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Robert Bieri

Clinical Coordinator, Pharmaceutical Sciences

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Background

My original interest in homological methods for infinite groups (cohomological dimension and Poincare type duality) shifted towards geometric and – more recently – asymptotic methods. I find it interesting to relate geometric properties at infinity of groups and G-spaces with algebraic properties of these groups, their group rings and their modules. The focus is on familar groups like metabelian, soluble, free and linear ones, or fundamental groups of 3-manifolds, but I also met Thompson's group F and other PL-homeomorphism groups on the way, and had an encounter with tropical geometry.

Education

  • PhD, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

Research Interests

  • Geometric, homological, combinatorial and asymptotic methods in group theory