Groups, geometry, and finite state automata

Susan Hermiller

University of Nebraska
Barton Lectures in Computational Mathematics


Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Petty 136
Susan Marie Hermiller is an American mathematician specializing in the computational, combinatorial, and geometric theory of groups. She is Willa Cather Professor of Mathematics and Graduate Chair for Mathematics at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Dr. Hermiller is also a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society.

Reception ∙ Petty 116∙3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Abstract: Group theory is the study of symmetries of objects. In this talk I’ll discuss geometric properties of infinite groups that give rise to computational algorithms that can be performed by computers with a finite amount of memory.