Small Deformations of a complete 3-dimensional Hyperbolic structure

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:00 to 13:00
428 Thackeray
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University of Pittsburgh

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In this talk, I will first introduce the notion of complete hyperbolic structure. I will then discuss how one can a construct complete hyperbolic manifold by gluing faces of polyhedra. Then I will explain what we mean by small deformations and how one can capture useful information about them using the notion of cusp parameters (discussed in [1])

[1]: Walter D. Neumann and Don Zagier. “Volumes of hyperbolic three-manifolds.” Topology 24 (1985), no. 3, 307-332.

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