Special Seminar: Fibring of manifolds and groups

Seminar | August 13 | 2-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Dawid Kielak, University of Bielefeld

 Department of Mathematics

A central question in 3-manifold topology was the Virtual Fibring Conjecture of Thurston, which states that every closed hyperbolic $3$-manifold virtually fibres over the circle. We will discuss Ian Agol's proof of the conjecture, and investigate how one can prove similar statements in the realm of group theory.