School Seminars and Colloquia

Volume of representations

Geometry/Topology Seminar

by Dr Stephan Tillmann

Institution: The University of Melbourne
Date: Mon 9th October 2006
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Russell Love Theatre, Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne

Abstract: I describe a volume function defined on the set of representations of the fundamental group of an n-dimensional manifold into the group of isometries of hyperbolic n-space. This function has humour: its definition is somewhat technical and messy, but many of its properties and
applications are elegant and easy to state. This talk explores some of the
properties and applications and is largely based on joint work with Steve Boyer.

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