Optimal packings of planar surfaces

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 16:00 to 16:50
Thackeray 427

Abstract or Additional Information

We will investigate a proof by construction to find an upper bound for minimal area in a horoball packing of hyperbolic surfaces.  The construction was introduced in the paper "Geometry of Planar Surfaces and Exceptional Fillings" by N. Hoffman and J. Purcell.