School Seminars and Colloquia

Hyperbolic volumes of knot complements

Volume Conjecture Seminar

by Craig Hodgson


Institution: The University of Melbourne
Date: Mon 15th August 2011
Time: 4:15 PM
Location: Room 107 - Richard Berry Building

Abstract: We will begin with a brief introduction to hyperbolic geometry and hyperbolic structures on 3-manifolds. We will then explain how ideal triangulations can be used to compute hyperbolic structures and hyperbolic volumes for knot complements, illustrating this method for the figure eight knot complement.