THEMATIC PROGRAMS

August 22, 2014

Spring 2006
Holomorphic Dynamics, Laminations, and Hyperbolic Geometry

May 23-27, 2006

Hyperbolic geometry Workshop
Organizers: Y. Minsky, B. Kleiner


Supported by the National Science Foundation
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:
The topics covered by the workshop will include:
  • Hyperbolic 3-manifolds, their structure and deformation.
  • Geometric group theory and coarse geometry.

SCHEDULE:
Audio of talks

Tuesday, May 23
9:00 - 10:00 Morning coffee
10:00 - 11:00 Francis Bonahon, University of Southern California
Local representations of the quantum Teichmüller space
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 12:30 Lee Mosher, State University of New Jersey
Axes in Outer Space (joint with M. Handel)
12:30 - 2:30 Lunch
2:30 - 3:00 Kenneth Bromberg, University of Utah
Drilling, grafting and the ending lamination theorerm
3:00 - 4:00 Tea break
4:00 - 5:00 Juan Souto, University of Chicago
Rank of the fundamental group and geometry of hyperbolic 3-manifolds
5:00 - 6:30 Reception on-site
Wednesday, May 24
8:30 - 9:00 Morning coffee
9:00 - 10:00 Brian Bowditch, University of Southampton
Ends of hyperbolic 3-manifolds
10:00 - 10:15 Coffee break
10:15 - 10:45 Parallel sessions:
Roland Roeder, Cornell University (Room 230)
Combinatorial aspects of Andreev's Theorem
Zeno Huang, University of Michigan (Library)
The Interior Weil-Petersson geometry of Teichmuller space
11:00 - 12:00 Jeffrey F. Brock, Brown University
The geometry of hyperbolic 3-manifolds via Heegaard splittings
12:00 - 2:30 Lunch
2:30 - 3:00 Parallel sessions:
David Futer, Michigan State University (Room 230)
Geometry and combinatorics of arborescent link complements
Vivien Easson, Oxford University (Library)
Length bounds for handlebody attachment
3:15 - 3:45 Parallel sessions:
Joseph Masters, SUNY at Buffalo (Room 230)
Closed Quasi-Fuchsian surfaces in hyperbolic knot complements
Joseph Maher, Université du Québec à Montréal (Library)
Random walks on the mapping class group
3:45 - 4:30 Tea break
4:30 - 5:30 Mario Bonk, University of Michigan
Quasiconformal Geometry of Fractals
Thursday, May 25
8:30 - 9:00 Morning coffee
9:00 - 10:00 Steve Kerckhoff, Stanford University
The Other Geometries
10:15 - 10:45 Parallel sessions:
Reza Chamanara, Indiana University (Room 230)
Ideal hyperbolic polyhedra and bending invariants of Jordan Curves
Moon Duchin, UC Davis, (Library)
Geodesic instability and Busemann functions in Teichmuller space
10:45 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 12:30 Peter Storm, Stanford University
The minimal entropy conjecture for nonuniform rank one lattices
12:30 BBQ lunch at Fields
Afternoon free  
Friday, May 26
8:30 - 9:00 Morning coffee
9:00 - 10:00 Ian Agol, University of Illinois at Chicago
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10:00 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:00 Richard Canary, University of Michigan
Untouchable points in boundaries of deformation spaces of Kleinian groups
12:00 - 2:30 Lunch
2:30 - 3:00 Parallel sessions:
Kentaro Ito, Nagoya University (Room 230)
Convergence and divergence of Kleinian punctured-torus groups
Saul Schleimer, Rutgers, New Brunswick (Library)
The end of the curve complex
3:15 - 3:45 Parallel sessions:
Richard Kent, University of Texas (Room 230)
The beginning of the end
Kasra Rafi, University of Connecticut (Library)
Teichmuller geodesics with prescribed combinatorics
3:45 - 4:30 Tea break
4:30 - 5:30 Mark Sapir, Vanderbilt University
Asymptotic cones and actions on tree-graded spaces
Saturday, May 27
8:30 - 9:00 Morning coffee
9:00 - 10:00 David Gabai, Princeton University
Volumes of Hyperbolic 3-Manifolds
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 - 11:30 Peter Shalen, University of Illinois at Chicago
Classical 3-manifold topology and hyperbolic volume

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