Monthly Archives: March 2012

EO: embedding graph manifold groups in products of trees

This post is based on this paper with David Hume. As discussed here, it is a nice property for a group to be quasi-isometrically embeddable in a product of finitely many trees. Graph manifolds are certain 3-manifolds, and if you … Continue reading

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EO: contracting elements

In this post I’ll talk about this paper. There are many groups that have been known for quite a while to “look like” hyperbolic groups, but only in certain “directions”. Examples of such directions are (the axes of ) rank … Continue reading

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