 
Summary: Center for Mathematical Sciences Lectures
Mallat Family Fund for Research in Mathematics
invites you to a
SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES
to be presented by
Professor Mladen Bestvina
Department of Mathematics
University of Utah
All lectures will take place at
Auditorium 232, Amado Mathematics Building
Lectures I and II:
Monday, 14 June and Tuesday, 15 June, 2010 at 15:30
The automorphism group of a free group
The group of (outer) automorphisms of a free group of finite rank has
been studied extensively in the last 25 years. The guideline is the
analogy with SL_n(Z) and with mapping class groups. I will describe
Outer space andsome of the other basic tools in the subject as well as
some of the main achievements of the theory.
Lecture III: Wednesday, 16 June, 2010 at 15:30
Piecewise linear Morse theory
