Representation stability of the Torelli group

Geometry Topology Seminar
Monday, August 29, 2011 - 2:05pm
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 005
Georgia Tech
I will discuss a computation of the lower central series of the Torelli group as a symplectic module, which depends on some conjectures and was performed 15 years ago in unpublished joint work with Ezra Getzler. Renewed interest in this computation comes from recent work of Benson Farb on representation stability.