Topology Seminar: Tali Pinsky

  • Date: 03/17/2015
  • Time: 14:00
Tali Pinsky, UBC

University of British Columbia


On the volumes of complements of geodesics on surfaces


Given a hyperbolic surface S, consider any closed geodesic gamma on S. gamma is naturally embedded as a knot in the unit tangent bundle of S, and the complement of gamma is almost always a hyperbolic three manifold and thus has an intrinsic volume. In this talk I will describe a way to obtain an upper bound for this volume, linear with respect to the length of gamma. The proof goes through careful analysis of volumes for geodesics on the modular surface. This is joint work with Maxime Bergeron and Lior Silberman.

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Location: ESB 4133