Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Craig Guilbault, Richard Stockbridge, Boris Okun, Jonah Gaster
What does a typical quotient of a group look like? Gromov looked at the density model of quotients of free groups. The density parameter $d$ measures the rate of exponential growth of the number of relators compared to the size of the Cayley ball. Using this model, he proved that for $d<1/2$, the typical quotient of a free group is non-elementary hyperbolic. Ollivier extended Gromov's result to show that for $d<1/2$, the typical quotient of many hyperbolic groups is also non-elementary hyperbolic.
Żuk and Kotowski--Kotowski proved that for $d>1/3$, a typical quotient of a free group has Property (T). We show that (in a closely related density model) for $1/3
Parija, Prayagdeep, "Random Quotients of Hyperbolic Groups and Property (T)" (2023). Theses and Dissertations. 3316.