MS Seminar (Mathematics - String Theory)

Speaker: Kenneth Shackleton (IPMU)
Title: On Harvey's curve complex
Date: Fri, Jan 16, 2009, 13:30 - 15:00
Place: Seminar Room at IPMU Prefab. B
Abstract: We discuss an important graph in low-dimensional topology called the "curve graph" of a surface, the 1-skeleton of the curve complex, after Bill Harvey. We give some idea of its importance, and some of its theory, mentioning the work of Ivanov, Masur-Minsky and Bowditch among others.