
Horaire14:00 à 15:00

In this talk I will give a sketch of the proof of the result in the title. In particular, we show that every essentially free probability measure preserving action of a higher rank semisimple Lie group has cost one. This implies every lattice in such a group has cost one, as well as resolving a conjecture of Abert, Gelander, and Nikolov on the vanishing of rank gradient for sequences of lattices in higher rank simple Lie groups. It thus also proves state-of-the-art vanishing results for mod-p homology growth. No prior familiarity with cost for locally compact groups or knowledge of Lie theory will be assumed. Joint work with Mikolaj Fraczyk and Amanda Wilkens.