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SUMMARY:Gregory Sankaran (Bath)
DESCRIPTION:Fundamental groups of toroidal compactifications\nLocally symmetric varieties are quotients of a hermitian symmetric space by a suitable discrete group. They are in general not compact\, but there are well-known techniques for compactifying them. The resulting spaces often have major geometric siginificance\, so it is important to understand their geometry and topology. I will focus on the most basic topological invariant\, the fundamental group. This should be a quotient of the discrete group\, but it is not immediately clear which quotient. I will describe joint with with Azniv Kasparian (Sofia) in which we answer this question completely\, by largely geometric methods but giving an answer in Lie-theoretic terms.
URL:http://math-sciences.org/event/gregory-sankaran-bath/
LOCATION:to be announced
CATEGORIES:Pure Mathematics,Seminars
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