Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Hyperbolic three-manifolds and surface subgroups

Seminar | October 4 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Jeremy Kahn, Brown University

 Department of Mathematics

We will briefly review the definition and basic properties of closed and finite-volume hyperbolic 3-manifolds, and take a few minutes to place them in context of 3-manifolds more generally. Then we will outline the speaker’s work with Vladimir Markovic, constructing nearly geodesic surfaces in every closed hyperbolic 3-manifold.