UBC Mathematics Colloquium

Richard Kent
(Brown University)


Analytic functions from hyperbolic manifolds

Mon., Jan. 11, 2010, 4:00pm, MATX 1100


At the heart of Thurston's proof of Geometrization for Haken manifolds is a family of analytic functions between Teichmuller spaces called "skinning maps."  These maps carry geometric information about their associated hyperbolic manifolds, and I'll discuss what is presently known
about their behavior.  The ideas involved form a mix of geometry, algebra, and analysis.


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