University Seminar: Logic Across Disciplines- Topological Spaces of Orderings of Algebraic Structures

Title:  Topological Spaces of Orderings of Algebraic Structures
Speaker:   Jennifer Chubb, University of San Francisco and GWU
http://www.cs.usfca.edu/~jcchubb/
Date and Time:  Friday, February 2 2018 11:00 am-12 noon
Place: Phillips Hall (801 22nd Street), Room 736

Abstract: A left- or bi- partial ordering of an algebraic structure is a partial ordering of the elements of the structure that is invariant under the structure acting on itself on the left or, respectively, both on the left and on the right.  In this talk, we will consider the spaces of total left and bi-orderings of a group, how these spaces can be visualized as the paths of binary trees, and their computational and topological properties.