Some results and problems in the theory of word maps

Aner Shalev*

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In recent years there has been much interest in word maps on groups, with various motivations and applications. Substantial progress has been made and many fundamental questions were solved, using a wide spectrum of tools, including representation theory, probability and geometry. This paper is an extended survey of the various developments in this field. We also suggest remaining open problems, conjectures and possible directions for further research.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationBolyai Society Mathematical Studies
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages39
StatePublished - 2013

Publication series

NameBolyai Society Mathematical Studies
ISSN (Print)1217-4696

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© János Bolyai Mathematical Society and Springer-Verlag 2013.


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