Past and Future Topics

Past and Future Topics

Fall 2002

Sept. 25. Billiards and Riemann surfaces of infinite complexity. Curt McMullen.

Oct. 2. Galois flux and measured foliations. Curt McMullen.

Oct. 9. What is a random 3-manifold and what does it look like? Nathan Dunfield.

Oct. 16. Does a random 3-manifold fiber over the circle? Nathan Dunfield.

Oct. 23. No meeting. Go to Rich Schwartz's colloquium on Thursday instead.

Oct. 30. Physical measures and periodic orbits of quadratic polynomials. Matt Bainbridge.

Nov. 6. Moduli of Polyhedra. Laura DeMarco.

Nov. 13. Ergodic theory of horocycles and the earthquake flow on moduli space. Maryam Mirzakhani.

Nov. 20. Is the Jones polynomial the same size as the Alexander polynomial? Jacob Rasmussen.

Nov. 27. No meeting

Dec. 4. Abelian differentials and dynamics Izzet Coskun.

Dec. 11. Projective Riemann surfaces with Fuchsian holonomy David Dumas.

Dec. 18. The Patterson-Sullivan theory of discrete quasiconformal groups Ed Taylor.

Spring 2002

Jan 30. Billiards and Curves of Genus 2. Curt McMullen.

Feb 6. Laminations and groups of homeomorphisms of the circle. Nathan Dunfield.

Feb 13. The configuration space of points on the projective line and the moduli of polygons. Haruko Nishi.

Feb 20. Simple geodesics and the Weil-Petersson volume of the moduli space of Riemann surfaces. Maryam Mirzakhani.

Feb 27. Experiments with Quasifuchsian Groups and Projective Structures. David Dumas.

Mar 6 (starts 4:30). Growth of the number of periodic points for generic diffeomorphisms. Vadim Kaloshin.

Mar 13. Some algebraic questions related to the Poincaré Conjecture. Andrew Casson.

Mar 20. A Variational Study of Curvature and Potential Theory. Laura DeMarco.

Mar 27. Spring Break.

Apr 3. Complex hyperbolic reflection groups: a primer. Daniel Allcock.

Apr 10. Rigidity and non-rigidity of hyperbolic 3-manifolds. Kevin Scannell.

Apr 17. Shadow pictures: pair-of-pants decompositions of 3-manifolds. Dylan Thurston.

Apr 24. Weil-Petersson and Hodge volumes of moduli space, and the Schottky problem. Samuel Grushevsky.

May 1. Mostow Rigidity and Lattice Classification. Kathy Paur.

The more distant past

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