Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Deforming hyperbolic three-manifolds

Seminar | September 26 | 2-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Jeff Danciger, UT Austin/Stanford

 Department of Mathematics

We will study the deformation space of hyperbolic structures on a cusped hyperbolic three-manifold M and review Thurston’s theory of hyperbolic Dehn filling. We will then explore the real projective deformations of M and the local structure of the SL(4,R) character variety as a preview of the main talk.