# Jerusalem Mathematics Colloquium

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Thursday, 8th November 2001, 4:00 pm

Mathematics Building, Lecture Hall 2

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Aner Shalev

(Hebrew University)

"Free products of groups and probabilistic methods"

** Abstract: **
We discuss problems regarding residual properties
of free groups, the modular group, and free products
of finite groups. We show how a probabilistic approach,
combined with some algebraic geometry and other tools,
can be used to solve these problems.
Applications to profinite groups will also be discussed,
as well as some open problems.

Coffee, Cookies at the faculty lounge at 3:30.

You are invited to join the speaker for further discussion after the
talk at Beit Belgia.

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