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REU 2017: Geometric Group Theory

This year’s REU will take place in June and July. We expect to have four participants. The subject area is Geometric Group Theory. There will be research projects on:

  • Automorphisms of free groups
  • Mapping Class groups
References include:
  • Mostly Surfaces, by Richard Schwarz
  • Office Hours with a Geometric Group Theorist, edited by Matt Clay and Dan Margalit
  • Groups, Graphs, and Trees, by John Meier
  • Algebraic Topology, by Allen Hatcher
  • A Primer on Mapping Class Groups, by Benson Farb and Dan Margalit
Applications are currently being accepted. You may fill out an application form here. Please write directly to me if you have any questions, and also to let me know that you applied. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

REU 2016: Algebraic Geometry and Geometric Group Theory

The 2016 REU did reading courses using An Invitation to Algebraic Geometry by Karen Smith and Office Hours with a Geometric Group Theorist, edited by Matt Clay and myself. We also held workshops in programming and studied research problems about automorphisms of free groups. Participants included Sarah Butchko (Indiana), Ryan Dickmann (GaTech), and Charles Wang (GaTech) and mentors included my graduate students, Justin Lanier and Shane Scott.