Groups Complexity Cryptology
Managing Editor: Shpilrain, Vladimir / Weil, Pascal
Editorial Board: Ciobanu, Laura / Conder, Marston / Eick, Bettina / Elder, Murray / Fine, Benjamin / Gilman, Robert / Grigoriev, Dima / Ko, Ki Hyoung / Kreuzer, Martin / Mikhalev, Alexander V. / Myasnikov, Alexei / Perret, Ludovic / Roman'kov, Vitalii / Rosenberger, Gerhard / Sapir, Mark / Thomas, Rick / Tsaban, Boaz / Capell, Enric Ventura / Lohrey, Markus
CiteScore 2018: 0.80
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2018: 0.368
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2018: 1.061
Mathematical Citation Quotient (MCQ) 2017: 0.32
Algorithms, constructions and examples are of central interest in combinatorial and geometric group theory. Teaching experience and, more recently, preparing a historical essay have led me to think the familiar group BS(1,2) is an example of fundamental importance. The purpose of this note is to make a case for this point of view. We recall several interesting constructions and important examples of groups related to BS(1,2), and indicate why certain of these groups played a key role in showing the word problem for finitely presented groups is unsolvable.