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An introduction to the Hanna Neumann Conjecture September 26, 2011 (10:00 AM PDT - 11:00 AM PDT)
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Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
Speaker(s) Igor Mineyev
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The Hanna Neumann Conjecture from 1956-1957 asserts a specific upper bound on the rank of the intersection of two finitely generated subgroups in a free group. Walter Neumann proposed a strengthened version of the Hanna Neumann Conjecture (SHNC) in 1989-1990. We will present several points of view of SHNC and sketch its proof in two
languages: graph theoretic and analytic.

(In case you miss this talk, two talks on SHNC will be given at UC Berkeley on October 5.)

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