Higher-dimensional Dehn functions for S-arithmetic groups

Sun, 18/03/2012 - 12:00
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Abstract: 

A group $\Gamma$ if of type $F_k$ if it admits an
Eilenberg MacLane complex with finite k-skeleton.
For such groups one can define the (k-1)-dimensional Dehn function,
which measures the difficulty to fill (k-1)-cycles by k-chains.
 I will describe the optimal higher-dimensional Dehn functions for uniform
 S-arithmetic subgroups of reductive groups over global fields.
 I will also discuss a conjectural picture for non-uniform S-arithmetic
 groups.