## Math.-String seminar

Date: | November 28, 2008, 13:30 - 15:00 |

Place: | Seminar Room at IPMU Prefab. B, Kashiwa Campus of the University of Tokyo |

Speaker: | Mikaël Pichot (IPMU) |

Title: | "Groups of intermediate rank" |

Abstract: | I will present a class of countablegroups with intermediate rank properties. This allows a rather smooth interpolation between the usual rank 1 and "higher rank" situations. For many of these groups (infinitely many), the Baum-Connes conjecture holds. This is joint work with Sylvain Barre. |