School Seminars and Colloquia

Degenerating geometric structures via projective geometry

Geometry/Topology Seminar

by Professor Steve Kerckhoff

Institution: Stanford University
Date: Thu 20th April 2006
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Room 213, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Melbourne

Abstract: This will be a discussion of the process of rescaling degenerating geometric structures in dimension 3, particularly the transition between hyperbolic, euclidean, and spherical geometry, from the point of view of projective geometry. Applications to the Orbifold Theorem and global and local rigidity of cone manifolds.This is joint work with Daryl Cooper.

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