Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): The curve complex: basic geometric & combinatorial properties

Seminar | September 19 | 2-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Tarik Aougab, Brown University

 Department of Mathematics

We'll introduce the curve complex of a surface & motivate it via its connections to hyperbolic 3-manifolds and to Teichmuller theory. The goal of this intro talk will be to discuss some of its geometric properties, on both large and small scales.