Location: Bowdoin / Jennifer Taback

Mathematics

Jennifer Taback

Professor of Mathematics

Contact Information

jtaback@bowdoin.edu
207-725-3951
Mathematics
204 Searles Science Building



Spring 2014

  • Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning (MATH 2020A)
  • Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning (MATH 2020B)


Jennifer Taback: Bowdoin College: Mathematics

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Chicago (1998)

Field of Specialization

  • Combinatorial group theory, Topology

Links


Metric properties of Diestel-Leader groups (joint with Melanie Stein), in preparation.

Automorphisms of Diestel-Leader groups (joint with Peter Wong), in preparation.
Arxiv Free limits of Thompson's group $F$ (joint with Azer Akhmedov and Melanie Stein, to appear in Geometriae Dedicata.
Arxiv Tame combing and almost convexity conditions (joint with S. Cleary, S. Hermiller and M. Stein), Math Z. 269, no. 3 (2011), 879-915.
Arxiv The geometry of twisted conjugacy classes in wreath products (joint with Peter Wong), in Benson Farb and David Fisher, editors, Geometry, Rigidity and Group Actions,  Chicago Lectures in Math., Univ. Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, 2011,   561-–587.
Arxiv A note on convexity properties of Thompson's group F (joint with Melanie Stein and Matthew Horak), to appear in the Journal of Group Theory.
Arxiv Random subgroups of Thompson's group F (joint with Sean Cleary, Murray Elder and Andrew Reichnitzer), Groups Geom. Dyn. 4 (2010), no. 1, 91–126.
Arxiv Computing word length in alternate presentations of Thompson's group F (joint with Melanie Stein and Matthew Horak), Internat. J. Algebra Comput. 19(2009), no. 8, 963-997.  
Arxiv A note on twisted conjugacy and generalized Baumslag-Solitar groups (joint with Peter Wong), preprint, 2006.
Arxiv Twisted conjugacy and quasi-isomety invariance for generalized solvable Baumslag-Solitar groups (joint with Peter Wong), J. Lond. Math. Soc. (2) 75 (2007), no. 3, 705--717.
Arxiv Combinatorial and metric properties of Thompson’s group T (joint with Jose Burillo, Sean Cleary and Melanie Stein, Trans. Amer. Math. Soc.   361  (2009),  no. 2, 631--652.
Arxiv Bounding right-arm rotation distances (joint with Sean Cleary), Internat. J. Algebra Comput.17   (2007),  no. 2, 369--399.  
Arxiv Cone types and geodesic languages for   lamplighter groups and Thompson's group F (joint with Sean Cleary and Murray Elder),  J. Algebra, Vol. 303 No. 2 (2006), pp. 476-500.
Arxiv Metric properties of the lamplighter group as an automata group (joint with Sean Cleary), in Jose Burillo, Sean Cleary,  Murray Elder, Jennifer Taback and Enric Ventura, editors, Geometric Methods in Group Theory, American Mathematical Society, 2005.
Arxiv Dead end words in lamplighter groups and other wreath products (joint with Sean Cleary), Quarterly Journal of Mathematics Volume 56 No. 2 (2005), pp.165-178.
Arxiv Seesaw words in Thompson's group F (joint with Sean Cleary), in Jose Burillo, Sean Cleary,   Murray Elder, Jennifer Taback and Enric Ventura, editors, Geometric Methods in Group Theory, American Mathematical Society, 2005.
Arxiv The large scale geometry of some metabelian groups (joint with Kevin Whyte), Michigan Math. Journal, Vol. 52 No. 1 (2004), pp. 205-218.
PDF Restricted rotation distance (joint with Sean Cleary), Information Proc. Letters,  Vol. 88 No. 5 (2003), pp. 251-256.
New York Journal Geometric quasi-isometric embeddings into Thompson's group F (joint with Sean Cleary), New York Journal of Mathematics, 9 (2003), pp. 141-148.
Arxiv Combinatorial properties of Thompson's group F (joint with Sean Cleary), Trans. AMS. Vol. 356 No. 7 (2004), pp. 2825--2849 (electronic).
Arxiv Thompson's group F is not almost convex (joint with Sean Cleary), J. Algebra, Vol. 270 No. 1 (2004), pp 133-149.
PDF Surface symmetries and PSL(2,p) (joint with Murad Ozaydin and Charlotte Simmons), Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 359(2007), 2243-2268.
New York Journal Equivalence of geometric and combinatorial Dehn  functions (joint with Jose Burillo), New York Journal of Mathematics, 8 (2002), pp. 169-179.
Arxiv The Dehn function of PSL(2,Z[1/p]), Geom. Dedicata, Vol. 102 No. 1 (2003) pp. 179-195.
Arxiv Quasi-isometric rigidity of PSL(2,Z[1/p]), Duke Math. Journal, 101 (2000), No. 2, pp. 335-357.