Monday, May 11, 2020 1:30 PM
Sobhan Seyfaddini (IMJ-PRG)

In the late 70s, Fathi showed that the group of compactly supported volume-preserving homeomorphisms of the ball is simple in dimensions greater than 2. We present our recent article which proves that the remaining group, that is area-preserving homeomorphisms of the disc, is not simple. This settles what is known as the simplicity conjecture in the affirmative. This is joint work with Dan Cristofaro-Gardine and Vincent Humilière.

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