Introduction to rigidity

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 15:00 to 16:00

Thackeray 427

Speaker Information
Mark Fincher

Abstract or Additional Information

When a deformation of an object preserves more structure than expected, we say there is "rigidity". In this talk we will discuss this notion in general terms, then in a particular case important to certain topologists, which is Mostow's Rigidity theorem.