## 3-Manifold Seminar: Surface group representations

Seminar | September 19 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

Ian Agol, UC BERKELEY

Department of Mathematics

We will discuss representations of genus 0 surface groups into $SU(2)$ for which the traces of the punctures are 0. Following Fintushel-Stern and Kirk-Klassen, these character varieties may be represented as polygonal linkages in $S^3$.

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