Mostow rigidity: an introduction

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 13:00 to 13:50
Thackeray 427

Abstract or Additional Information

I will give an introduction to Mostow rigidity, one of the keystones of the study of hyperbolic manifolds.  The main goal is to communicate what the eponymous rigidity property *is*, and to give some idea of why having this property makes hyperbolic manifolds special.  The talk is intended to be as general audience-friendly as possible.