The Mathematics Society Ambedkar University Delhi
Invites you to a talk By Dr. Amit Kulshrestha, Associate Professor,
Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali (IISERM)
On Word maps on groups
Abstract: Over last two decades, there has been considerable interest in word maps on groups. Works of Larsen, Shalev, Guralnick, O’Brien, Tiep, Kunyavskii, Segal and Nikolov have been quite significant in the area. Tools have been widely derived from algebraic group theory, representation theory, probability and geometry. This area is a source of variety of open problems. In this talk, I will present a short survey on word maps and my recent collaborative work on image size of power words.
About The Speaker:
Dr. Amit Kulshrestha is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali, India, since 2008. Prior to that he was a Visiting Scientist at Indian Statistical Institute Bangalore/Delhi, and a postdoctoral researcher at Universite catholique de Louvain, Belgium. He did his PhD from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai in the broad area of algebra. His research interests include central simple algebras, quadratic forms, linear algebraic groups, word maps on groups. He is also interested in interacting with school teachers and students and pedagogy of mathematics.
While not at work, he could be found reading Hindi literature, particularly twentieth century Hindi poetry, or Indian history.